MP Lindsay Mathyssen
Lindsay Mathyssen was born and raised in the London area. She earned an Honours Bachelors Degree from Queen’s University and later a Professional Certificate in Not-For-Profit Management from the University of Western Ontario. Professionally she has spent the past 11 years working side-by-side with NDP Members of Parliament to help constituents across the country.Lindsay’s first election campaign was in 1990, at the age of 11. She has been a member of the NDP since age 14. Lindsay has worked for three federal Members of Parliament on files that include International Human Rights, Seniors Issues, Indigenous Affairs, Ethics and Access to Information, Anti-harassment protocol and International Trade. As a strong, long time member of the federal NDP team, Lindsay is experienced at communicating with constituents across Canada on a wide variety of political issues, working with ministerial staff to help people navigate through federal programs and departments, drafting progressive legislation, assisting with constituent casework and attending many community events to support the important advocacy, outreach and community building work in London-Fanshawe. Lindsay has always been involved in politics and has been either a volunteer, staffer or central organizer on 21 federal, provincial and municipal elections. Her election experience includes 8 campaigns in London-Fanshawe. Lindsay has contributed to London-Fanshawe as a member of the EDA executive and youth council founder. She has supported London-Fanshawe both financially and with her organizational skills and labour at riding events. She has also worked as an assistant coordinator for candidate search for the federal NDP. Lindsay has played a strong role in her union, advocating for her coworkers, helping to re-negotiate a collective agreement and playing a leading role on her executive council. She was a key union leader and helped in mediation as well as dispute resolution and conflict management. Lindsay is a local member of the Victory Legion, the Council of Canadians and the Ontario Health Coalition.Lindsay is a long time and committed New Democrat who believes firmly in and has worked diligently for social and economic justice for more than 20 years.