Mark was re-elected on October 19, 2015 to the 42nd Canadian Parliament for his fifth term as Member of Parliament for the new riding of Langley—Aldergrove. He was appointed as the Official Opposition Critic for Seniors and is responsible for bringing forward seniors’ issues at the Shadow Cabinet table and in Parliament. Mark is the longest serving Conservative MP from British Columbia in this Parliament.
Mark has the honourable distinction of being the Parliamentary Secretary to four different Ministers of the Environment, from 2006 to 2011, helping guide Canada through five important years of minority Government.
In 2011, Mark was appointed to the position of Chair of the Standing Committee of Environment and Sustainable Development for Canada, overseeing Canada’s Environmental Committee work, studies and legislative reviews. He continues to be consulted on environmental issues.
In 2013, Mark was appointed to serve on the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology. He continues to build Canada’s bilateral relationships through his work as Vice-Chair of the Canada-Philippines Parliamentary Group, Treasurer of the Canada-Ukraine and Canada-Taiwan Parliamentary Groups, Director for the Canada-Korea and Canada-Israel Parliamentary Groups, and as a Member of the Canada-Europe, Canada-Mexico, and Canada-Hong Kong Parliamentary Groups.
Mark was with Prime Minister Harper on an official State visit to Ukraine in 2010. He also led a Canadian Parliamentarian delegation to Taiwan in 2011. In 2014, he was on a trade delegation to Ukraine, and served as an election observer during the October 2014 Parliamentary elections in Ukraine.
Mark is a long-time resident of Langley BC, where he and his beautiful wife Diane raised their 5 children. They now have 10 grandchildren.