Jesse was born and raised in the heart of Middlesex County surrounded by cornfields and country roads. He is a long-time advocate for community led decision making, environmental protection and Indigenous rights. As a father, Jesse knows that the decisions we take today will define the future for our children and he is proud to have helped to shape key environmental protection policies as an advisor to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change.
During his career as a lawyer, political advisor and academic, Jesse has worked for the United Nations, the Federal Court of Canada and Indigenous Peoples across the country. He has served as legal counsel on many large and important infrastructure projects for Indigenous Peoples and he has built a reputation as a skilled negotiator capable of bringing people together to solve complex problems. Jesse holds degrees from the University of Guelph, the University of Ottawa and the Harvard Law School and he has practiced law in both Ontario and British Columbia.
Jesse is proud member of Chippewas of the Thames First Nation and he has relations in both the Oneida Nation of the Thames and Batchewana First Nation. He is committed to working towards reconciliation through education and the implementation of rights, treaties and responsibilities.
Lambton-Kent-Middlesex needs a strong voice in Parliament, one that understands the strength of rural communities and recognizes the importance of local participation in national decisions. Jesse McCormick has a proven track record of advocacy and experience. He knows our families and communities are the foundation of our success as a country and he will work hard for you to ensure that we can build a better Canada together.