ROB MOORE

Member of Parliament for Fundy Royal



Rob Moore was first elected to the House of Commons in 2004 and re-elected in 2006, 2008 and 2011.

In July 2013, Rob was appointed Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency). Previously, he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada in February 2006 and Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism) in January 2010.

As Minister of Small Business and Tourism, Rob chaired the Red Tape Reduction Commission which held 15 roundtable meetings in 13 cities. These meetings were part of the extensive consultation process that was held between government officials and business organizations. The process produced suggestions on how best to ease the red tape burden on Canadian businesses, many of which have been acted upon.

Rob also played an integral role in producing the Federal Tourism Strategy which was officially launched in the Fall of 2011. The Federal Tourism Strategy will help the tourism industry improve its competitive position as Canada adapts to the ever-changing global landscape and marks the beginning of a new, more inclusive approach to tourism policy and program development.

Rob has been steadfast in his efforts to strengthen Canada's justice system and during his time as Parliamentary Secretary, he worked to move essential legislation forward like the Tackling Violent Crime Act.

Previously, Rob was Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage. He was also a member of the legislative committee on Bill C-11 (Copyright Modernization Act).

During his time in opposition, Rob served as the Conservative critic for Agriculture and Agri-Food while also participating on the Justice Committee and the Standing Committee on Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. From 2001 to 2003 he was the justice policy advisor in the Office of the Leader of the Opposition.

Rob has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of New Brunswick at Saint John and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of New Brunswick at Fredericton. He was called to the New Brunswick Bar in June 2000.

Rob was born in Gander, Newfoundland in 1974. He and his wife Melinda currently live in Quispamsis with their four children Madeline, Katelyn, Robert and Luke.