Frank Baylis

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Frank Baylis
MP
Frank Baylis BBQ Photo.jpg
MP Frank Baylis at his annual BBQ greeting constituents.
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Pierrefonds—Dollard
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded by Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe
Personal details
Born (1962-11-15) November 15, 1962 (age 55)[1]
Montreal, Quebec
Nationality Canadian
Political party Liberal
Children 3
Alma mater University of Waterloo
Profession Politician & Businessman
Signature
Website Official website

Frank Baylis (born November 15, 1962)[2] is a Canadian politician, who was elected to represent the riding of Pierrefonds—Dollard in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election.[3]

Baylis is the president of Baylis Medical, a medical technology firm. In 2011, along with his partner Kris Shah, he received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Ernst and Young. He is also a producer with the film production house Walk of Fame Entertainment. In addition to being its producer, he has co-written several screenplays, two of which have been made into feature films. Frank Baylis currently sits on the Standing Committee on Industry, Science & Technology, and is Chair of the Canada—United-Kingdom Inter-Parliamentary Association.[4]

Early life and education

Frank Baylis’ father, Richard Baylis, immigrated to Canada from the United Kingdom in 1956, and his mother, Gloria Baylis (née Clarke), originally from Barbados, immigrated to Canada in 1952. Frank Baylis has three siblings, Dr. Francoise Baylis, Dr. Peter Baylis, and Dr. Penny Baylis. While initially from the Greater Montreal area, Baylis spent part of his youth living in Toronto before going off to university. Baylis holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo.[5] He graduated in 1986 with honours. Baylis currently lives in the West Island of Montreal and is married with three children.

Business career

Before being elected to the House of Commons, Frank Baylis was involved in the business of industrial manufacturing and consulting industry. In more recent years, Baylis has also been involved in the entertainment industry.

Baylis Medical Company Inc.

Frank Baylis served as President of Baylis Medical Company from 1989 to 2015. Baylis Medical Company, originally a small distribution company of neurological devices, is now an internationally renowned leading developer of medical devices used in cardiology and spinal procedures.[6] Baylis Medical currently employs over 275 staff and markets its products in over 50 countries. It has offices in Montreal, Toronto, Boston, and London, England. Currently, Baylis is Chairman of the Board of Baylis Medical.

OME Group Inc.

In 1991 Frank Baylis founded and owned OME Group along with his business partner Kris Shah. As the Vice President of OME Group, Baylis oversaw all business activities in the Montreal office from 1991 to 2011. OME Group was a specialized consulting company that provided Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax consulting services to businesses across Canada.[7] OME Group was sold to Ernst and Young in 2011.

Walk of Fame Entertainment

From 2007 to 2015 Baylis was a producer with the company Walk of Fame Entertainment; a video production house. In addition to being a producer, Baylis has written several screenplays and appeared as an actor in select creative works.[8]

Politics

On November 18, 2014, Frank Baylis won the nomination race for the Liberal Party of Canada in the riding of Pierrefonds—Dollard.[9]

On October 19, 2015, Baylis won the electoral riding of Pierrefonds-Dollard with 58.7% of the vote.[3] After the election, Baylis joined the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.[10] Baylis is currently the Chair of the Canada—United-Kingdom Inter-Parliamentary Association.[4]

Awards and honours

Over the years, Frank Baylis has received various awards and honours for both his business success and his charitable work.

  • In 2011, Baylis and his partner Kris Shah received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award – Life Sciences from Ernst and Young. This award was given in recognition for the impressive success of Baylis Medical Company.
  • Baylis’ community involvement and commitment to service earned him the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Governor General of Canada David Johnston, in 2012.
  • Baylis received the MDA Award while at University of Waterloo for achieving academic excellence while positively contributing to student life on campus through extra-curricular activities.
  • As a teenager, Baylis received the Chief Scout's Award (Scouts Canada). The Chief Scout's Award is the highest award given out by Scouts Canada. It recognizes achievements in outdoor skills, leadership, and community service.[11]

Electoral record

Canadian federal election, 2015: Pierrefonds—Dollard
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Frank Baylis 34,319 58.7 +28.23
Conservative Valérie Assouline 11,694 20.0 -6.86
New Democratic Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe 9,584 16.4 -17.73
Bloc Québécois Natalie Laplante 2,043 3.5 -1.48
Green Abraham Weizfeld 865 1.5 -2.06
Total valid votes/Expense limit 58,505 100.0     $223,427.18
Total rejected ballots 368
Turnout 58,873 69.28
Eligible voters 84,978
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +22.98
Source: Elections Canada[12][13]

References

  1. ^ "Frank Baylis ready for the Run". Montrealcommunitycontact.com. 5 December 2014. Retrieved 24 October 2017. 
  2. ^ "PARLINFO - Parliamentarian File - Contact Information - BAYLIS, Frank". Parl.gc.ca. Retrieved 24 October 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Liberal Frank Baylis takes Pierrefonds-Dollard riding, Global News, October 20, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Frank Baylis". Parl.gc.ca. Retrieved 24 October 2017. 
  5. ^ "Biography - Frank Baylis - Your member of parliament for Pierrefonds-Dollard". Frankbaylis.liberal.ca. Retrieved 24 October 2017. 
  6. ^ "History - Baylis Medical". Baylismedical.com. Retrieved 24 October 2017. 
  7. ^ "OME GROUP CONSULTANTS INC. - Répertoire MCI". Repertoiremci.com. Retrieved 24 October 2017. 
  8. ^ "Generation Wolf – Film de Christian de la Cortina". Filmsquebec.com. Retrieved 24 October 2017. 
  9. ^ "Businessman Frank Baylis wins federal Liberal nomination". Montrealgazette.com. 25 November 2014. Retrieved 24 October 2017. 
  10. ^ "INDU - Home". Parl.gc.ca. Retrieved 24 October 2017. 
  11. ^ "Frank Baylis - Your member of parliament for Pierrefonds-Dollard". fbaylis.liberal.ca. Retrieved 24 October 2017. 
  12. ^ "Voter Information Service - Who are the candidates in my electoral district?". Elections.ca. Retrieved 24 October 2017. 
  13. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived August 15, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.
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