Member of Parliament Cathy McLeod has served with dedication and integrity since 2008. The Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, Erin O’Toole, appointed her as Shadow Minister for Crown-Indigenous Relations on September 8, 2020. She had served as the Shadow Minister for Indigenous and Northern Affairs (2016-2019) and Forestry and Mining (2019-2020).
Previously, Cathy was the Parliamentary Secretary to several Cabinet Ministers, including the Minister of Health, Minister of Labour and Western Economic Diversification, and Minister of National Revenue.
Prior to her election to the House of Commons, Cathy was a municipal councillor and then Mayor of Pemberton. She was also Director of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District.
Cathy is a registered nurse, and managed health care centres in downtown Kamloops, Pemberton, Logan Lake and Chase. She played a leadership role in primary healthcare reform for the B.C. Interior Health Authority.
Cathy earned her nursing degree from the University of Western Ontario, and completed a Master’s Degree in International Primary Health Care from the University of London in the U.K.
Cathy and her husband, Gord, have been married for over 35 years. They live in Kamloops and have three adult children.