About Terry Dowdall
Terry Dowdall has represented Simcoe—Grey as its Member of Parliament since October 2019. In addition, he also serves as a member of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs.
Terry is a passionate booster of Simcoe—Grey and a huge advocate in particular for its Seniors, its small business-owners, and the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces. As a small business-owner himself, and as the representative for Canadian Forces Base Borden, Terry is passionate about this work. He is a strong advocate for mental health – both of CAF members and veterans – and as a matter of growing importance for our youth.
Terry has also been a strong advocate in Parliament for those suffering from Cystic Fibrosis and other rare diseases. Terry has participated in various events raising awareness, has met with constituents to discuss what they need help with most, and continues to press the government to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies and create access to life-saving medicines for Canadians living with CF and other rare diseases.
Terry has a longstanding reputation as an effective municipal leader, successful business-owner, and strong member of the community. He has 18 years of municipal experience, serving the Township of Essa in the roles of mayor, deputy mayor and councillor from 2003 to 2018. He served as a Simcoe County councillor for 15 years, from 2003 to 2018. He also served as Simcoe County’s Deputy Warden from 2014 to 2018 and as Interim Warden in 2018. Additionally, he served three terms on the board of directors for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, an organization voicing the concerns of municipalities nationally since 1901.
With his many levels of experience, Terry understands the importance of all levels of government working together. He is honoured to represent the people of Simcoe—Grey in Ottawa.
Terry is married with two daughters. He lives in rural Simcoe County near New Lowell.