Gord Brown

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Gordon Brown
MP
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes
Leeds—Grenville (2004-2015)
Assumed office
June 28, 2004
Preceded by Joseph Louis Jordan
Chief Opposition Whip
In office
November 11, 2015 – July 19, 2017
Leader Rona Ambrose
Andrew Scheer
Preceded by Nycole Turmel
Succeeded by Mark Strahl
Chair of the Standing Committee on
Canadian Heritage
In office
October 29, 2013 – August 2, 2015
Minister Shelly Glover
Preceded by Rob Moore
Personal details
Born (1960-08-31) August 31, 1960 (age 56)
Toronto, Ontario
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Claudine Courtois
Residence Gananoque, Ontario
Profession Innkeeper

Gordon B. W. "Gord" Brown, MP, (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—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes 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.

Biography[edit]

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.

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015: Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Gord Brown 26,738 47.4 -13.4
Liberal Mary Jean McFall 22,888 40.6 +24.71
New Democratic Margaret Andrade 4,722 8.4 -9.91
Green Lorraine A. Rekmans 2,088 3.7 -1.29
Total valid votes/Expense limit 56,436 100.0     $212,627.66
Total rejected ballots 189
Turnout 56,625
Eligible voters 79,195
Conservative hold Swing -19.6
Source: Elections Canada[1][2]
Canadian federal election, 2011: Leeds—Grenville
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Gord Brown 29,991 60.81 +2.36 $69,695
New Democratic Matthew Gabriel 9,033 18.31 +4.46 $5,092
Liberal Marjory Loveys 7,839 15.89 -1.29 $52,628
Green Mary Slade 2,460 4.99 -4.63 $17,743
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,323 100.00   $145,158
Total rejected ballots 156 0.32 -0.08
Turnout 49,479 65.10 +3.24
Eligible voters 76,001
Conservative hold Swing +1.83
Canadian federal election, 2008: Leeds—Grenville
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Gord Brown 27,473 58.44 +3.78 $55,637
Liberal Marjory Loveys 8,075 17.18 -7.14 $31,418
New Democratic Steve Armstrong 6,511 13.85 -1.41 $6,532
Green Jeanie Warnock 4,522 9.62 +3.85 $10,790
Progressive Canadian John McCrea 426 0.91 * $291
Total valid votes/Expense limit 47,007 100.00   $104,668
Rejected ballots 186 0.39
Turnout 47,193 62.86 -7.65
Conservative hold Swing +5.46
Canadian federal election, 2006: Leeds—Grenville
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Gord Brown 28,447 54.66 +4.20 $69,350
Liberal Bob Eaton 12,661 24.32 -8.61 $28,806
New Democratic Steve Armstrong 7,945 15.26 +3.94 $7,043
Green David Lee 3,003 5.77 +0.49 $450
Total valid votes 52,056 100.00
Conservative hold Swing +6.41
Canadian federal election, 2004: Leeds—Grenville
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Gord Brown 26,002 50.46 -5.81 $69,173
Liberal Joe Jordan 16,967 32.93 -6.58 $60,373
New Democratic Steve Armstrong 5,834 11.32 +9.22 $10,009
Green Chris Bradshaw 2,722 5.28 +3.55 $532
Total valid votes 51,525 100.00
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +0.77
Canadian federal election, 2000: Leeds—Grenville
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Joseph Louis Jordan 18,594 39.51 +0.04 $52,586
Alliance Gord Brown 18,539 39.39 +17.77 $61,645
Progressive Conservative John Johnston 7,940 16.87 -15.40 $55,627
New Democratic Martin Hanratty 990 2.10 -1.53 $1,764
Green Jerry Heath 816 1.73 -0.54 $3,302
Canadian Action Jane Pamela Scharf 181 0.38 * $0
Total valid votes 47,060 100.00
Liberal hold Swing +7.72

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