Member of Parliament
Mark was re-elected in 2011 to the 41st Canadian Parliament for his fourth term as the Member of Parliament for Langley with the highest number of Federal votes in BC. Mark has the honorable distinction of being the Parliamentary Secretary to four different Ministers of the Environment, from 2006 to 2011, helping guide Canada through 5 difficult years of minority Government. In 2011, he was honored with the position of Chair of the Standing Committee of Environment and Sustainable Development for Canada, overseeing Canada’s Environmental Committee work, studies and legislative reviews.
Mark is also very busy with important bilateral relationships. He is the Vice Chair of the Canada-Mexico Parliamentary Group, Treasurer of the Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Group and Director for the Canada-Taiwan, Canada-Korea and Canada-Israel Parliamentary Groups.
Mark was with Prime Minister Harper, representing Canada on an official State visit to Ukraine. Mark also led a Canadian Parliamentarian delegation to Taiwan.
For the most up to date information on the issues presented in Ottawa and in Langley by Mark, please visit his Web site at www.markwarawa.com.
October 14, 2008 and January 23, 2006 – Mark Warawa is re-elected to the House of Commons to represent Langley, BC. He is named the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment.
During these Parliaments, Mark provided leadership to the Environment Committee with Canadian Environmental Protection Act review in 2006. He also has worked with opposition parties on Bill C-474, CEPA – making it a better piece of legislation for all Canadians, and garnering all party support for the bill in the House of Commons.
June 28, 2004: Mark Warawa is elected to the House of Commons to represent the new electoral district of Langley,British Columbia and is subsequently appointed to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice.
During this Parliament, Mark introduced Bill C-293 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (theft of a motor vehicle). The purpose of this Bill is to provide direction to the courts regarding sentencing for the offence of theft of a motor vehicle. Bill C-293 amends the Criminal Code to provide for minimum sentencing with fines and/or imprisonment for every person who is convicted of theft of a motor vehicle a first, second or subsequent time.
Mark also introduced Bill C-355 An Act to Amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (vehicle immobilizers). Bill C-355 amends the Motor Vehicle Safety Act to include the definition of vehicle immobilizers as motor vehicle equipment. It defines vehicle immobilizers as the Canadian standard (CAN/ULC-S338-98). Only the Canadian standard will provide the protection that Canadians assume they have purchased.
2000-2004: Mark Warawa worked in ICBC’sLangleybranch as the Road Safety/Loss Prevention Co-ordinator. Mark was responsible for ensuring all aspects of road safety initiatives inLangley. He was also responsible for auto crime prevention programs.
Mark has more than 13 years’ experience in public service as a Municipal Councillor and Regional District Director. Mark also has 30 years’ experience as a successful business owner. He understands the needs of the business community.
· Trinity Western University General Studies
· University College of the Fraser Valley Studies in Criminology
· University of British Columbia Real Estate License Certificate
· 30 years of business management
· ICBC Road Safety/Loss Prevention Coordinator, Langley
· Certified Passenger Safety Technician, NHTSA & St. John Ambulance
Other Political Experience
∙ Fraser Valley Regional District Director
∙ Candidate, BC Reform Party 1996 provincial election
· First elected to Abbotsford City Council in 1990
· Elected 6 times to Council: 1990, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1999, and 2002
· Council Liaison, Matsqui Institution Citizens Advisory Committee
· Chair, Abbotsford Traffic Safety Committee
∙ Member of the Reform Party, Canadian Alliance and Conservative Party collectively for 17 years
Personal: Mark met his wife Diane while attending Trinity Western University, and were married in October 1972. They have lived in both Langley City and Township, and currently reside in Willoughby. They have five children and many grandchildren. Mark’s parents and grandparents are also fromLangley; five generations of Warawas have made Langley their home.
“To me, family is the most important component of Canadian society. It is the Government’s responsibility to strengthen and support families in every way.”