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  • His favourite word is conservatives.

Liberal MP for Kingston and the Islands (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2019, with 46% of the vote.

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the member for Surrey Centre today. I was really happy to hear the last exchange between the ...

This week

Posted on Twitter 19,020. That is how many children in our community have been positively impacted from the #CCB from July 2018 to Ju… https://t.co/l0NW0xGkyP

Posted on Twitter This project is funding 3 charging stations in our community! These new local charging stations, along with 157 oth… https://t.co/MXUDubyhcP

A week ago

Posted on Twitter "I am very pleased with Queen’s University’s decision to bring the Hon Jane Philpott on board as their new Dean of… https://t.co/HFDztB4gvj

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Committee Business I'm glad we're having this discussion because I too am learning something new. My understanding of this, the way it has been put forward, is that ...

Spoke in the House on Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act Madam Speaker, it is an honour to rise today to speak in what hopefully will be one of the last debates regarding the new NAFTA deal ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Madam Speaker, I have a petition today signed by 148 residents in my riding of Kingston and the Islands who are bringing attention to Nine Mile ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Committee Business I just want to start by saying that we brought forward a similar motion at the beginning, which I tried to present by consent. I do ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, I will pick up on a lot of this in my speech. I am happy to answer any questions from those members who will ...

Posted on Twitter 🚁 #HelicopterJokes https://t.co/hDd0ZiQxzC

Spoke in the House on Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act Madam Speaker, when the ways and means motion was introduced the Bloc members voted against the opportunity to introduce NAFTA, the USMCA or whatever we are ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Committee Business, Election of Chair, and Election of Vice-Chairs Thank you. With respect to the delegation of authority to whips, I move: That the four whips be delegated the authority to act as the striking ...

Spoke in the House on Citizens Advisory Committee Awareness Week Mr. Speaker, last week, the Correctional Service of Canada celebrated Citizens Advisory Committee Awareness Week. This citizen-led movement ensures that the public is involved in corrections, ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, it is an honour to rise today to speak to this motion, but before I do that, I would ask for your indulgence to ...

Spoke in the House on Resumption of debate on Address in Reply Madam Speaker, I congratulate my colleague on his maiden speech in the House. The member spent some time talking about firearms and the government's plan with ...

A month ago

Posted on Twitter This requires a Royal Commission.👇 https://t.co/U8TulTjGwZ

Posted on Twitter @strauss_matt @misledgeekboy So that’s the new bar? “Half truth”?! 😮

Two months ago

Voted No on Vote #8 Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne (amendment)

Voted No on Vote #7 Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne (subamendment)

Voted No on Vote #6 Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne (subamendment)

Voted Yes on Vote #5 3rd reading and adoption of Bill C-2, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money ...

Voted Yes on Vote #4 Concurrence at report stage of Bill C-2, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Meeting Requested by Four Members of the Committee to Discuss their Request ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair, and thank you to the opposition for taking the time to explain their points and for bringing forward this motion ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Diversity within the Canadian Armed Forces We do see the need and the benefit in holding the additional meetings as proposed in the motion. However, we're just concerned about how it's tied ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Diversity within the Canadian Armed Forces I'm from the riding of Kingston. We're about an hour and 45 minutes from here. Mr. O'Toole referenced RMC, which is located in Kingston. One of ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Supplementary Estimates (B), 2018-19: Vote 1b under Communications Security Establishment, Votes 1b ... I find it very interesting that you make that comment. I've mentioned this at the committee before. When we were in Latvia a couple of years ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Diversity within the Canadian Armed Forces Thank you. Mr. Lamarre, in an exchange with Ms. Dzerowicz, you referenced RMC in the 1980s, when women started attending the Royal Military College. Would you ...

Mentioned by Standard McNeely sworn in as Kingston's new police chief - The Kingston Whig Speakers at the ceremony included outgoing chief Larochelle, Kingston and the Islands MP Mark Gerretsen, MPP Ian Arthur, Kingston Mayor Bryan Paterson, Andrea Risk, chair of the Police Services Board, and Justice Tranmer. “I'm humbled to be selected ...

Mentioned by Hill Times Liberals call Ford's 'interlaying' with federal Conservatives 'unprecedented,' but say they're not worried “I can't think of a time where there's been interlaying between the provincial and federal politicians in terms of working together,” said Liberal MP Mark Gerretsen (Kingston and the Islands, Ont.) in an interview with The Hill Times. “I quite honestly ...

Mentioned by Standard Joint Task Force X receives funding for indoor firing range - The Kingston Whig The funding announcement was made by Kingston and the Islands member of Parliament Mark Gerretsen at the Vimy Officers Mess at CFB Kingston on Thursday morning. The new 25-by-15-metre range is longer than a standard hockey rink but not quite as ...

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca $11-million firing range announced for Joint Task Force X facility Mark Gerretsen, MP for Kingston and the Islands, announced the 25-metre indoor range on behalf of Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan. Story continues below. According to National Defence, the range will have lane firing at fixed targets and ...

Mentioned by Mirage News New indoor live-fire range for CFB Kingston Today, Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, on behalf of Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan, announced that a new modular indoor live-fire training range will be installed at the Joint Task Force X (JTF X) facility located ...

Mentioned by HuffPost Canada Liberal MP Mark Gerretsen Walks Back 'Fake News' Comment With Global News Reporter OTTAWA — A Liberal MP has walked back using the term "fake news" after sparking backlash with a tweet about an award-winning journalist last week. Mark Gerretsen has since deleted his original tweet where he used the hashtag #FakeNews in an ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-243 An Act respecting the development of a national maternity assistance program strategy and amending the Employment Insurance Act (maternity benefits)