Gord Brown

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Gordon Brown, M.P.
Member of Parliament
for Leeds—Grenville
Assumed office
Chair of the Standing Committee on
Canadian Heritage
Assumed office
29 October 2013
Minister Shelly Glover
Preceded by Rob Moore
Personal details
Born (1960-08-31) August 31, 1960 (age 54)
Toronto, Ontario
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Claudine Courtois
Residence Gananoque, Ontario
Profession Innkeeper

Gordon "Gord" Brown (born August 31, 1960 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian politician. He is a current member of the Canadian House of Commons, representing the Ontario riding of Leeds—Grenville as a Conservative member.

Gord Brown was elected to Parliament in 2004 and has been re-elected in three subsequent elections.

Currently, in 2014, he is Chair of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage and is the House of Commons Chair of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group. He is a member of the Trilateral Commission.

He also sits on several all-party caucuses focusing on rural, health, border and other issues. He has also participated in numerous Parliamentary Groups.

He was chosen in an earlier Parliament by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to Chair the Special Committee that reviewed the Anti-Terrorism Act.

He was also chosen in an earlier Parliament by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to Chair the Ontario Conservative Caucus.

Private Members' Bills[edit]

Brown has introduced a number of Private Members' Bills in the House of Commons: In 2008, C-393, also known as the Knife Bill, passed Second Reading and was at committee when the House dissolved, also in 2008 he introduced Bill C-542, which would provide for Employment Insurance Benefits for working parents of critically ill children. The provisions of C-542 later became law as part of government Bill C-44 in 2012. Brown also introduced C-370 a bill to change the name of the St. Lawrence Islands National Park of Canada to Thousand Islands National Park of Canada which became law in 2013


Brown has a degree in Political Science from Carleton University (1983), and has interest in a family run business in Gananoque, Ontario.

Brown graduated from Gananoque Secondary School and Carleton University - B.A. (Hons) - Political Science.

Active in sports, Brown was a Canadian Kayaking Champion with the Gananoque Canoe Club and competed internationally and also competed in the World Championship in 1988. Currently he plays hockey in the winter and enjoys golf and kayaking in the summer.

Prior to entering federal politics, Brown was a Gananoque town councillor; President of the 1000 Islands-Gananoque Chamber of Commerce, and Chair of the St. Lawrence Parks Commission(operators of Fort Henry, Upper Canada Village and other attractions).

He has been an active member of federal and provincial conservative associations since his youth.

He was active in the movement to unite Conservatives across Canada.

Brown is married to Claudine and has two sons Chance and Tristan.


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