Elizabeth Witmer (1946- )
Elizabeth Witmer, MPP from 1990-2012
During her 22 years of service as an MPP, Ms. Witmer held a series of significant portfolios during her time in the Legislature. She was Deputy Premier, Caucus Chair, Board of Internal Economy Commissioner, Opposition House Leader and Deputy Leader of her party. In addition, she served as Minister of Labour, Minister of Health, Minister of the Environment and Minister of Education.
Ms. Witmer ran in the 2002 Ontario Progressive Conservative Party leadership race, but withdrew to support the eventual leader, Ernie Eves.