Former Ontario Cabinet Minister John Wilkinson was first elected in 2003 as the member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) for Perth- Middlesex.
In 2007, he was re-elected as the MPP for Perth-Wellington. He was the first Certified Financial Planner elected to the Ontario Legislature. Prior to politics he co-founded Wilkinson & Keller Financial Planning Ltd. of Stratford.
At Queens Park John served as Minister of Research & Innovation, then as Minister of Revenue and finally as the Minister of Environment.
John Wilkinson played a vital role in securing $10 million of provincial support for the construction of our permanent Stratford Campus building. As Minister of Research & Innovation, he was responsible for Ontario’s $1.6 billion Innovation Agenda, which included digital media as a focus for world class research and commercialization excellence.
John and his wife live in Stratford. They have three children; a daughter in Toronto, a son attending UW and a son attending U of T.