Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Mandate Letters 2016

A lifelong Peterborough resident, Jeff Leal was first elected to the Ontario Legislature as the MPP for Peterborough in 2003. He was appointed Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs in June 2014, and Minister Responsible for Small Business in January 2017.

Jeff has served previously as the Minister of Rural Affairs, Chief Government Whip and as Parliamentary Assistant to the Ministers of Aboriginal Affairs, the Environment, Energy, Economic Development and Trade and Training, Colleges and Universities.

Prior to his election as MPP, Jeff was a Peterborough city councillor for Otonabee Ward from 1985 to 2003, working extensively with the county and local governments.

Jeff and his wife Karan live in Peterborough with their two children, Braden and Shanae.

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Author: OMAFRA Staff
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Last Reviewed: 10 July 2014