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Honourable Michael Chong

Member of Parliament and Former Cabinet Member


Michael Chong was first elected to Parliament in 2004 and represents the riding of Wellington-Halton Hills. As cabinet minister, he served as President of the Queen’s Privy Council, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister for Sport.

In 2015, he was successful in getting his Private Member’s Bill, the Reform Act, passed. The Reform Act is a Bill that aims to rebalance the power between party leaders and MPs.

Prior to his election, Chong acted as Chief Information Officer for the National Hockey League Players’ Association and as a senior technology consultant to the Greater Toronto Airports Authority for the redevelopment of Pearson International Airport. He has also held information technology positions at Barclay’s Bank and Research Capital Corporation. Mr. Chong co-founded the Dominion Institute, now known as Historica Canada, an organization committed to raising Canadians’ awareness of history and civics and currently sits on its Board of Governors.

Chong attended the University of Toronto. Born in 1971, He grew up just outside of Fergus in Wellington County, Ontario, where he still lives with his family. Mr. Chong is married to Carrie Davidson and they have three sons, William, Alistair and Cameron.

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