Most recently, Mark served Canada as the Member of Parliament for the federal riding of York Centre. During his tenure in Parliament, Mark was an active member of the Finance Committee, Transport Committee and Committee on Government Operations.
As a government member of these committees, Mark had the responsibility of vetting and studying all legislation that came before the committee. On Finance Committee, he worked closely with the Minister of Finance on fiscal and budgetary matters taking a very active role in proposing a number of recommendations that subsequently appeared in the federal government budget documents.
Before entering elected politics, Mark was the founder of the Economic Club of Canada. Based on a business plan that emphasized speed, agility and the finest quality, the Economic Club earned the reputation as Canada’s podium of record surpassing other organizations that existed for close to one hundred years. Although the Economic Club continues to thrive to this very day, Mark has no current affiliation with the organization.
Before starting the Economic Club, Mark served as the Director of Corporate Programmes at the Canadian Institute of International Affairs where he organized briefing missions for business leaders to countries in Europe, Asia, Mexico and the United States. Prior to that, Mark was a trade policy representative for the Government of Ontario in Boston, MA.
Mark attended the University of Toronto where he studied history and the Graduate School of Public Administration at Carleton University. Mark lives with his wife, Alison and their two children in Toronto.