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Gord Brown

Member of Parliament for Leeds, Grenville,
Canadian House of Commons - Leeds, Grenville
Brockville, ON, Canada
Gord Brown is a current member of the Canadian House of Commons, representing the Ontario riding of Leeds—Grenville as a Conservative.

Brown is CEO of the 1000 Island’s largest food service and accommodation business that employs over 120 people.

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

Active in sports Brown was Canadian Kayaking Champion with the Gananoque Canoe Club. Currently he plays hockey in the winter and plays golf and kayaks in the summer.

Prior to federal politics Brown was a town councillor in Gananoque, Ontario; President of the 1000 Islands-Gananoque Chamber of Commerce and Chair of the St. Lawrence Parks Commission.

He was elected as a Member of Parliament for Leeds-Grenville in June 2004. In the 38th Parliament he was a member of the Heritage Committee and was Vice-Chair of the Ontario Caucus. He was chosen to Chair the Special Committee on Bill C-38.

He was re-elected in January 2006 and represented Leeds-Grenville in the 39th Parliament. As well as serving his constituency, he served on the Standing Committee for Canadian Heritage, The Standing Committee on Public Safety and Security and the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development, and the Status of Persons with Disabilities. He served as Chair of the Ontario Caucus.

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

Re-elected in October 2008 to represent Leeds-Grenville in the 40th Parliament he is a member of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.

In 2009 he was elected House of Commons Chair on the Canada – United States Interparliamentary Association.