Your MP for Sydney-Victoria
Hon. Mark Eyking
Mark Eyking was born on August 30th 1960 to Dutch immigrants John & Jean Eyking. He has seven brothers & two sisters In 1980, Mark received a diploma in business from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. In addition, he studied at the University of Davis, focusing on sustainable agriculture. Prior to entering politics, Mark and his wife Pam operated a successful vegetable farm for twenty years. They were recipients of the Cape Breton Business Excellence Award and Outstanding Young Farmers of Nova Scotia Award. He has also served as chairman or president of many community and business organizations such as St. Joseph’s Church, Millville Community Centre, Cape Breton Federation of Agriculture. Mark also worked on international agricultural projects, implementing sustainable farming practices in Central America. Mark and Pam have four children: Mieka, Joshua, Bethany, and Jonah. In November of 2000, he was first elected Member of Parliament for the Federal Riding of Sydney-Victoria, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Mark has served on various committees including International Trade, Foreign Affairs, Agricultural Task Force, and the Agricultural Committee. In 2001/2002, Mark & the foreign affairs committee visited countries that were mainly of Muslim faith to help foster better relationships because of the challenges post 9/11. In 2003 Mark was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and became a member of the Privy Council. In 2004, Prime Minister Paul Martin assigned Mr. Eyking a role in cabinet that focused on all the emerging economies, such as Eastern Europe, Middle East, China, India, & South East Asia. In May 2011, Mark won his fifth election as Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria. He is currently the Liberal Party Critic for Agriculture and Agri-food. As Canada is a bilingual country, Mark is presently taking French language training. Mark continues to passionately represent his riding and be a strong voice for Cape Breton in Ottawa, he also continues to work with various national and international groups who help underdeveloped countries with their agriculture.
House of Commons
Your Candidate for Sydney-Victoria
Hon. Mark Eyking
Mark Eyking is the current Member of Parliament for the riding of Sydney—Victoria. Before entering public life, Mark worked as a farmer alongside his wife Pam, during which time they received the Cape Breton Business Excellence Award and Outstanding Young Farmers of Nova Scotia Award. Mark has also worked on a number of international agriculture projects aimed at promoting sustainable farming practices in Central America. Since being elected to the House of Commons in 2000, Mark has successfully secured $400 million in federal and provincial funding to clean up the Sydney tar ponds and coke site, and successfully lobbied the federal government to help fund the dredging of Sydney Harbour.
500 Kings Road, Cabot House Kings Road
Sydney, Nova Scotia