Mark Eyking

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The Honourable

Mark Eyking PCMark Eyking_header_cell_0_0_0

Chairman of the Standing Committee on International TradeMark Eyking_header_cell_0_1_0
Preceded byMark Eyking_header_cell_0_2_0 Randy HobackMark Eyking_cell_0_2_1
Succeeded byMark Eyking_header_cell_0_3_0 Judy SgroMark Eyking_cell_0_3_1
Member of the Canadian Parliament

for Sydney—VictoriaMark Eyking_header_cell_0_4_0

Preceded byMark Eyking_header_cell_0_5_0 Peter ManciniMark Eyking_cell_0_5_1
Succeeded byMark Eyking_header_cell_0_6_0 Jaime BattisteMark Eyking_cell_0_6_1
Personal detailsMark Eyking_header_cell_0_7_0
BornMark Eyking_header_cell_0_8_0 (1960-08-30) August 30, 1960 (age 60)

Sydney, Nova ScotiaMark Eyking_cell_0_8_1

Political partyMark Eyking_header_cell_0_9_0 LiberalMark Eyking_cell_0_9_1
Spouse(s)Mark Eyking_header_cell_0_10_0 Pam EykingMark Eyking_cell_0_10_1
ResidenceMark Eyking_header_cell_0_11_0 Millville, Nova ScotiaMark Eyking_cell_0_11_1
ProfessionMark Eyking_header_cell_0_12_0 Businessman, FarmerMark Eyking_cell_0_12_1

Mark Eyking PC (born August 30, 1960) is a Canadian politician who served as the Member of Parliament for the riding of Sydney—Victoria from 2000 to 2019 as a member of the Liberal Party. Mark Eyking_sentence_0

Early life and education Mark Eyking_section_0

Eyking was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Mark Eyking_sentence_1

His parents, born in Beverwijk (father) and Moergestel (mother), emigrated from the Netherlands to Canada in 1952. Mark Eyking_sentence_2

Not being able to travel to their city of preference Vancouver due to a lack of funds, they chose to start a business in olericulture in Sydney, where Eyking was born eight years later. Mark Eyking_sentence_3

Eyking was educated at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, where he obtained his Agriculture Business Diploma. Mark Eyking_sentence_4

Now a resident of Millville, Nova Scotia, Eyking is a farmer by career. Mark Eyking_sentence_5

Political career Mark Eyking_section_1

On October 29, 2000, Eyking won the Liberal nomination in the Sydney—Victoria riding for the 2000 federal election. Mark Eyking_sentence_6

On November 27, 2000, he defeated New Democrat incumbent Peter Mancini by over 5,000 votes to win a seat in the House of Commons. Mark Eyking_sentence_7

Eyking was re-elected in the 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011, and 2015 federal elections. Mark Eyking_sentence_8

In Paul Martin's government, he served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food with special emphasis on Agri-Food (2003–2004) and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade with special emphasis on Emerging Markets (2004–2006). Mark Eyking_sentence_9

He served as the chair of the Standing Committee on International Trade during the 42nd Canadian Parliament. Mark Eyking_sentence_10

Eyking announced on February 13, 2019 that he wouldn't run for re-election in 2019. Mark Eyking_sentence_11

Personal life Mark Eyking_section_2

His wife Pam represented the riding of Victoria-The Lakes as a Liberal MLA in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 2013 to 2017. Mark Eyking_sentence_12

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