Michael Chong was first elected to Parliament in 2004 and represents the riding of Wellington-Halton Hills. He currently serves as Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs for the Official Opposition.
In 2006, Michael served as President of the Queen’s Privy Council, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister for Sport. Michael has been Chair of several House of Commons Standing Committees (Industry, Science and Technology; Canadian Heritage; Official Languages). He is a co-founder and member of the All Party Climate Caucus since it was formed in 2011. In the 42nd Parliament Michael served as the Official Opposition’s Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Shadow Minister for Science.
In 2015, Michael’s Reform Act became law. The Reform Act addresses a long-standing problem in Ottawa: the concentration of power in party leaders. It gives MPs more power to represent their constituents. Michael was able to reach across the aisle and work with members from other parties to secure the bill’s passage.
Prior to his election, Michael was Chief Information Officer for the National Hockey League Players’ Association and as a senior technology consultant to the Greater Toronto Airports Authority for the redevelopment of Pearson International Airport.
Michael co-founded the Dominion Institute, now known as Historica Canada and sits on its Board of Governors. It is an organization committed to raising awareness of history and civics.
Michael grew up outside of Fergus in Wellington County. In 2002, Michael married Carrie Davidson. They have three sons, William, Alistair and Cameron. They live just outside of Fergus.
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