Deb Schulte is the MP for King—Vaughan and Canada’s Minister of Seniors. She is a strong voice for the community, focused on delivering positive results.
As an MP, Deb works to bring people together. The House of Commons unanimously passed her Private Member’s Motion to mark June as Italian Heritage Month, and with her leadership as chair, the environment committee delivered two unanimous reports. As Minister, she delivered one-time payments to help seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic and expanded the New Horizons for Seniors program supporting seniors.
Deb previously served as a York Regional Councillor, and saved taxpayers millions of dollars, through fiscal discipline and accountability at Vaughan City Hall. She was a part of the Council that helped deliver Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital. Deb fought gridlock by improving traffic flow, expanding capacity, making roads safer, and building more transit and cycling infrastructure.
As a recognized environmental champion, she has saved hundreds of hectares of greenspace through advocacy and sustainable development. Deb served on the Greenbelt Task Force, the Humber Watershed Alliance and the Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation Board.
A dedicated community leader, Deb was a school council chair, soccer coach and ratepayer association president.
Deb earned a mechanical and aerospace engineering degree from Princeton University and spent twenty-two years in business and management at Bombardier Aerospace. She lives in Vaughan with her husband Dave and their two sons, Daniel and Derek.