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 a Vice-Chair of the Subcommittee on International Human Rights and a member of the Government Operations Committee. He has previously served as a Vice-Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Special Committee on Canada-China Relations, and as a member of the Public Accounts Committee and the Immigration Committee.
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.
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