Speaker Profiles

The Honourable Aileen Carroll

The Honourable Aileen Carroll

Minister of Culture

Government of Ontario

Aileen Carroll was elected to the Ontario legislature in 2007. Carroll began her career in politics as a Barrie City councillor. She then ran federally and was elected as a member of Parliament for Barrie in 1997. She was re-elected in 2000 and again in 2004. Carroll served as the Minister for International Cooperation, making her Barrie’s first, and only, federal cabinet minister.

Carroll chaired community fundraising projects for the Barrie Public Library and St. Joseph’s High School. She was honorary chair for the Barrie United Way, a volunteer at Hospice Simcoe and a founding member of Barrie’s Big Sister Association.

Carroll is a graduate of St. Mary’s and York universities, and co-owned a manufacturing and retail business in Barrie for many years. She and her husband Kevin Carroll, Q.C., have two adult children.

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