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John McKay

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John McKay was first elected to the House of Commons in 1997.

He previously served as Chair of the Caucus Committee on Economic Prosperity during the last session of Parliament, and prior to this, Mr. McKay served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, and as a Member of the Privy Council. Prior to his appointment, Mr. McKay acted as Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, and as a Member of both the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration and the Sub-Committee on Organized Crime. He was also a Member of the Standing Committee on Finance.

Mr. McKay was Chair of the Ontario Liberal Caucus from 2002 to 2004 and Chair of the National Liberal Social Caucus on Homelessness and Affordable Housing. He has also been a member of the Economic Development Caucus.

In 2000, Mr. McKay successfully sponsored Private Member’s Bill C-260 in the House of Commons, a bill that amended the Hazardous Products Act to mandate that all cigarettes sold in Canada be fire-safe.

Prior to his parliamentary career, as a practicing lawyer Mr. McKay was president of the Durham Law Association and executive member of the County and District Law Presidents’ Association. He is the recipient of the UTSC Alumnus of the Year Award 2000, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, and the University of Toronto Arbor Award.

Born and raised in Scarborough, Mr. McKay and his wife, Carolyn, have five children.

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  1. Liberal Statement on Canadian Forces Day

    June 2, 2013

    TORONTO– Liberal National Defence critic John McKay made the following statement today on Canadian Forces Day:   “Today, on Canadian Forces Day, we pay tribute to […]  More »

  2. Liberals Condemn Hollow Conservative Announcement, Continue Fight to Fix Search and Rescue

    May 2, 2013

    OTTAWA– Liberals today condemned the Conservative government’s hollow announcement on Search and Rescue (SAR) and vowed to continue to fight to fix Canada’s struggling SAR system. […]  More »

  3. AG Confirms Conservatives Mismanage Search and Rescue Putting Lives at Risk

    April 30, 2013

    OTTAWA– The Auditor General’s (AG) Spring 2013 Report clearly confirms that the Conservative government’s mismanagement of Search and Rescue (SAR) is endangering Canadian lives, said Liberals […]  More »

  4. Soldiers’ Danger Pay Cut Reversal Shows Conservative Mismanagement, Hypocrisy

    April 10, 2013

    TORONTO AND QUÉBEC– Liberal National Defence critic John McKay made the following statement today on Department of National Defence cuts to danger pay for Canadian soldiers […]  More »

  5. PBO Exposes Conservatives’ Mismanagement of Shipbuilding Plan

    February 28, 2013

    OTTAWA– Liberal National Defence critic John McKay made the following statement today on the Parliamentary Budget Officer’s report concerning the Conservative government’s shipbuilding plan: “After the […]  More »

Contact information

In Ottawa:
House of Commons
Ottawa (ON) K1A 0A6
Phone: (613) 992-1447
Fax: (613) 992-8968

In Scarborough-Guildwood:
3785 Kingston Road
Unit 10
Scarborough (ON) M1J 3H4
Phone: (416) 283-1226
Fax: (416) 283-7935

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