Chris Bittle is the Member of Parliament for St. Catharines, Ontario. He is currently sitting as a member of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights as well as the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure. Chris puts his passion for community and the law to use daily in Ottawa as a member of the committee. Most recently, Chris was active in the debate on Medical Assistance in Dying and improving access to the justice system.
Since his election, Chris has been a passionate representative for St. Catharines. He has worked diligently to bring issues such as child poverty in St. Catharines and the Port Dalhousie Piers to the attention of the House of Commons. Chris has hosted town hall meetings on the Piers and our National Defence review in order to ensure that the voices of St. Catharines residents are heard in Ottawa.
Chris is a Vice-Chair of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association as well as an Executive Member of the Canada-Italy Interparliamentary Group.
Prior to his election to Parliament, Chris worked as a lawyer, where he practiced in the area of civil litigation with Lancaster, Brooks and Welch LLP. Chris holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University in Kingston and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Windsor. In addition to his legal practice, Chris also worked at Niagara College as an instructor in the Department of Continuing Education and as a seminar leader at Brock University.
Chris’s community involvement includes his work as Chair of Quest Community Health Centre Board of Directors – a local non-profit organization committed to providing quality primary health care and social services to the residents of the Greater St. Catharines area. Chris was also a regular volunteer with Courts in the Classroom, an initiative developed to educate youth in the community about the justice system.
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