|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
for South Surrey—White Rock
|Assumed office |
December 11, 2017
|Preceded by||Dianne Watts|
|Chair of the Federal Liberal Pacific Caucus|
|Assumed office |
March 21, 2018
|Preceded by||Randeep Sarai|
|Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly|
for Surrey-White Rock
September 15, 1997 – May 9, 2017
|Preceded by||Wilf Hurd|
|Succeeded by||Tracy Redies|
|Minister of Children and Family Development|
June 5, 2001 – January 26, 2004
|Succeeded by||Christy Clark|
|8th Mayor of White Rock|
|Preceded by||Tom Kirstein|
|Succeeded by||Hardy Staub|
|Born||August 24, 1946|
Victoria, British Columbia
|Political party||Liberal Party of Canada|
|British Columbia Liberal Party|
|Residence||White Rock, British Columbia|
Gordon "Gordie" Hogg MP (born August 24, 1946) is a Canadian politician, who currently serves as the Member of Parliament for South Surrey—White Rock in the House of Commons of Canada, as a member of the Liberal Party of Canada. He previously served in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia as the MLA for Surrey-White Rock from 1997 until 2017, as a member of the British Columbia Liberal Party.
Hogg was born to Kathleen and Dr. Allan Hogg , a prominent physician in White Rock, who was instrumental in establishing the first White Rock Hospital in 1954, and is the oldest of four children. Dr. Hogg went on to deliver more than 1,100 children during his time in the community, with a wing of the Peace Arch Hospital named in his honour.
He received his Bachelor of Arts in sociology and psychology from the University of British Columbia and his master's degree in psychology from Antioch College. At the age of 70, while working as a Member of Legislative Assembly, he completed an interdisciplinary doctorate that focused on public policy from Simon Fraser University.
Hogg and his wife LaVerne have one son, Blair, as well were foster parents and billet parents for the Surrey Eagles hockey team. During his time at the University of British Columbia, Hogg was a two-sport athlete, playing football and basketball, including winning the National Junior Men’s Basketball Championship in 1967.
Hogg began coaching baseball in the community in his teens. He was asked to go before White Rock City Council to request support for the team to go to Edmonton for the championships. Upon returning home, Hogg said that he thought the whole thing had been pointless, to which his mother replied “Son, I hoped I’d always raised you to be the kind of person that if you didn’t like something, you wouldn’t complain about it, but you’d get involved and try and make a difference.” Hogg has said that this is what lead him to run for politics, first at the municipal level, then provincially, and federally.
Hogg served on White Rock city council for 20 years, for 10 of which he was mayor. He has been a board member of more than 15 committees and non-profit societies, including the Peace Arch Community Health Council and Peace Arch Hospital. Hogg was elected in 1974 as City Councilor for the City of White Rock. He was elected Mayor in 1084. During his tenure as mayor, Hogg oversaw the development of the White Rock Promenade along the water front, as well as the repurposing of the old Train Station, into the White Rock Museum and Archives.
He was first elected to the British Columbia Legislative Assembly in a 1997 by-election, and held the seat for twenty years. When the BC Liberals formed Government, Hogg was appointed Minister of Children and Family Development under Premier Gordon Campbell. Hogg would go on to hold a variety of portfolios for Campbell, including Parliamentary Secretary for Not for Profit-Public Partnerships, Minister of State for Mining, Minister of State for ActNowBC. During their time in Opposition, Hogg, Campbell, and Geoff Plante shared an apartment in Victoria.
Under Premier Christy Clark, Hogg would serve as Government Caucus Chair, as well as Parliamentary Secretary for Youth Sport.
Hogg defeated former Cabinet Minister, and former MP from neighbouring Delta—Richmond East, Kerry-Lynne Findlay, in the by-election, the first time a Liberal had won the riding since the 1940’s, when the riding included all of Surrey, and most of New Westminster./
On March 21, 2018, Hogg was elected as Chair of the Federal Liberal Pacific Caucus. He sits on the House of Commons Standing Committees on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities and Canadian Heritage.
Hogg was a youth probation officer, and the Director of the Youth Custody Centre in Burnaby, BC. He has been a board member of more than 15 committees and non-profit societies, including the Peace Arch Community Health Council and Peace Arch Hospital.
In 1996, while working as the Director of the Burnaby Youth Detention Centre, he established Night Hoops, a program for at-risk youth to help reduce recidivism, and other related issues.
Hogg was named an Adjunct Professor in Criminology at Simon Fraser University in 2017.
|Canadian federal by-election, 2017: South Surrey—White Rock|
Resignation of Dianne Watts
|New Democratic||Jonathan Silveira||1,478||4.88||-5.53|
|Christian Heritage||Rod Taylor||238||0.79|
|Progressive Canadian||Michael Huenefeld||86||0.28||+0.09|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||30,259||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots|
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing||+1.40|
|British Columbia general election, 2013: Surrey-White Rock|
|New Democratic||Susan Keeping||7180||27.63|
|Conservative||Elizabeth Morales Pagtakhan||1301||5.01|
|British Columbia Party||Jim Laurence||105||0.40|
|Total valid votes||25982||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||74||0.28|
|Source: Elections BC|
|British Columbia general election, 2009: Surrey-White Rock|
|New Democratic||Drina Allen||6,668||27.36||+0.96|
|Reform||David Charles Hawkins||464||1.90|
|Source:"2009 Official Election Results for Surrey-White Rock". Elections BC. 5 June 2009. Retrieved 14 August 2009.[dead link]|
|British Columbia general election, 2005: Surrey-White Rock|
|New Democratic||Moh Chelali||7,511||26.40||+13.24|
|Green||Ashley Brie Hughes||3,051||10.72||−2.44|
|Conservative||David James Evans||1,340||4.71|
|Democratic Reform||Ronald Edward Dunsford||87||0.31|
|Liberal||Gordon J. Hogg||18,678||68.70||+10.66||$46,685|
|Total valid votes||27,189||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||91||0.33|
|Canadian federal election, 1993: Surrey—White Rock—South Langley|
|Progressive Conservative||Norm Blain||8,859||12.19||−31.29|
|New Democratic||Mota Jheeta||3,046||4.20||−20.13|
|Christian Heritage||Heather Stilwell||871||1.20||−0.20|
|Natural Law||Derek Nadeau||252||0.35||–|
|Canada Party||Farlie Paynter||68||0.09||–|
|Commonwealth of Canada||Giancarlo Dalla Valle||37||0.05||–|
|Total valid votes||72,676||100.00|
|Reform gain from Progressive Conservative||Swing||+13.60|
- "Liberals win B.C. byelection easily". Waterloo Region Record. 16 September 1997. p. 4. Retrieved 17 March 2011.
- 'Broccoli minister' Hogg aims to drop 20 pounds:: [Final Edition] Inwood, Damian. The Province [Vancouver, B.C] 25 Aug 2006: A10.
- Browne, Alex (October 31, 2016). "BC Liberals choose business veteran as Surrey-White Rock candidate". Peace Arch News. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
- Mall, Rattan (November 5, 2017). "Gordon Hogg selected by federal Liberals as their candidate in South Surrey-White Rock". Voice Online. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
- "Liberal Gordie Hogg defeats former Tory cabinet minister in South Surrey-White Rock". The Hill Times, December 11, 2017.
- "Statement of Votes - 40th Provincial General Election" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved 17 May 2017.