Inquiry Panel of the Canadian Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Antisemitism
Chair: Mario Silva, MP
Mario Silva is an international legal scholar and former Canadian politician. Silva served as a Canadian Member of Parliament from 2004 to 2011. He began his political career as a Toronto City Councillor from 1994–2003. He then moved to federal politics, being elected for the Liberal Party of Canada in the 2004 election in the Toronto riding of Davenport.
Vice Chair: Scott Reid, MP
Scott Reid is the Member of Parliament for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox & Addington and is currently the Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons. He also serves as chairman of the subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development. Scott Reid was first elected in November 2000. Scott Reid has held five Constituency Referendums, in which the voters of his riding indicate how they would like him to vote on important pieces of legislation.
Hon. Carolyn Bennett, MP
The Hon. Carolyn Bennett, MD, MP for St. Paul’s, was first elected to the House of Commons in the 1997 general election and was re-elected in 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008 and again in 2011 representing the electoral district of St. Paul’s.
Lois Brown, MP
Lois Brown is a second-term Member of Parliament for Newmarket-Aurora, having been first elected in October 2008, and then re-elected in May 2011.Prime Minister Stephen Harper appointed Lois as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development in January 2011 and reappointed her following her re-election later that year. Lois is a member of the House of Commons Standing Committees on Foreign Affairs and International Development as well as a member of several Parliamentary Associations, Bilateral Associations and Interparliamentary Groups.
Hon. Ken Dryden, MP
Ken Dryden entered politics in 2004 when he successfully ran as a Liberal Party candidate in the Toronto riding of York Centre. He was subsequently named Minister of Social Development in the new Cabinet led by Paul Martin, a position he held until the Liberals' defeat in 2006. When Martin announced his decision to step down as party leader, Dryden emerged as one of eight candidates running for the leadership at the 2006 Liberal leadership convention, but he was ultimately defeated on the second ballot. Liberal leader Stéphane Dion later named Dryden as the chair of the caucus's newly created social justice committee.
Rick Dykstra, MP
Rick grew up and was educated in St. Catharines. He holds a Bachelor of Political Science degree from Brock University. At the age of 25, Rick was elected as a representative for his community. From 1991-1997, Rick served two terms on St. Catharines city council representing St. Patrick’s Ward. During that time, Rick sat as chair of the Finance Committee that froze taxes for two consecutive years, a feat that has not been accomplished since. Rick became the Member of Parliament for St. Catharines on January 23, 2006. Rick was re-elected to the 40th Parliament on October 14th, 2008.
Raymonde Folco, MP
Raymonde Folco is a member of the Liberal Party of Canada. She represented the Quebec riding of Laval—Les Îles in the Canadian House of Commons through 5 successive parliaments from 1997 to 2011, when she left politics.
Hon. Hedy Fry, MP
Honourable Hedy Fry was first elected to Parliament for Vancouver Centre in 1993 becoming the first rookie to defeat a sitting Prime Minister. She has been re-elected in 1997, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2011.
Randy Hoback, MP
Randy Hoback is the Member of Parliament for federal riding of Prince Albert. He is the Chair of the Saskatchewan Conservative Caucus, and the Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade.
Hon. Peter Kent, MP
Peter Kent was first elected to the House of Commons representing Thornhill in 2008 and sworn into Cabinet as Minister of State of Foreign Affairs, responsible for the Americas. In January 2011, Peter was appointed Canada's Environment Minister and served in that capacity until July of 2013. In October 2013 Peter was elected Chair of the House Standing Committee on National Defence.
Pat Martin, MP
Pat Martin was elected the MP for Winnipeg Centre in 1997 and re-elected in 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2011. Mr. Martin is the Chair of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics
Critic of Public Works and Government Services Canada.
Hon. Anita Neville, MP
Anita Neville was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as a Liberal in the general election of 2000, and was re-elected in 2004, 2006 and 2008.
Peter Stoffer, MP
Peter Stoffer is currently a member of the New Democratic Party caucus in the Canadian House of Commons, representing the riding of Sackville—Eastern Shore. He represented Sackville—Musquodoboit Valley—Eastern Shore after the 2000 election, and after the 1997 election, he represented the riding of Sackville—Eastern Shore. (Riding changes are due to redistribution.)
David Sweet, MP
David Sweet is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale. Elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2008 and 2011 with increased pluralities, MP Sweet has been Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology since 2010.
Tim Uppal, MP
Tim was elected to the House of Commons in 2008. In his two terms as Member of Parliament, Tim has worked tirelessly on behalf of his constituents of Edmonton-Sherwood Park. In 2011 Tim was appointed Minister of State for Democratic Reform, introducing legislation to reform the Senate, increase fairness in representation in the House the Commons, and strengthen regulations for political financing. In July 2013, Tim became Minister of State for Multiculturalism.
Judy-Wasylycia Leis, MP
Judy Wasylycia-Leis served as Member of Parliament for Winnipeg North from 1997 – 2010. During that time, she held many critic posts including Heath, Persons with Disabilities, Finance, Status of Women, Pensions, Public Accounts and Immigration. She also served as NDP Caucus Chair from 2005-2009.
Jeff Watson, MP
Jeff Watson was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Essex in June, 2004 and re-elected in January, 2006, October 2008 and May, 2011 as a member of the Conservative Government led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. In the fall of 2013, Jeff was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport.