Joyce Murray, Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board, was first elected to Parliament in 2008. She served on the standing committees of Trade, Health, Fisheries and Oceans, Environment and Sustainable Development, and most recently, Defence.
Her private members bills and motions included a crude oil tanker traffic ban on British Columbia’s North Coast, and increasing the accountability and transparency of Canada’s security agencies.
Before entering federal politics, Joyce was elected to British Columbia’s Legislative Assembly, where she served as a cabinet minister in the Liberal government from 2001 to 2005. Her political career followed 25 years spent building an international reforestation company she co-founded that has planted over one billion trees. Her interest in environmental sustainablity was expressed in her master’s thesis on global warming, which contributed to her receiving the Simon Fraser University Dean’s Convocation Medal for top MBA graduate of 1992.
Joyce has three adult children and lives in Vancouver Quadra with her husband, Dirk.
Marc Miller was elected as the Member of Parliament for Ville-Marie—Le Sud-Ouest—Île-des-Sœurs in October, 2015, and has served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities since January, 2017.
Marc grew up in Montreal and graduated from McGill University in Common Law and Civil Law. He practiced mergers and acquisitions at Stikeman Elliott, with a focus on international and commercial law, having also worked in both Stockholm and New York City.
Marc has been involved in several charitable and pro bono legal initiatives and served in the Canadian Armed Forces as an infantry section commander. Marc has also authored articles on constitutional and human rights law. Marc holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Political Science from Université de Montréal.
Nick Whalen is the Member of Parliament for the riding of St. John’s East, and a Member of the Subcommitte on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates and the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates.
A successful lawyer and professional engineer, born and raised in St. John’s East, Nick will use his extensive experience to best defend the interests of his riding with steadfast determination.
Nick is involved with numerous community organizations, including serving as the director of the Parkinson Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, and chair of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy Canada – a registered charity supporting wildlife and sustainable development in Africa, primarily at the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya. He also serves as pro bono counsel to the Gospel Folk Seniors Choir, and coaches minor soccer with Feildians Athletic Association. Nick is a partner and patent agent at the law firm McInnes Cooper, where he practices corporate commercial law, energy law, and intellectual property law. He was recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada – an annual publication ranking individual lawyers and firms across multiple areas of expertise – for his practices in Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law.
Nick has an LLB from McGill University, and earned both his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Engineering from Queen’s University. He currently lives in St. John’s with his wife and their two children.
Pat Finnigan is the Member of Parliament for the riding of Miramichi-Grand Lake, and a Chairs the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food and the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food. Patrice is also a Member of another of additional committees.
The son of a farmer, Pat (Patrice) Finnigan grew up in Rogersville. During the late 1970s he and his wife, Lise, started their company, best known as “Mr. Tomato”. This prosperous family farming business regularly gives back to the community through their involvement in local events and fundraising for charitable organizations. Patrice is also one of the founding members of the La Récolte de Chez Nous co-operative – a network in which cultivators can exchange products and promote their industry.
Patrice is very involved in his community. Among other activities, he was the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Association of Community Business Development Corporations (CBDC) and President of the Kent CBDC and the Régie de la Santé de Miramichi. He was also president of the Miramichi Community Action Committee, and a member of the Ministry of Agriculture’s round table. He has received recognition on numerous occasions for his community involvement. In 2008, he received the Award of Excellence from the Province of New Brunswick for his community leadership and the Kent County Citizen of the Year Award, and in 2011, the New Brunswick Institute of Agrologists awarded him the Louis Hébert Award.
Patrice holds a technical diploma in phytology from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College.
Terry Duguid is the Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South and also serves as the Parliamentary Secretary for Status of Women. He is a community leader who is proud of his involvement with a number of local cultural organizations, and of his advocacy on environmental and public health issues.
He has served as president of Sustainable Developments International and as Chairman of the Manitoba Clean Environment Commission. Terry has also served as a board member for Concordia Hospital and was the founding president of the International Centre for Infectious Diseases, a non-profit organization established to support and enhance the mandate of the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Terry was a member of Winnipeg’s City Council from 1989 to 1995. As a city councillor, he negotiated the city’s first infrastructure program, and pioneered Winnipeg’s blue box recycling program as well as the city’s first-ever water conservation program.