Dr. Merrilee Fullerton is a medical professional who has spent her career helping people in her community. Today, Merrilee is your Member of Provincial Parliament for the riding of Kanata-Carleton. In June 2019, she was asked by Ontario Premier Doug Ford to serve as Minister for Long-Term Care. Her ministerial responsibilities also include a seat at the Treasury Board Committee of Cabinet.
Having graduated from University of Ottawa Medical School, Merrilee practiced locally, first serving out of the Carleton Place Hospital and then as a family physician at Med-Team Clinic in Kanata. Dr. Fullerton has been very active in professional medical associations and local health care organizations, including advisory roles with both the Ontario Medical Association and Canadian Medical Association, and membership in the City of Ottawa Board of Health and the local LHIN serving Ottawa and area. She is a constant advocate for better universal health care services, particularly long-term care services.
Merrilee is a wife and mother, raising her three children in a busy Kanata household with Steve, her husband of 34 years. Between her active family life and her career as family physician, Merrilee has always made time for volunteering with neighbourhood groups or her children’s recreational activities. With her extensive professional credentials and her passion for her community, Merrilee is recognized as a strong, positive voice for the residents of Kanata-Carleton.
Merrilee Fullerton was first elected in 2018. Before serving as Minister for Long-Term Care, she served in the Cabinet as Minister for Training, Colleges and Universities.