Presentation on theme: "Member of Parliament (M.P.): Your Federal representative."— Presentation transcript:
Member of Parliament (M.P.): Your Federal representative
Who am I? -Grew up in Bowmanville & Port Perry as the oldest of 5 kids -Graduated from Bowmanville High School -Graduated from the Royal Military College (BA) -Served 12 years in the Canadian Forces -Flew on Sea King Helicopters -Graduated from Dalhousie Law School (LLB) -Worked as a lawyer in Toronto for 9 years -Volunteer with many charities -Elected MP for Durham in Parliamentary Secretary to the Trade Minister (2013) -Minister of Veterans Affairs (January 2015) Most Important: -Husband to Rebecca -Father to Mollie & Jack -Live in Courtice
MP for the Durham Riding Each MP represents a riding that has a population in the range of 100,000 people depending on the province. The Durham Riding includes the communities of Clarington (Bowmanville, Courtice, Newcastle, +) Scugog (Port Perry, Nestleton, +) Uxbridge (Sandford, Zephyr, +)
Durham Riding Population: 118,500
Constituency The MP works a lot in the community with families, businesses and attending events and listening to concerns My Constituency Office in is Bowmanville. I will meet with people in.
Ottawa – House of Commons The MP also spends a lot of the year in Ottawa taking part in the debate in the House of Commons, sitting on Committees of Parliament and meeting with groups on issues of importance to Canada. Federal Areas of Responsibility Taxes / Economy Defence & Foreign Affairs Railways, Airlines, Ports Aboriginal Peoples Industry – Wireless, Broadcasting, Competition National Programs