Merrilee Fullerton is a medical professional and conscientious health advocate, who has spent her career speaking out and helping people. She is a wife and mother, raising her three children in a busy Kanata household, as she had been raised. Merrilee has spent her life balancing herself between being Dr. Fullerton/family physician and hockey/soccer mom and neighbourhood block parent.
Merrilee is a lifelong Kanata resident; in fact, her family was one of the community’s first residents. She grew up on Kingsford Court, graduated from Earl of March High School, and taught swimming at Beaverbrook, Katimavik and Glen Cairn pools. She has fond memories of time spent in the Beaverbrook Library, at the Kanata stables and showing her pony at the Carp Fair. Merrilee is married for more than 30 years, and she and Steve are still thrilled to enjoy the parks, waterways, and beauty found in their own Kanata Lakes backyard.
Having graduated from University of Ottawa Medical School, she practiced locally, first serving out of the Carleton Place Hospital and then as a family physician at Med-Team Clinic in Kanata. Dr. Fullerton has been very active in professional medical associations and local health care organizations, including advisory roles with both the Ontario Medical Association and Canadian Medical Association, and membership in the City of Ottawa Board of Health and the local LHIN serving Ottawa and area.
As she has been for the past decade, Merrilee continues to commentate and advocate in media and public forums for better health services. She has a keen interest in improving the delivery of Ontario’s health care, particularly long-term care services.
Today Merrilee wishes to represent the people of Kanata-Carleton – her home – as the Progressive Conservative candidate in provincial Parliament at Queen’s Park.