Marc Miller (politician)
Miller on July 1, 2016 in Montreal
|Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations|
|Assumed office |
August 31, 2018
|Preceded by||Yvonne Jones|
|Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities|
January 30, 2017 – August 30, 2018
|Preceded by||Pablo Rodriguez|
|Succeeded by||Marco Mendicino|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
for Ville-Marie—Le Sud-Ouest—Île-des-Sœurs
|Assumed office |
October 19, 2015
|Preceded by||new district|
|Born||March 12, 1973|
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Spouse(s)||Elin Sandberg Miller|
|Alma mater||Université de Montréal|
Marc Miller MP (born March 12, 1973) is a Canadian Liberal politician, who was elected to represent the riding of Ville-Marie—Le Sud-Ouest—Île-des-Sœurs in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election. On January 26 2017 he was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. On August 31, 2018, he was moved to be the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations. Prior to entering politics, Miller was a lawyer with Stikeman Elliott and an infantry commander in the Canadian Army.
Early life and career
The son of a Nova Scotian father and an Anglophone Montrealer mother, Miller attended Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf in the 1980s at the same time as Justin Trudeau, and has been described variously as "a boyhood friend of Mr. Trudeau" and "one of [Trudeau's] oldest friends." Miller earned bachelor's and master's degrees in political science from the Université de Montréal.
Miller graduated from McGill University Faculty of Law in 2001 with common and civil law degrees. Prior to his election was a practising lawyer with Stikeman Elliott. Miller also previously served in the Canadian Army as an infantry commander.
Miller helped organize Trudeau's first run for office in Papineau in 2007. He was an advisor and the fundraising director for Trudeau's successful run at the 2013 Liberal Party leadership election.
Miller was elected to represent the riding of Ville-Marie—Le Sud-Ouest—Île-des-Sœurs in the House of Commons in the 2015 federal election. After the election, he served as the chair of the Quebec Liberal Caucus of MPs.
On January 28, 2017 Miller was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. On June 1, 2017, Miller delivered the first ever speech in the Mohawk language in the House of Commons. Miller said he had started taking language lessons from Zoe Hopkins in the spirit of reconciliation. He also wanted to demonstrate to the non-French speaking Liberal MPs whom he had urged to study French in his former role as the Quebec Liberal Caucus chair that it was possible to juggle learning a new language while performing their parliamentary duties.
|Canadian federal election, 2015|
|New Democratic||Allison Turner||11,757||23.44||-18.05||–|
|Bloc Québécois||Chantal St-Onge||4,307||8.59||-7.44||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||50,164||100.00||–||$221,982.87|
|Total rejected ballots||435||0.86||–||–|
|Source: Elections Canada|
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- Tasker, John Paul (June 1, 2018). "Quebec Liberal MP Marc Miller employs Mohawk language lessons in the House". CBC News. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
- Murat, Philippe. "Senate Proceedings - Vote 2015 – Ville-Marie–Le Sud-Ouest–Île-des-Soeurs". CPAC. 8:06 and 26:24. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
- Miller, Marc (October 20, 2016). Openparliament.ca https://openparliament.ca/debates/2016/10/20/marc-miller-2/. Retrieved September 17, 2018. Missing or empty
- Elections Canada – Election Results, 22 October 2015
- Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
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