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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

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I can only imagine the alarm-and-panic button that was sounded earlier this afternoon when the whip's office on the other side of the House ...

Posted on Twitter @BobHeaslip @davidakin I hope the reason for my absence is obvious. It should be.

Posted on Twitter Hey @fordnation - this is what happens when you meddle with municipal elections mid-way through. https://t.co/e26zCp3vjW

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter @BrandonTozzo @tylerwhat16 @MIHomeYGK What endorsement?

Posted on Twitter @chemail_ @BrandonTozzo @tylerwhat16 Here?! You came here, not me.

Posted on Twitter @chemail_ @BrandonTozzo @tylerwhat16 What?! Don’t say that about Ian! Brandon was on his campaign team and helped… https://t.co/ZucrPmRDzO

Posted on Twitter @chemail_ @BrandonTozzo @tylerwhat16 I’m sorry. I take offence to somebody who calls my hometown a “truckstop” and… https://t.co/vtP8fJhS4S

This week

Spoke in the House on Corrections and Conditional Release Act Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise today to speak to this very important legislation. I come from a part of the country that has ...

Spoke in the House on Lesa Zoerb Mr. Speaker, I would like to share my deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Lesa Zoerb. Lesa served as a correctional officer and ...

Spoke in the House on Canada Labour Code Madam Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the member for Vancouver Centre. I am pleased to rise today to participate in the debate on ...

A week ago

Voted Yes on Vote #897 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Spoke in the House on Multilateral Instrument in Respect of Tax Conventions Act Mr. Speaker, I want to give the member for Carleton an opportunity to answer this. I am going to make the question as simple as possible ...

Spoke in the House on National Defence Act Madam Speaker, I thank the hon. member for Davenport for sharing her time with me today. I stand today in support of Bill C-77, which would ...

Spoke in the House on Global Warming Madam Speaker, I would like to inform you that I will be sharing my time tonight with the member for Winnipeg Centre. For me, this debate ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada’s Contributions to International Peacekeeping I picked up on what you said about the UN being a scapegoat, and I wouldn't disagree with that. I think that quite often people look ...

Spoke in the House on Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation Act Mr. Speaker, I want to start by thanking the member for Abbotsford for his work on this. I think it is fair to say that this ...

Voted Yes on Vote #896 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Voted No on Vote #895 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Voted No on Vote #894 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #893 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada’s Contributions to International Peacekeeping We've done a number of studies now, whether it's on this issue or NATO or NORAD. One of the interesting things that I've found in this ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada’s Contributions to International Peacekeeping General Dallaire, based on your experience on the ground in Rwanda, I'm curious what lessons were learned from that mission that have not yet been addressed. ...

A month ago

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada’s Contributions to International Peacekeeping Thank you, Mr. Chair. General, going back to what we were talking about earlier, you illustrated for me the difference between the Peace Support Training Centre ...

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Canada’s Contributions to International Peacekeeping Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Thank you for your contribution to this. You've really highlighted an interesting way of looking at this, because you've kind ...

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca Member of parliament appeals for litter cleanup, Kingston community responds It may not be everyone's favourite way to spend a Saturday morning, but for Joyce Forsythe, answering M.P. Mark Gerretsen's call to clean up litter in Doug Fluhrer Park was important. Forsythe says she picks up litter on a regular basis. “I'm often ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca Union meets with local MP about future of cleaning jobs at CFB Kingston Members with the union and the Public Service Alliance of Canada met with MP for Kingston and the Islands, Mark Gerretsen, on Tuesday. They sat down to voice their concerns about the move to phase out the full-time jobs on the base. Gerretsen says he ...

Mentioned by Standard Union members oppose contracting out cleaning work - The Kingston Whig Members of the Union of National Defence Employees, who are part of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, met with Kingston and the Islands MP Mark Gerretsen at his office on Princess Street on Tuesday for about 30 minutes to discuss their opposition ...

Mentioned by Kingston Herald Kiewit, Hatch and SYSTRA to Build Third Crossing Bridge “Infrastructure projects like the Third Crossing bridge in Kingston connect people, support job creation, and boost economic development opportunities,” said Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, on behalf of the Honourable ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by Queen's Journal News in Brief: Month of July Mayor Brian Paterson, Kingston & the Islands MP Mark Gerretsen, members of the Tragically Hip and the Downie family also attended the dedication. “The vision behind this project, from the beginning, was to take what was always a wonderful waterfront ...

Mentioned by Kingston Herald Come to Breakwater Park's Grand Re-Opening Celebrations Grand opening festivities will begin with opening remarks by Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, Mayor Bryan Paterson, Mark Mattson, Swim Drink Fish President and Tamara Rebanks, Chair of the Conservation Committee, ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the National Defence committee on Main Estimates 2018-19: Vote 1 under Communications Security Establishment, Votes 1, 5, ... That's great. Thank you. I only have a few seconds left, but I did just want to use the opportunity to say that in Kingston, at ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Bill C-76 I'm sure this question has come up in this committee before, but are you aware of any widespread fraud that's existed from taking the voter cards ...

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 ...

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)