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  • His favourite word is chair.

Liberal MP for Kingston and the Islands (Ontario)

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

Yesterday

Mentioned by www.kingstonregion.com/ Centennial flag presented to City of Kingston ahead of Canada 150 On June 23, MP for Kingston and the Islands, Mark Gerretsen presented City of Kingston Mayor, Bryan Paterson with a special Centennial flag from 1967. The flag was donated for temporary use by an anonymous donor with the request that it be raised ...

Two days ago

Didn't vote on Vote #342 on Bill C-311 Amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day)

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Preclearance Act, 2016 Madam Speaker, I can recall a number of years ago when my wife and I were travelling between Seattle and Vancouver, and as we came into ...

Voted Yes on Vote #349 on Bill C-23 Respecting the preclearance of persons and goods in Canada and the United States

Voted Yes on Vote #348 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Voted No on Vote #347 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #346 on Bill S-3 Amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration)

Posted on Twitter @RobSilver We currently have Senators watching us in the house. Should I be concerned? Is this "pressure"?!

Posted on Twitter Just announced: Langevin Block in Ottawa will be renamed The Office of the Prime Minister and the Privy Council Office. #NAD2017

Posted on Twitter The history, art, traditions, & cultures of Indigenous Peoples have shaped our past & shape who we are today. Happy… https://t.co/QjamrE9Dmu

Posted on Twitter There is always something happening on #ParliamentHill. It's especially busy getting ready for #CanadaDay!… https://t.co/Yx41N2qwGr

This week

Posted on Twitter I agree with all three of @ElizabethMay 's points. https://t.co/zJSbs3nF1T

Posted on Twitter @Joweiser @CKWS_Hutch 5th year in a row! Only mayor to ever attend in fact!

Mentioned by Standard Mayor addresses perceived Pride snub - The Kingston Whig Kingston and the Islands MP Mark Gerretsen and MPP Sophie Kiwala and approximately 1,000 other people took part in the parade, including representatives from around 40 groups, associations and businesses, including LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, ...

Mentioned by Standard Downtown awash in Pride - The Kingston Whig Also in attendance were Kingston and the Islands MP Mark Gerretsen and MPP Sophie Kiwala. Prior to the parade, Kiwala went to Twitter to promote the event. “Excited to soak up the spirit @KingstonPride again this year!” she tweeted. “Shouldn't matter a ...

Mentioned by CKWS Thousands Spread Love During Kingston Pride The day began at Mcburney Park where dozens of community groups joined the party to show off what they do in the city. They included HARS, MPP Sophie Kiwala as well as MP Mark Gerretsen. Festivities then moved to Princess Street for one of the largest ...

A week ago

Mentioned by Standard Gerretsen's maternity bill passes final hurdle - The Kingston Whig Kingston and the Islands MP Mark Gerretsen's private member's bill passed third and final reading in the House of Commons on Wednesday. The new law will enable pregnant women working at dangerous jobs to claim employment insurance maternity ...

Spoke at the Environment committee on Briefing on Spring 2017 Reports of the Auditor General of Canada Okay. I'm going to switch gears then for a second. There are some subsidies that exist at the provincial government level, right? I know that for ...

Spoke in the House on Main Estimates, 2017-18 Madam Speaker, I wonder if the member would enlighten us by telling us what he thinks about the current process for nominating senators versus another process ...

Mentioned by www.kingstonregion.com/ Federal funding for third crossing 'shouldn't be a problem': MP Gerretsen Ontario transportation minister Steven Del Duca joined with the mayor, local MPP Sophie Kiwala, and MP Mark Gerretsen in Memorial Hall to unveil the provincial funding just hours before a special council meeting was set to decide the fate of the bridge.

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Committee Business Just for clarification, when we started this discussion, I specifically asked whether this was a study or a briefing, and I asked whether there should be ...

Spoke at the Environment committee on A Review of The Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 and Subject Matter ... I know that the discovery pass has been huge. My wife ordered ours before I even had an opportunity to tell her about it. I think ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I appreciate my colleague's intervention today and making her position well known as it pertains to a price on carbon. I am wondering if ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Excise Tax Act Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his investment in this particular initiative, and for taking the time and thought to put this forward. However, I ...

Spoke in the House on National Maternity Assistance Program Strategy Act moved that Bill C-243, An Act respecting the development of a national maternity assistance program strategy, be read the third time and passed. Madam Speaker, thank ...

Spoke in the House on Italian Day Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today to recognize Italian Day on the Hill. In my riding of Kingston and the Islands, we have a ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I do find something my colleague said puzzling. He talked about the fact that China is currently in competition for the production of oil, ...

Spoke at the Environment committee on A Review of The Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 The Van Loan bill is going to require.... It's not just him coming to speak. There's also—

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Correctional Service of Canada Mr. Speaker, in 2010, the former government closed prison farms throughout the country. It did this based on ideology, not sound evidence. In my riding of ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Committee Business Your experience with the Coast Guard definitely brings an interesting element, especially as it relates to that particular discussion we've been dancing around a lot because ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Bill C-243 Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Thank you to the committee for having me and for taking the opportunity to discuss my private member's bill. I ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Briefing by the Commissioner of the Communications Security Establishment I want to ask you one more question on Snowden, since you brought that up. What's your concern there? I realize that a lot of information ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada and the Defence of North America Thank you very much, Mr. Jennings, for being here today. I've appreciated listening to what you've had to say. It's a breath of fresh air to ...

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)