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Neil Ellis

For Mayor of the City of Belleville

Neil R. Ellis is a candidate for Mayor of the City of Belleville in the 2022 fall election. Neil has extensive experience at both the municipal and federal level. His love of this community, passion for politics, and inclusive leadership style make him stand out from the crowd. Neil is the real deal, who entered politics for the right reasons. He is without arrogance, malice or bravado, and hopes to cultivate a culture of respect and teamwork at City Hall.

Driving Change Through Effective Leadership

About Neil Ellis

Born and raised in Belleville, Neil is first and foremost a loving husband to Susan, and the proud father of Zachary, Maddison and Abigail.

Neil has deep roots in the community. He owned and operated Doug’s Bicycle for nearly 30 years. From 2006-2014, Neil served as Mayor of the City of Belleville. He proved to be a visionary leader who championed physician recruitment and infrastructure improvements, believing such investments to be a precursor to economic growth and an improved quality of life for all citizens.

Vision, Issues, & Values

During his two terms as Mayor, Neil quickly came to realize that federal leadership is key to securing the stable funding needed for municipal infrastructure development and service delivery. This prompted him to run for federal office, and in 2015 Neil was elected as the first Member of Parliament for the Bay of Quinte riding. For the next four years, he served as Chair of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs. Upon re-election in 2019, Neil was named Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.

Neil has extensive knowledge of Belleville and the surrounding area, and has built strong working relationships with business leaders, elected officials from all levels of government, and community stakeholders. He is a well-respected leader who has earned a reputation for being approachable. Neil welcomes the opinions of others, and is committed to teamwork and collaboration.

Neil is an experienced candidate with a proven commitment to the principles of good governance. He has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law and Psychology from Carleton University, and professional designations through McMaster University’s Directors College Executive program.

After taking some time off to focus on family, Neil is excited to once again put his name on the ballot for Mayor of the City of Belleville. Returning to municipal politics has always been Neil’s dream. He believes that decisions made by municipal government most directly affect the daily lives of citizens, and this is where his greatest passion lies.


Debate Highlights

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Video Message from Neil

The Integrity Commissioner's Report -

 “Like I tell my Managers at Boston Pizza, it’s your funeral either way, you decide. It’s your funeral.” – Mitch Panciuk speaking to a senior staff member while mayor. The staff member was later terminated.

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