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  • His favourite word is nato.

Liberal MP for Kingston and the Islands (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 55% of the vote.

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter @RayHeard @davidakin @TOAdamVaughan I’m just flattered you think “putting me” anywhere is a good a thing. Sorry to… https://t.co/Z7PqMYXTIV

Posted on Twitter Had a great time canvassing today with Jess Spindler! She will be a strong voice for Toronto St-Paul’s! https://t.co/e2LBgApXJE

A week ago

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca Kingston residents protest outside MP's office over Kinder Morgan project About 20 people waving signs and chanting took their protest against the Kinder Morgan project to Kingston and the Islands MP Mark Gerretsen's office on Wednesday evening. The group is concerned that Gerretsen's Liberal government will bail out the ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present a petition on behalf of 25 members of my community who call on the government to discard plans for ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague for bringing up my hometown of Kingston and when I was mayor. Speaking of that, when I was ...

Voted Yes on Vote #665 on Bill C-48 Respecting the regulation of vessels that transport crude oil or persistent oil to or from ...

Voted No on Vote #664 Opposition Motion (Carbon tax)

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by Standard Kingston Transit adds express route - The Kingston Whig Under the cover of 'Express Yourself' Kingston Transit Umbrellas, MP Mark Gerretsen, MPP Sophie Kiwala and Mayor Bryan Patterson joined director of transit and fleet services, Jeremy DaCosta, at the Montreal Street Park and Ride for a ribbon cutting ...

Posted on Twitter May the 4th be with you!! #StarWarsDay @Chris_Bittle https://t.co/k7eRKZaYOQ

Voted Yes on Vote #663 on Bill C-49 Amend the Canada Transportation Act and other Acts respecting transportation and to make related and ...

Voted No on Vote #662 on Bill C-49 Amend the Canada Transportation Act and other Acts respecting transportation and to make related and ...

Mentioned by Standard 'A sad day on Parliament Hill' - The Kingston Whig Although they were opponents in the House of Commons, members of Parliament Gord Brown and Mark Gerretsen would always find ways to work together for the betterment of the southeastern Ontario region. Brown, 57, the member for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand ...

Posted on Twitter Just hearing about the passing of MP @gordbrown. Gord was a decent man who cared deeply about representing the peop… https://t.co/NT5qkvgFQJ

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I want to start by applauding the member for having the courage to say what he said. I believe a lot of people who ...

Voted Yes on Vote #661 on Bill C-48 Respecting the regulation of vessels that transport crude oil or persistent oil to or from ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada’s Contributions to International Peacekeeping Thank you, Mr. Chair. Professor Dorn, in one of our previous meetings we were talking about the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre, which was closed in 2013. In ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I am proud to see that it looks like we might be on our way to a unanimous vote in favour of this very ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada’s Contributions to International Peacekeeping That's fair enough. I'm just asking by way of reference back to our previous meeting, where I asked similar questions about where we were and where ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, most Canadians would agree that this government in particular has improved our country. We have demonstrated that we are open and welcoming to those ...

Mentioned by Kingstonist Naming The Third Crossing Well, it's been nearly 5 decades in the making, but after countless studies and debates, Kingston is finally getting its third crossing. On February 21st, Mayor Bryan Paterson, MPP Sophie Kiwala and MP Mark Gerretsen announced that all three levels of ...

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1 Madam Speaker, I am seeing this recurring theme with the NDP whenever we bring forward a piece of legislation or proposition. It is always asking why ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Library of Parliament committee on Election of Joint Chairs and Election of Vice-Chairs I was just going to add that there might be a legitimate reason that it wasn't carried out, so just by passing a motion to call ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada’s Contributions to International Peacekeeping Thank you, Mr. Chair. General Bowes, our mission here is to make recommendations to the government on what Canada's role should be as it pertains to ...

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, following on the previous question, I have been listening to the debate on this subject for a number of days now and we are ...

Spoke in the House on Queen's University Mr. Speaker, it gives me great honour to welcome students, faculty, and alumni from Queen's University to Parliament Hill. Today is Queen's advocacy day on the ...

Posted on Twitter @althiaraj @AndrewScheer @JustinTrudeau This is @AndrewScheer ‘s idea of a successful trip abroad. https://t.co/cZzxXwuO8g

Posted on Twitter @daviddbgraham @RonMcKinnonLib @robinAKAroblimo I can attest to this! Sometimes while sitting next to me!

Mentioned by Government of Ontario News Canada and Ontario Invest in New Food Processing Facility Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands announced the federal portion of the funding on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedDev ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca Garneau heads to Kingston with federal cash to boost local airport safety For the third time this week (yes, we're counting), Transport Minister Marc Garneau is ferrying federal cash to a local air transit hub — this time, in Kingston, where he'll join Mayor Bryan Paterson and area MP Mark Gerretsen to outline his ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada’s Involvement in NATO Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Ms. Moon, I wanted to ask you a couple of questions about NATO, and the general understanding of NATO among ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada’s Involvement in NATO xxx More recently, Russia's reaction to the European missile defence shield, its annexation of Crimea, the destabilization of the Ukraine, and threats to the eastern flank ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada’s Involvement in NATO I guess my bigger question as it relates to NATO is how does a NATO structure, which involves so many different parts that feed into it, ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Supplementary Estimates (C), 2017-18: Votes 1c, 5c and 10c under Department of ... Thank you, Minister, for being here today. I want to talk a little bit about the just over $12 million put towards NATO in the supplementary ...

More than three months ago

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)