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Brassard Family (left to right): Jeff, Courtney, Matt, Mitch, John, Liane


John Brassard is the first Member of Parliament of the new Electoral District of Barrie-Innisfil, serving as the Deputy Opposition Whip in Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition.  After a nine-year career on Barrie City Council, John was elected to Parliament in October 2015.

For over thirty years, John served as a firefighter.   During that time, he developed a great deal of experience in labour relations through his service as an Executive Member of the Markham Professional Firefighter’s Association, including a three-year term as its President.

John also has a background in business as a co-owner of a sports apparel marketing company; a venture he founded with his father.

John has been married to Liane for 30 years.  They have four children—Jeff, Courtney, Matt, and Mitch.

During his time on Barrie City Council, John was well-known for his incredible constituency work and community involvement.   He also served as Chair on several committees, including Community Services, Economic Development, Infrastructure, Development Services, and Transit.

Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose appointed the newly elected Brassard as the critic for Urban Affairs in November of 2015. Less than a year later in October of 2016, John was promoted to the Conservative Shadow Cabinet as the Opposition Critic for Veterans Affairs.

John was honoured to serve Canada’s Veterans.  In that time, he built a great deal of trust and was honest with Veterans and their families.

On August 30, 2017, M.P. Brassard joined the Leadership Team of the Conservative Party of Canada when he was appointed by Leader Andrew Scheer to serve as Deputy Opposition Whip.

John works tirelessly for the people he represents in Barrie and Innisfil.  He is a strong voice for Barrie-Innisfil in Ottawa.

  • POLICY ANNOUNCEMENT In addition to launching a judicial inquiry into
    POLICY ANNOUNCEMENT: In addition to launching a judicial inquiry into the SNC Lavalin Scandal, Canada’s Conservatives will introduce legislation to attach stiff penalties for violating ethics laws and strengthen the powers of parliamentary watchdogs during its first 100 days. The penalties will be proportional to the severity of the violation and the seniority of the offender and they will carry a maximum fine of $20,000. This includes the sections of the Act that deal with conflict of interest, preferential treatment, insider information, influence, accepting gifts and other violations.  #Barrie   #innisfil   #cdnpoli   #onpoli   #canada   #ontario   #elxn43   #snclavalin   #ethics 
  • Who needs a stair climber when you have the real
    Who needs a stair climber when you have the real thing and there were a lot of them today? Placing signs in the dark is an appropriate way to end a day if canvassing.  #Barrie   #innisfil   #cdnpoli   #onpoli   #canada   #ontario   #elxn43   #canvass   #doorknocking   #vote 
  • A long day of canvassing that started in South Barrie
    A long day of canvassing that started in South  #Barrie  this afternoon and ended in Alcona this evening.  #Innisfil   #cdnpoli   #onpoli   #canada   #ontario   #elxn43 
  • Lots happening both in and out of our Barrie Innisfil
    Lots happening both in and out of our  #Barrie   #Innisfil  Campaign Office on  #Thanksgiving  Monday.  #cdnpoli   #onpoli   #election   #elxn43   #vote 
  • A reminder that today is the final day for the
    A reminder that today is the final day for the Advance Polls for the upcoming Federal Election.  #Barrie   #innisfil   #cdnpoli   #onpoli   #elxn43   #canada   #ontario   #vote 
  • A reminder that the advance polls for the Federal election
    A reminder that the advance polls for the Federal election are open today and tomorrow. Check your voter registration card to see where you can vote.  #Barrie   #Innisfil   #cdnpoli   #onpoli   #elxn43   #vote 
  • From my family to yours Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you
    From my family to yours, Happy  #Thanksgiving ! I hope you enjoy some rest and relaxation. A reminder as well that the  #Barrie   #Innisfil  Constituency Office will be closed on Monday but will re-open October 15th at 9 a.m.  #Barrie   #Innisfil   #cdnpoli   #onpoli   #happythanksgivng   #turkey   #weekend 
  • A reminder that the Advance Polls are open this Thanksgiving
    A reminder that the Advance Polls are open this Thanksgiving Weekend. I’m voting today, are you?  #Barrie   #Innisfil   #cdnpoli   #onpoli   #canada   #ontario   #vote   #elxn43 
  • A reminder that as your family gathers on this Thanksgiving
    A reminder that as your family gathers on this Thanksgiving Weekend, advance polls are open starting tomorrow and all long week-end. Make sure you get out and vote and while you’re there, thank the Elections Canada staff who are taking time from their family to assist you in exercising your democratic right!  #Barrie   #innisfil   #onpoli   #cdnpoli   #canada   #ontario   #elxn43   #vote   #advanced   #polls   #thanksgiving   #weekend 
  • POLICY ANNOUNCEMENT A FAIR COMPASSIONATE AND ORDERLY IMMIGRATION SYSTEM Canadas
    POLICY ANNOUNCEMENT: A FAIR, COMPASSIONATE, AND ORDERLY IMMIGRATION SYSTEM: Canada’s  @cpc_hq  have a plan to restore fairness and compassion to our immigration system and to restore order at our borders. We will restore fairness and support the family reunification program, particularly in cases involving parents and grandparents. We will close the loophole in the Safe Third Country Agreement. We will continue to support settlement services. We know that effective funding allocation is critical in ensuring that immigrants in all regions have fair access to services such as language training, credential recognition, as well as specific services for vulnerable newcomers such