February 29, 2024, 11h15-12h30

“Politics, Faith and Human Rights” with MP Garnett Genuis

Member of Parliament Garnett Genuis has served in roles involving foreign affairs and human rights since he was elected in 2015. His advocacy is motivated by the lessons of his grandmother, a Holocaust survivor. MP Genuis will speak about his current work in Parliament, sharing how his family and faith have influenced his work.

Mr. Garnett Genuis, M.P.

Mr. Garnett Genuis

Member of Parliament for Sherwood Park – Fort Saskatchewan

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

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 previously served as Vice-Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee and as a member of the Public Accounts 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, 
  • 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 biweekly 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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