Brad Trost

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Bradley Ryan Trost
MP BSc BA
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Saskatoon—University
Saskatoon—Humboldt (2004-2015)
Assumed office
June 28, 2004
Preceded by Jim Pankiw
Personal details
Born (1974-05-15) May 15, 1974 (age 41)
Langenburg, Saskatchewan
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Gerelt (m. August 4, 2012)
Residence Saskatoon
Profession Geophysicist
Religion Baptist/Mennonite

Bradley Ryan "Brad" Trost (born May 15, 1974) is a Conservative Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons, representing the riding of Saskatoon—Humboldt. Before being elected, Trost worked as an exploration and mining geophysicist. Trost holds a B.Sc. in Geophysics and a B.A. in Economics, both from the University of Saskatchewan. He married in August 2012.[1]

Electoral history[edit]

In 2004, in what was the closest 4-way race in the country, Trost received 417 more votes than second place candidate, the NDP's Nettie Wiebe, 435 votes ahead of the third place candidate, Liberal Patrick Wolfe, and 2368 votes ahead of former Canadian Alliance Member of Parliament Jim Pankiw.

Trost was re-elected, in 2006, 2008, and 2011 earning between 50–53% of the vote defeating the second place NDP, and the third place Liberals in Saskatoon-Humboldt in each election.

Parliament activity[edit]

Trost previously sat as a member of the House of Commons Standing Committees for Industry, Natural Resources, International Trade, and Transport. He is currently a member of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.

In the 40th Parliament Trost introduced private members legislation into the House of Commons that would open the Canadian uranium mining sector to increased foreign investment.

As a Member of the Standing Committee on International Trade Trost was an outspoken supporter of the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement.[2]

Positions[edit]

Trost has been noted for publicly taking socially conservative stances.

In July 2009, Trost criticized his own government`s funding of Toronto Pride Week under the $100 million Marquee Tourism Events stimulus program.[3]

In November 2009, Trost launched a petition to stop the federal government's funding of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). According to Trost's petition, the IPPF "promotes the establishment of abortion as an international human right and lobbies aggressively to impose permissive abortion laws on developing nations."[4] During the 2011 federal election campaign, Trost made news when he spoke at a Saskatchewan Pro-life Association convention and noted to the audience that the government had not renewed funding to Planned Parenthood over the previous year and urged continued support for their defunding.[5]

In September 2011, Trost publicly voiced his anger at the federal government's decision to fund the International Planned Parenthood Federation. He said that Conservative MPs' requests that the Prime Minister's Office cease funding have been ignored.[6]

In January 2012, Trost criticized the strict party discipline imposed upon Conservative MPs, saying it stifled debate and independent thought.[7]

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015: Saskatoon—University
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Brad Trost 18,592 41.5 -7.1
New Democratic Claire Card 14,115 31.5 -6.5
Liberal Cynthia Marie Block 11,287 25.2 +15.59
Green Valerie Harvey 686 1.5 -1.42
Rhinoceros Eric Matthew Schalm 93 0.2 -0.68
Total valid votes/Expense limit 100.0     $191,532.44
Total rejected ballots
Turnout
Eligible voters 55,219
Conservative hold Swing -6.8
Source: Elections Canada[8][9]
Canadian federal election, 2011: Saskatoon—Humboldt
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Brad Trost 19,954 52.7 -1.1 $61,713
New Democratic Denise Kouri 13,271 35.1 +7.3 $72,371
Liberal Darren Hill 3,013 8.0 -4.0 $45,694
Green Sandra Finley 926 2.4 -4.0 $5,443
Independent Jim Pankiw 682 1.8
Total valid votes/Expense limit 37,846 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 106 0.3 +0.1
Turnout 37,952 67.7 +6.2
Eligible voters 56,047
Canadian federal election, 2008: Saskatoon—Humboldt
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Brad Trost 18,610 53.8 +4.7 $57,441
New Democratic Scott Ruston 9,632 27.8 -1.7 $43,654
Liberal Karen Parhar 4,135 12.0 -4.9 $27,728
Green Jean-Pierre Ducasse 2,211 6.4 +2.7 $5,910
Total valid votes/Expense limit 34,588 100.0   $80,987
Total rejected ballots 83 0.2 0.0
Turnout 34,671 61.5 -5
Canadian federal election, 2006: Saskatoon—Humboldt
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Brad Trost 18,285 49.1 +22.4 $70,424
New Democratic Andrew Mason 10,975 29.5 +3.9 $51,091
Liberal Peter Stroh 6,281 16.9 -8.6 $44,850
Green Mike Jones 1,382 3.7 +1.8 $1,814
Independent Tim Nyborg 342 0.9 $1,160
Total valid votes 37,265 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 90 0.2 0.0
Turnout 37,355 67 +4
Canadian federal election, 2004: Saskatoon—Humboldt
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Brad Trost 9,444 26.7 -23.0 $61,922
New Democratic Nettie Wiebe 9,027 25.6 -0.9 $58,415
Liberal Patrick Wolfe 9,009 25.5 +3.8 $66,060
Independent Jim Pankiw 7,076 20.0 $73,828
Green Ron Schriml 680 1.9 +0.6 $25
Independent Larry Zarysky 71 0.2 $2,594
Total valid votes 35,307 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 66 0.2 0.0
Turnout 35,373 63 -1

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