- Since elected as your MPP in 2007, France has consistently been one of the top five MPPs at Queens Park, in terms of bills introduced, bills passed, times addressing the legislature and words spoken
- As Executive Director of the Community Health Centre in Sudbury, France oversaw the expansion of Health Care services to many small and rural communities
- Effective advocate for Nickel Belt residents on important local issues, such as horse racing, water protection, and helping small businesses
France Gélinas is a resident of the City of Greater Sudbury, health care professional, and community leader.
France started her career in Sudbury at Laurentian Hospital, now part of Health Sciences North as a physiotherapist. After graduating from Laurentian University with a Masters in Business Administration, she became a health care administrator. Before being elected MPP in 2007, France worked as the Executive Director of the Community Health Centre in Sudbury. Under her leadership the Centre expanded to many small and rural communities in the northeast, opened the Corner Clinic serving the homeless population, and became the lead agency for the Sudbury Homelessness Network.
As Nickel Belt’s representative at Queen’s Park, France has taken the lead on health and healthcare issues. She has introduced and worked on many bills designed to: make restaurant menus more transparent, end the sale of flavoured tobacco products, ban tanning beds for youth, and bring Ombudsman oversight to the health care system of Ontario, to name just a few.
An experienced community leader with a track record of standing up for Northern Ontario, you can count on France Gélinas to get results for Nickel Belt.
France and her spouse Keith Harris have three children and six grandchildren. She is also a bush pilot, a competitive rower, and an avid snowboarder.
Address:Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre 15- 5085 Hwy 69 N Hanmer, ON P3P 1P7