Member of Parliament
Gary attended the University of Waterloo, specializing in kinesiology and psychology before graduating from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He went on to practice chiropractic medicine and worked as an advisor to investment firms in the biomedical industry.
Gary was a co-designer of a three-year post-graduate sports fellowship program. He also co-authored “Practice Guidelines,” and was Public Relations Director and Past President for the College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences in Toronto.
Dedicated to helping others pursue his profession, Gary has taught at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and the University of Waterloo. He has worked with many athletes, both amateur and professional, including serving as medical services chair for the Ontario Special Olympics.
First elected to the House of Commons in 2004, he was re-elected in 2006 and 2008. Most recently, Gary has served as Minister of State for Science and Technology, as well as Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).
Gary is married to Valerie, and they have two children.