Brad Trost

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Bradley Ryan Trost
Member of Parliament
for Saskatoon—Humboldt
Assumed office
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 in Langenburg, Saskatchewan) 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 of 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]


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]


  1. ^ "About Brad". Brad Trost M.P. Retrieved 2012-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Brad Trost:Free Trade for Colombia". National Post. CanWest. April 29, 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-29. 
  3. ^ ”Contributions and Recipients”,Industry Canada website list of recipients of the MarqueeTourism Events Program
  4. ^ Sharp, Jenn (November 4, 2009). "Sask. MP Trost launches petition against funding of planned parenthood group". The StarPhoenix. CanWest. Retrieved 2009-11-06. 
  5. ^ Warren, Jeremy (April 21, 2011). "Trost under fire over Planned Parenthood remarks". The StarPhoenix. CanWest. Retrieved 2011-04-21. 
  6. ^ Galloway, Gloria. "Backbench Tory breaks ranks, vows aggressive stand against abortion". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  7. ^ Warick, Jason (January 31, 2012). "Tory MP Trost questions 'ironclad' party discipline". The StarPhoenix (Postmedia Network). Retrieved 2012-01-31. 

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