Seven engineers sit in House of Commons
March 6, 2006
By Canadian Consulting Engineer
The Canadian Council of Professional Engineers has been counting up the number of engineers who are now holding sea...
The Canadian Council of Professional Engineers has been counting up the number of engineers who are now holding seats in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill.
Following the February federal election, there are now seven engineers who are Members of Parliament. This is a dramatic rise from the previous Parliament. CCPE is hoping the elected engineers will use their background to good effect on national issues “such as infrastructure and climate change.”
The seven individuals included three from Quebec, two from B.C. and two from Ontario. There were two Conservative members, three Liberal members, and two Block Quebecois.
Steven Blaney, ing., Quebec, Conservative
Robert Carrier, ing. Quebec, Block Quebecois (re-elected)
Thierry St-Cyr, Ing., Quebec, Block Quebecois.
Raymond Chan, P.Eng., British Columbia, Liberal (re-elected)
Sukh Dhaliwal, P.Eng., British Columbia, Liberal
Omar Alghhabra, P.Eng., Ontario, Liberal
Pierre Lemieux, P.Eng., Ontario, Conservative
Andy Savoy, P.Eng., a longstanding parliamentarian, was not re-elected.
There are also three senators who are professional engineers. These are Joseph Day, P.Eng. of New Brunswick, Mac Harb, P.Eng. of Ontario and Robert Peterson, P.Eng. of Saskatchewan.