Marc Serré is the Member of Parliament for Nickel belt and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Rural Economic Development, the Honorable Bernadette Jordan.
Marc was born and raised in Nickel Belt and comes from a long line of community volunteers and politicians whom were dedicated to facilitating change and growth in their community. His father, former MP for Nickel Belt Gaetan Serré started a legacy of public service and inspired his three younger brothers and his son to follow in his footsteps.
His family history in politics stretches even further. His uncle Ben Serré served as an MP and his uncles André and Ubald Serré were municipal councillors for Rayside-Balfour and West Nipissing respectively. His mother Jeannine Serré is also highly involved through strong volunteer work. In 1997, she was also recognized as the Woman of the year in West Nipissing for her outstanding contributions to the community.
Marc is a passionate and engaged MP who was previously involved in several committees including the Standing Committee on the Status of Women and the Standing Committee on Natural Resources. Marc was chosen as Chair of the National Rural Caucus by his peers in April 2017 and held the position until his appointment as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Rural Economic Development. He also co-chaired the All-Party ALS. Marc is a past chair and current member of the Northern Ontario Liberal Caucus, and of the Liberal Senior’s Caucus, and he is currently co-chair of the Indigenous caucus.
Marc also finds time to be an active member of the Canada-United States Parliamentary Group and has participated in conferences in New York, Washington, Calgary and Boston.
Marc successfully introduced, motion M-106 in the House of Commons on December 6, 2016, which called on the federal government to develop Canada’s first National Senior Strategy seeking to improve the quality of life for all seniors across Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau created the new Ministry for Seniors in September 2017.
Prior to his debut in politics Marc studied at Laurentian University and graduated with an Honours Bachelor in Commerce with a specialization in Human Resources and Marketing. He went on to become an award-wining telecom technologies researcher and developer whose presentation took him to Toronto, Montreal, Washington and Los Angeles. He is the proud recipient of the Canadian CANARIE IWAY Award in recognition of his innovative and outstanding achievements in Internet adaptive technology.
Driven by a desire to invest in future generations, Marc also served as a school board trustee. He was also a Municipal Counsellor in West Nipissing and a Hospital board member. He is a proud recipient of the Ontario Community Action Award for his work in both the non-profit and disability sectors.
Marc’s personal achievements include the completion of marathons and triathlons. He is an avid fisherman and enjoys the many outdoor activities Nickel Belt has to offer with his wife Lynn Loiselle-Serré and 5 children. Marc is a proud citizen of the Algonquin First Nation in Mattawa/North Bay.
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