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David McGuinty is a Canadian lawyer and politician who has served as the Member of Parliament for Ottawa South since 2004. He currently chairs the N ational Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians, an executive agency allowing legislator oversight of the Canadian intelligence community. A member of the Liberal Party of Canada, he has been elected or reelected seven times, most recently in the 2021 federal elections.
David Joseph McGuinty PC MP was born on February 25, 1960 (age 63 years) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He was raised in a family of twelve. His parents are a politician and professor Dalton McGuinty, Sr. and full-time nurse Elizabeth McGuinty (née Pexton). Being the son of a Francophone mother and an Anglophone father, McGuinty is bilingual.
He earned a Diploma in Agriculture from the Kemptville College of Agriculture, a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature at the University of Ottawa, specialized diplomas in Civil and Comparative Law at Université de Sherbrooke in Quebec, a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Ottawa, and finally a Master of Laws at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
He has long been closely involved in Liberal politics as an environmental lawyer by profession. He was chosen to serve as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Prime Minister’s National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, a government think-tank concerned with sustainable development. He is the brother of former Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty (born 1955) and the son of former Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) Dalton McGuinty Sr. (1926–1990).
David McGuinty served on the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Environment and Sustainable Development while not invited to join Paul Martin’s Cabinet. He also served as chairman of the Liberal Party’s National Capital Region Caucus. On May 30, 2006, interim Liberal leader Bill Graham appointed McGuinty as the Official Opposition critic for Transport.
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McGuinty endorsed the candidacy of Michael Ignatieff in the 2006 Liberal leadership contest. With the election of Stephane Dion as leader of the Liberal Party McGuinty became a critic of the Environment in January 2007. With the appointment of Michael Ignatieff as leader of the party, McGuinty was named Environment and Energy critic when Ignatieff announced his shadow cabinet on January 22, 2009.
In September 2010, McGuinty was promoted to the role of Opposition House Leader. Following the resignation of Michael Ignatieff, Interim leader Bob Rae named McGuinty as the Liberal Party’s Critic for Natural Resources in June 2011, a demotion from his previous position as Opposition House Leader. As the younger brother of former Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, David McGuinty has been rumored to be a potential leadership candidate at some point.
In 2008, following the failed leadership of Stephane Dion and his pending resignation, McGuinty was considered a potential candidate to succeed him but announced in November 2008, that he would not seek the leader and instead endorsed Michael Ignatieff, Dion later appointed him as the critic for International Trade.
In 2011, when Ignatieff led the Liberal Party to their worst result in its history, McGuinty’s name was again mentioned as a possible candidate to succeed Ignatieff. At the Liberal Party’s biennial convention in January 2012, McGuinty announced he was considering a bid for the leadership of the party and that he would make his decision over the coming months. However, on November 15, 2012, McGuinty confirmed he would not be seeking Liberal leadership.
In 2012 David McGuinty was elected to head the Canadian chapter of an international alliance of lawmakers, Globe International, that presses governments to address global environmental and economic challenges. He received all-party support to become the president of Globe Canada on June 12.
David McGuinty was invited in 2012 by the National Democratic Institute to join their Pre-Election Assessment Mission to Ukraine. On November 20, 2012, following a meeting of the Natural Resources Committee, McGuinty stated, among other things, that Conservative MPs were “shilling” for the oil and gas industry, did not belong in the national legislature, and should “go back to Alberta.”
McGuinty apologized saying, “As a member of Parliament for Ottawa South, I would like to unreservedly and unequivocally apologize for comments which I made with respect to parliamentary colleagues from the province of Alberta. My words in no way reflect the views of my party or leader, and I offer my apology to them as well as my colleagues from Alberta. I hold all parliamentarians in high esteem, and I regret my choice of words, as I can understand the offense they have caused.”
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He was accused in early 2014 of being a “part-time” Member of Parliament by the Conservative Riding Association, who were subsequently unable to explain how they calculated McGuinty’s time in the House of Commons, given that the House does not keep attendance records.
David McGuinty is happily married to Brigitte Bélanger, they had their wedding in Ottawa. His wife is a private person and they have children Fiona McGuinty, Stephanie McGuinty, Joseph McGuinty and Eamonn McGuinty. As of February 2023, David McGuinty and his wife Brigitte Bélanger are still married.
David McGuinty net worth
How much is David McGuinty worth? David McGuinty net worth is estimated at around $3 million. His main source of income is from his primary work as a politician. David McGuinty’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $300,000 dollars annually. His remarkable achievements have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the richest and most influential politicians in Canada. He stands at an appealing height of 1.75m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.