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Liberal MP for Kingston and the Islands (Ontario)

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

Two days ago

Mentioned by Standard Income tax season adds to Phoenix pay woes - The Kingston Whig Kingston and the Islands MP Mark Gerretsen speaks to PSAC protesters about the Phoenix pay system outside his Kingston office in this Whig-Standard file photo. (Ian MacAlpine/The Whig-Standard) ...

This week

Posted on Twitter Tickets for Kingston Pen Tours go on sale TODAY at 10am! Get your tickets at https://t.co/eiMoLJEATv #ygk… https://t.co/42YGOByfY5

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Some photos from the Princess of Wales Own Regiment Change of Command #ygk https://t.co/Sw7XJsJovJ

Mentioned by CKWS Gerretsen tours businesses to address NAFTA concerns MP Mark Gerretsen is making stops at about a dozen Kingston businesses. hoping to make connections with business owners to help facilitate trade with the United States. M.P. Mark Gerettsen “What I'm hearing is that some businesses seem to be content ...

Mentioned by CKWS Protesters rally to fix Phoenix Pay System KINGSTON – Another day…another Phoenix rally… As thousands of civil servants remain frustrated about the flawed Phoenix Pay System. About a dozen people rallied outside MP Mark Gerretsen's office this afternoon. While there is a temporary phoenix pay ...

Posted on Twitter It was a great afternoon celebrating 2 grants that will help the Sydenham Street United Church with their accessibi… https://t.co/GqZfaTnC7k

Mentioned by CKWS Local reaction to cannabis legalization The federal Liberal government introduced legislation to legalize marijuana this month and say it should come into effect by Canada day 2018. M.P. Mark Gerretsen says prohibition hasn't worked so it's better to control and regulate the substance. “So ...

Mentioned by CKWS Local reaction to cannabis legalization The federal Liberal government introduced legislation to legalize marijuana this month and say it should come into effect by Canada day 2018. M.P. Mark Gerretsen says prohibition hasn't worked so it's better to control and regulate the substance. “So ...

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Today, Christians join in prayer, reflecting on the meaning of the cross. May everyone observing Good Friday have peaceful reflection.

Spoke in the House on Instruction to Committee on Bill C-243 Mr. Speaker, I am really disappointed in the questions that were posed by both NDP and Conservative members. The member for Calgary Nose Hill started off ...

Voted Yes on Vote #256 Notice of a Ways and Means motion to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on ...

Voted No on Vote #255 That the debate be now adjourned.

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present a petition signed by hundreds of members of my community. The petitioners are concerned with the Public Service Superannuation ...

Voted No on Vote #254 That this House do now adjourn.

Voted No on Vote #253 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted No on Vote #252 That the Honourable Member for Mégantic—L'Érable be now heard.

Posted on Twitter Extending my best wishes to the Jewish community observing #Passover tonight. Chag Pesach Sameach! #ygk https://t.co/N2EgDnOHhl

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on The Tragically Hip Mr. Speaker, it was the mid-1980s in Kingston, Ontario, when five boys, linked together by their love for music, decided to form a band. It was ...

Posted on Twitter RT if you are a proud @thehipdotcom fan! I know I am! #ygk #theHip #Junos2017 https://t.co/GsAU43GUUv

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 ...

A month ago

Mentioned by satPRnews (press release) New affordable rental homes for Kingston Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, along with ...

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I think I will go with a comment as opposed to a question. The atmosphere in the room is providing as much rhetoric as ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Income Tax Act Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to rise today in this House on behalf of my constituents of Kingston and the Islands to speak in support ...

Spoke in the House on Rail Transportation Mr. Speaker, having the fifth busiest VIA station in Canada, the constituents of my riding of Kingston and the Islands value the passenger service VIA Rail ...

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 ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada and the Defence of North America I want to return to something. I'm going to be a little more direct this time. It goes to the ability to attract. Earlier I brought ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a petition that was submitted to me by a constituent of mine, Mr. Samuel Laldin, calling on the government to ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada and the Defence of North America Okay. Mr. Sokolsky, you talked about adjusting commitments to meet the requirements. I think one of the problems we face, just generally speaking now, is that ...

Spoke in the House on Statistics Act Mr. Speaker, going back to the discussion we were having about the 92 years and the requirement for that data to become accessible to the public, ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada and the Defence of North America In a press release, you called yourself a “centre-of-excellence for federal government ship repair and maintenance”. I'm curious as to how you arrived at that title, ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada and the Defence of North America Thank you, Mr. Chair. I want to return to some of the discussion that Mr. Fisher was having about the similarities between the Coast Guard and ...

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)