Prior to getting elected as a Member of Parliament, Lianne was an entrepreneur, farmer, and a political staffer in the Stephen Harper government. She grew up on a vegetable farm in Grand Bend, Ontario which gives her unique insights into agriculture and helped develop her deep passion for it. To this day Lianne continues to grow potatoes on some of the same fields once plowed by her grandparents.
During her 6-year tenure working in Ottawa prior to getting elected, Lianne worked for Bev Shipley and was a Special Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, Gerry Ritz. She helped develop and pass the Marketing Freedom for Grain Farmers Act, Bill C-18. She also served as Assistant to David Anderson in his capacity as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture.
Lianne is passionate about serving others. She focuses her efforts on farmers, seniors, veterans, families and small business owners. Since getting elected in 2019, she has been drawing on her experience and hard work ethic to serve the people of Lambton-Kent-Middlesex.
In December 2019, Lianne was named Deputy Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Agri-Food and has been busy meeting with stakeholders from across Canada. She will continue to stand up for her constituents and Canadian farmers and hold the Liberal government to account.