Greg Fergus

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Greg Fergus
MP
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
In office
December 2, 2015 – January 27, 2017
Minister Navdeep Bains
Preceded by Mike Lake
Succeeded by David Lametti
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Hull—Aylmer
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded by Nycole Turmel
Personal details
Born (1969-05-31) May 31, 1969 (age 49)
Montreal, Quebec
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Julie Cool
Residence Aylmer, Quebec

Greg Fergus MP (born May 31, 1969) is a Canadian Liberal politician, who was elected to represent the riding of Hull—Aylmer in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election.[1]

Greg Fegus’s grandfather immigrated to Canada from the British protectorate of Montserrat.[2] Prior to launching his career in politics, Fergus attended Selwyn House School, and later earned two bachelor's degrees from the University of Ottawa and Carleton University.[3][4][5] He was high school classmates with Michael Penner,[6] the current chairman of Hydro-Québec.

Fergus was president of the Young Liberals of Canada from 1994 to 1996, where he attracted attention for supporting the passage of a motion calling on the Liberal Party to support same-sex marriage. After attending university and earning bachelor's degrees in social science and international relations, he worked for Liberal cabinet ministers Pierre Pettigrew and Jim Peterson. In 2007, Stéphane Dion named him the national director of the Liberal Party.[7][8]

In the 2015 federal election, Fergus was nominated as the Liberal candidate in Hull—Aylmer, a traditionally Liberal riding that had fallen to the New Democratic Party in the previous election. The contest was attended by some controversy, as NDP incumbent Nycole Turmel accused Fergus' campaign of spreading rumours that she was terminally ill, which Fergus denied.[9] Fergus won the election by over 11,000 votes in a race that was expected to be close by the New Democratic Party and Liberals.

Electoral record

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Greg Fergus 28,478 51.4 +30.91
New Democratic Nycole Turmel 17,472 31.5 -27.28
Conservative Étienne Boulrice 4,278 7.7 -2.35
Bloc Québécois Maude Chouinard-Boucher 3,625 6.5 -2.18
Green Roger Fleury 1,035 1.9 -0.11
Christian Heritage Sean J. Mulligan 291 0.5
Independent Luc Desjardins 160 0.3
M-L Gabriel Girard 101 0.2
Total valid votes/Expense limit 55,490 100.0     $213,352.21
Total rejected ballots 391
Turnout 55,831 70.8%
Eligible voters 78,773
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing 28.92%
Source: Elections Canada[10][11]

References

  1. ^ "Former NDP interim leader Nycole Turmel loses seat as Liberals sweep west Quebec". CBC News. 20 October 2015.
  2. ^ Greg Fergus, MP: A wonk in a candy shop
  3. ^ Greg Fergus, MP: A wonk in a candy shop
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Meet Greg Fergus, Liberal.ca.
  6. ^ Selwyn House School Graduation Exercises and Academic Prizegiving, 1986
  7. ^ Can this man unite feuding Liberals?, The Montreal Gazette, December 26, 2007.
  8. ^ Meet Greg Fergus, Liberal.ca.
  9. ^ NDP accuses Liberals of spreading rumour a candidate is dying, CBC News, October 14, 2015.
  10. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Hull—Aylmer, 30 September 2015
  11. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2015-08-15 at the Wayback Machine.

External links

  • Official Website
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