Todd Doherty is the Member of Parliament for the riding of Cariboo Prince George, first elected in October, 2015.
Mr. Doherty brings vast experience in the private sector to his new role. As an aviation executive, he was tasked with promoting regional, provincial and national passenger, cargo and tourism opportunities on the world stage.
Mr. Doherty has represented Canada throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the America’s on trade missions, industry conferences and on industry regulatory panels.
Mr. Doherty is widely respected as one of North America’s top aviation business development professionals, whom was widely sought after to present on industry topics regarding air service development, cargo, supply chain management, security and regional tourism opportunities.
In addition, he has authored and co-authored industry papers on regulatory challenges affecting air service development and air service development strategies in the Canadian passenger and cargo markets.
Mr. Doherty was most recently named Special Advisor on Mental Health and Wellness in the new Conservative Shadow Cabinet. In the last session, MP Doherty served as Shadow Minister for Transport.
Mr. Doherty has also served as Shadow Minister for Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, as well as Shadow Minister for the Asia Pacific Gateway.
Mr. Doherty was privileged to champion Bill C-211, An Act Respecting a Federal Framework on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Bill C-211 will require the Minister of Health to convene a conference with the Minister of National Defence, the Minister of Veterans Affairs, provincial and territorial government representatives, representatives of the medical community and patients’ groups for the purpose of developing a comprehensive federal framework to address the challenges of recognizing the symptoms and providing timely diagnosis and treatment of PTSD.
Mr. Doherty sits as a Member of the Parliamentary Associations of the Commonwealth, Canada-Europe, Canada-Africa, NATO, ParlAmericas, the Canada Group of Inter-Parliamentary Union, and the Inter-Parliamentary Groups of Canada-United States, Canada-Germany, Canada-Ireland, Canada-Israel, Canada-Italy, Canada-Japan and the Canada-China Legislative Association.
Involvement in local community is also important to Mr. Doherty. He supports the local Canadian Cancer Society and various charitable organizations. Mr. Doherty has worked with at risk youth, teaching crisis intervention and suicide prevention in cross cultural communities. In addition, Mr. Doherty is passionate about coaching and mentoring youth through sports. Having coached all levels at hockey from Minor to Junior, Mr. Doherty has been part of the Prince George Spruce Kings Junior A hockey team from Scouting to President.
Mr. Doherty together with Mrs. Doherty are successful small business owners for over 20 years. Todd and his wife, Kelly have four children, Joshua, Kaitlyn, Kassi and Jordan.