Prior to being elected as the Member of Provincial Parliament for Kitchener-Conestoga, Mike Harris was a small business owner with extensive private sector experience. Mike has used his time at Queen’s Park to advocate for local businesses, cut burdensome red tape, and advance Waterloo Region’s top priorities like Two-Way, All Day GO service and rural broadband. As a father of five, he has also championed child safety initiatives, including introducing a Private Member’s Bill, the Safer School Buses Act, that would see Ontario get on board with the safer amber-red warning light system for school buses. Mike also serves as the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, where he is focused on sustainable economic development and expanding hunting and fishing opportunities across the province. On his days off, Mike enjoys spending time with his family in southwest Kitchener, finessing his culinary skills, and casting a line on local waterbodies.