Greg Rickford has been re-elected in Kenora-Rainy River.

Rickford first joined provincial politics in 2018, but he had previously served as a federal MP under Stephen Harper’s Conservatives, first elected in 2008. He was later re-elected in the 2011 election and served under the Ministry of Indian Affairs and the Ministry of Northern Development.

Rickford would later be appointed as the Minister of State for Northern Ontario, as well as the Minister of Natural Resources. He was defeated in 2015’s federal election by Bob Nault and Howard Hampton. He re-entered politics in 2017 and won the riding in 2018.

Under Doug Ford’s Conservatives, Rickford has served as the Minister of Energy, and after a consolidation of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry with the Ministry of Northern Development of Mines, Rickford now leads that Ministry, along with Indigenous Affairs.

Prior to his political career, Rickford worked as a lawyer in Toronto and as a nurse in northern First Nation communities with degrees from McGill and Laval.