Mark was re-elected in 2011 to the 41st Canadian Parliament for his fourth term as the Member of Parliament for Langley with the highest number of Federal votes in BC.
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 difficult 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 is also very busy with important bilateral relationships. He is Vice-Chair of the Canada-Philippines Parliamentary Group, the Treasurer of the Canada-Ukraine and Canada-Taiwan Parliamentary Groups, Director for the Canada-Korea and Canada-Israel Parliamentary Groups, and a Member of the Canada-Europe, Canada-Mexico, and Canada-Hong Kong Parliamentary Groups.
Mark was with Canadian Prime Minister Harper on an official State visit to Ukraine in 2010. Mark also led a Canadian Parliamentarian delegation to Taiwan in 2011.
Mark is a long time Langley, BC resident where he and his beautiful wife Diane raised their 5 children. They now have 10 grandchildren.