mp-garnett-picture.jpgMeet Garnett

Garnett Genuis is the Member of Parliament for Sherwood Park-Fort Saskatchewan. First elected to Parliament in 2015, MP Genuis is a long-time resident of Strathcona County, where he currently resides with his wife Rebecca, a family doctor, and their five children.  

During his time as a parliamentarian, Genuis has developed a reputation for being outspoken and principled. He has served in various roles in the Conservative Shadow Cabinet since 2019 and is currently the Shadow Minister for International Development. Genuis is currently a member of the Government Operations Committee and has recently served as a Vice-Chair of both the Foreign Affairs Committee and its Subcommittee on International Human Rights. 

Genuis has been active on many high-profile domestic and international human rights issues. His interest in human rights was shaped by the experience of his grandmother, a Holocaust survivor. Genuis is also a passionate advocate for free speech, for increased efforts to combat violence against women, and for Canadian energy. He is the sponsor of Bill C-257, a bill to add “political belief and activity” to the Canadian Human Rights Act as prohibited grounds of discrimination, Bill C-350, a bill combatting torture and terrorism, and Motion 57, a motion to promote bystander awareness and intervention training to combat violence. 

Genuis holds degrees from Carleton University and the London School of Economics. He runs a bi-weekly podcast called Resuming Debate and spends any spare time reading history books and playing strategy games with his children. The family also includes a Newfoundlander dog named Grace.