Steering Committee of the Canadian Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Antisemitism
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.
Vice 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.
Hon. Candice Bergen, MP
Candice Bergen was first elected to the House of Commons in 2008 and was re-elected in 2011, representing Portage-Lisgar. Most recently, Candice was appointed Minister of State for Social Development having previously served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety from May 2011 to July 2013.
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.
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. Bob Rae, MP
Bob Rae was elected eleven times to the House of Commons and the Ontario legislature between 1978 and 2013. He was Ontario’s 21st Premier from 1990 to 1995, and served as interim leader of the Liberal Party of Canada from 2011 to 2013. He is working now as a lawyer, negotiator, mediator, and arbitrator, with a particular focus on first nations, aboriginal, and governance issues. He also teaches at the University of Toronto School of Governance and Public Policy, and is a widely respected writer and commentator.
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.
Hon. Irwin Cotler, MP
Irwin Cotler is a Member of the Canadian Parliament, Emeritus Professor of Law at McGill University, former Minister of Justice & Attorney General of Canada, and an international human rights lawyer.
A constitutional and comparative law scholar, Prof. Cotler intervened in landmark Charter of Rights cases in the areas of free speech, freedom of religion, minority rights, peace law and war crimes justice.
Hon. Jason Kenny, MP
Jason Kenney was born in Ontario and raised in Saskatchewan, where he graduated from Notre Dame College. He did undergraduate studies in philosophy at the University of San Francisco. Mr. Kenney served as President of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation prior to his election to the House of Commons in 1997 as Member of Parliament for Calgary Southeast. He has been re-elected five times, most recently with 76% of the vote. He is a former Chairman of the House of Commons Subcommittee on International Human Rights, and served in several positions in Opposition, including as Finance Critic and Deputy House Leader. Mr. Kenney became Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister in 2006, and Secretary of State for Multiculturalism in 2007.