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Liberal MP for Kingston and the Islands (Ontario)

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

Yesterday

Voted Yes on Vote #369 on Bill C-57 Amend the Federal Sustainable Development

Voted No on Vote #368 Opposition Motion (Support for forestry workers)

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Gord Downie Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the passing of a true Canadian legend, Gord Downie. We will remember him as one of the greatest artists ...

Voted Yes on Vote #367 Private Members' Business M-108 (Contribution of ranchers and farmers)

Voted No on Vote #366 on Bill C-349 Amend the Criminal Code and to make consequential amendments to other acts (criminal organization)

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, in following up on this, I took a shot at the member for Timmins—James Bay, and he took one back at me. I respect ...

Voted Yes on Vote #365 on Bill C-55 Amend the Oceans Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Environment committee on Heritage Preservation and Protection in Canada What role do you see Parks Canada playing—I know this is an ongoing discussion—in the telling of the story of that heritage place? It's one thing ...

Spoke in the House on Canadian Forces Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the tremendous work of our troops overseas in protecting freedom and maintaining the security, sovereignty, and stability of our ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca CPC motion to extend tax policy consultations defeated on free vote The vote came less than an hour after Liberal MP Mark Gerretsen informed the chamber the vote would be a free vote for Liberal MPs. A free vote does not require members to vote along party lines. A handful of Liberal MPs have said publicly they're ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, it is a pleasure to rise today to speak to the opposition motion. I have been in the House pretty much the entire time, ...

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca Kingstonians gather with local MP to discuss controversial proposed tax reform Many Kingstonians took to the podium to passionately share their concerns with MP Mark Gerretsen. Gerretsen said it's still very early in the process. He said the initial consultation process is over on October 3rd but there's a long road ahead before ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Environment committee on Heritage Preservation and Protection in Canada I represent Kingston and the Islands. We have, according to the Canadian heritage registry, about 96 national historic sites, some government-owned, some privately owned. In Kingston ...

Mentioned by Standard Letters to the editor, Sept. 26 - The Kingston Whig Apparently, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and MP Mark Gerretsen haven't, either. They recently gave $350 ... It was just to appease the farmers so that a bit more European cheese could be imported to Canada under freer trade agreements. The money could ...

Mentioned by Standard MP holds town hall on proposed tax changes - The Kingston Whig Kingston and the Islands MP Mark Gerretsen will be hosting a Tax Town Hall on Friday, Sept. 29, at Memorial Hall in City Hall at 6 p.m. to discuss the federal government's recently proposed tax changes. Areas to discuss include what the proposed tax ...

A month ago

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada's Abilities to Defend Itself and our Allies in the Event of ... Thank you very much. I want to touch on NORAD headquarters for a second. The committee had the opportunity to go to Colorado Springs. One of ...

Mentioned by Standard MP's suggestion a 'strategic misdirection' - The Kingston Whig The suggestion from Kingston and the Islands MP Mark Gerretsen that the new federal tax proposals will not change the prevailing corporate tax rate for small business corporations and will not affect an individual's ability to incorporate a business is ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Standard Letters to the editor, Sept. 2 - The Kingston Whig We are asking Kingston and the Islands MP Mark Gerretsen to help slow down this process and let us rethink such comprehensive tax reforms as a collaborative group across Canada. There is a lack of awareness and transparency. We find the public and ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Meeting Requested by Four Members of the Committee to Discuss their Request ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I want to start by thanking the opposition and the NDP for bringing forward this motion. I think Mr. Bezan put it ...

More than three months ago

Posted on Twitter @teachyKristine Hi Kristine, may I use the photo on my Facebook page?

Posted on Twitter You're most welcome! #Canada150 #ygk https://t.co/pENIC459RE

Posted on Twitter Did you hear the news about Breakwater Park? Check out my Facebook Live video to find out more:… https://t.co/byEQBj12zw

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Posted on Twitter Did you know this year marks the 90th Anniversary of the Carruthers Point Girl Guide Camp? #ygk… https://t.co/qtdJ7JXJzf

Posted on Twitter Canada Summer Jobs is creating jobs for youth in #ygk! Check out who is hiring here: https://t.co/zQ77CUh3Tu #LeadersToday

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 ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada`s Defence Policy Review Thank you very much, Chair. Minister, thank you for taking the time to come to speak with us today. I appreciate your comments thus far. I ...

Spoke at the Environment committee on Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development - Spring ... That's great. I'm sorry, but I'm pressed for time. The reason I'm asking that is that right now in terms of Lake Ontario, for example—I know ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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)