Member of Parliament
Mike is a graduate of the University of Guelph, majoring in Economics and Political Science. He moved to Burlington with his wife Caroline in 1987 and they have two daughters, Ashley and Lindsay. Mike was elected to Burlington City Council in 1994 and re-elected in 1997, 2000 and 2003 building a reputation for hard work, straight talk and dedication.
While on Council he had a lead role in the development to develop the Paletta Lakefront Park, the Appleby Ice Centre, to bring a multi-level parking facility to downtown and to lay the groundwork for a Performing Arts Centre for Burlington – a project that he is still passionate about.
Wallace was nominated as the candidate for the newly-formed Conservative Party for the 2004 federal election but was unsuccessful. Mike ran again in the 2006 election for the Conservative Party and won and was also re-elected in the 2008 federal election and the 2011 federal election.
Mike’s work on the Hill includes being the Chair of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. He also chairs the Conservative Marine Caucus and is part of the inter-party Steel Caucus. Mike is also on the executive of the Canada Japan Parliamentary Association as well as on the board of the Canada Ukraine Friendship group.
In the riding Mike holds regular office hours, town hall meetings, a cable show and direct mail programs to keep in touch with his constituents. He and his wife can be seen at many events around Burlington supporting local initiatives.
Mike has been successful in securing $30 million for Randle Reef restoration, $4 million for the Performing Arts Centre as well as millions for local GO Transit improvements for Burlington.
He is a runner who has a goal of running a marathon in every province in Canada. He has completed 4 marathons so far.