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Kellie’s Personal Profile
Kellie was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and lived in Fort McMurray, Alberta as a youth where her father started a construction company. Her father built a significant part of the city during the early days of Canada’s oil sands.
From her father, Kit, Kellie learned the value of hard work and the importance of small businesses. With his encouragement, Kellie ran a small moving company and courier service in Fort McMurray that gave her an understanding of what small businesses go through such as balancing the books, managing staff and dealing with clients.
From her mom, Lynne, Kellie learned some of the important lessons that would shape her life. The most important being service to her community. In 1989, at age 18, Kellie tragically lost her mother to breast cancer. She hosts an annual golf tournament to raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in memory of her mother Lynne who exemplified a dedicated commitment to public service and to helping those less fortunate.
Kellie’s educational career truly makes her a remarkable and inspiring Canadian: Kellie graduated from Queen’s University in 1991 with her undergraduate degree. She earned her medical degree from the
University of Toronto in 1994, MBA from Dalhousie University in 1998, and completed the Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program in 2001 at the University of Toronto. In 2002, she pursued her specialty training as a fellow of clinical pediatric orthopedics at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, an affiliated hospital with the University of Southern California.
Kellie is among the best of her generation and this was further solidified when she was selected as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 for her work in both medicine and business in 2005. She has published in the clinical and best practice model areas of the health care field.
In 2010, Kellie received the Order of Ontario for her work advocating for children and youth, an honour bestowed upon remarkable Ontarians who effortlessly give back and support their communities. Kellie’s exceptional life experiences make her exemplarily qualified to serve as Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and, importantly, as Prime Minister.
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