First elected in the riding of Nepean-Carleton in 2004, Pierre Poilievre was re-elected in the new riding of Carleton in 2015. He is the Official Opposition Critic for Treasury Board and the National Capital Commission.
He has previously served as the Minister of Employment and Social Development and the Minister of State for Democratic Reform. As Minister of State for Democratic Reform Poilievre introduced the controversial Fair Elections Act in 2014.
Before being promoted to cabinet, Poilievre served as Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board. In that role he helped re-draft Canada’s whistle-blower protection laws and worked with the Minister, John Baird, to pass the Federal Accountability Act.
He also served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and to the Prime Minister.
Poilievre has worked to secure infrastructure funding for his riding, including acting as an advocate for the construction of the Strandherd-Armstrong bridge.
He has been active in charity work around the riding. To celebrate his 30th birthday Poilievre co-hosted an event with Ottawa Police Chief (now Senator) Vern White to raise money for Harvest House Ministries and Project S.T.E.P, two charities that work to treat substance abuse.
Poilievre has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Calgary where he studied international relations. Before running for office Poilievre worked for Canadian Alliance MPs Stockwell Day and Jason Kenney. He also worked doing public relations and communications for Magna International.
As a student, Poilievre wrote an essay for the As Prime Minister Awards Program that was published in the book @Stake by Magna International. In the essay he argued that Members of Parliament should have a two-term limit.