He won the Bruce—Grey electoral district seat in the 1979 federal election and was re-elected there in the 1980 and 1984 federal elections. He left federal politics in 1988 and did not campaign in the following national election. 31st, 32nd and 33rd Canadian Parliaments.
Gurbin resigned from the Progressive Conservative party on 17 December 1981, citing concerns over party leader Joe Clark. He remained in the House of Commons as an independent member until rejoining the party on 28 January 1982.
- Gray, John (18 December 1981). "Clark on the defensive after MP quits Tory caucus". Globe and Mail. pp. 1, 2.
- Gray, John (29 January 1982). "Dissident MP returns to PC caucus, but Yurko resignation stuns Clark". Globe and Mail. pp. 1, 2.
- Gary Gurbin – Parliament of Canada biography
- "Gary Gurbin, MD, MP: to the nation's capital from a small-town general practice.". Canadian Medical Association Journal. 121. 22 September 1979. pp. 816, 821, 822.
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