Minister of the Environment

Minister of the Environment

Peter Kent
Thornhill (Ontario)

Peter Kent was first elected to the House of Commons in 2008 and re-elected in 2011. In October 2008, he was appointed Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas) and appointed Minister of the Environment in January 2011.

Prior to his election to the House of Commons, Mr. Kent was a broadcast journalist, having spent more than 40 years working as a writer, reporter, producer, anchor and senior executive in Canada, the United States and around the world. Internationally, he covered stories that shaped the 20th century, including momentous events such as the Yom Kippur War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the end of the Cold War.

Mr. Kent has a long record of community service. He was a member of the board of ParticipACTION, the Ontario Cabinet of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Honest Reporting Canada, and The Accessible Channel. Mr. Kent has also served as a mentor with the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council and remains an active supporter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Toronto Conservatory of Music, the Canadian Opera Company, Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

Mr. Kent is married to Cilla and they have a daughter.


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