Greg Fergus, a long-time partner of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation’s Transatlantic Dialogue Program, was recently appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development in Canada. In October 2015, he was elected as a Member of Parliament for Hull-Aylmer in Quebec. His campaign focused on economic prosperity and growth, basic principles of public service, and public transportation within Hull-Aylmer.
Greg has lived in the Ottawa-Outaouis region since 1988 and has a longstanding history of being involved with liberal politics in Canada – he has served in multiple Ministerial offices (Human Resources Development and International Trade). He also spent time as the National Director for the Liberal Party of Canada, using what many describe as his positive attitude to focus on modern, innovative changes that helped bring the party to the success it sees today. Additionally, Greg was President of the Young Liberals of Canada, during which time he worked with FNF. He has long taken the approach of working with young, liberally minded Canadians to strengthen his party and the country. In 2009, he participated in FNF’s trip to observe the German elections and learn more about campaigning in Germany.
As an active member of his community, Greg has managed a housing co-op with his wife, been vice president of a neighborhood association, and an active participant in local sports teams and school committees to help create a vibrant and inclusive region for his constituents. Greg is also an avid runner in his spare time, and he runs a minimum of 8 kilometers (approx. 5 miles) every day.