Robert Oliphant was elected to the House of Commons on October 19, 2015, representing the riding of Don Valley West. He previously served in that position from 2008 until 2011.
He is currently Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, and was Co-Chair of the House of Commons and Senate Special Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying.
During his first term in office he served as Official Opposition Critic for Veterans Affairs and for Multiculturalism. He was a member of the Standing Committees on Veterans Affairs, Citizenship and Immigration, as well as Public Safety and National Security.
Most recently, Rob was the President and CEO of the Asthma Society of Canada, a national health charity with educational, advocacy and support programs for 3 million Canadian children and adults with asthma and related allergies.
Rob received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto and worked in industry as a Systems Accountant. An Ordained Minister in the United Church of Canada, he has a Masters of Divinity from the Vancouver School of Theology, at the University of British Columbia and served congregations in Newfoundland, Quebec, Yukon and Toronto. He earned a Doctorate from the Chicago Theological Seminary at the University of Chicago in 2008.
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