Larry Miller is currently serving his fourth term in office as the MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound. After being elected in June of 2004, he spent his first term working on issues important to the riding, including health care, seniors, agriculture and Great Lakes water levels.
He sat as a Government Representative on the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food from 2004 to 2008 as well as the Standing Committee on International Trade from 2006 to 2008. He was also the founding chair of the National Rural/Agriculture Caucus. He is an active member of the Outdoors Caucus that works on issues that matter to hunters, fishers and those that just like to appreciate nature. Since his re-election on May 2nd, 2011, he has been elected Chair of the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities. This committee has a mandate to study any aspect of the management and operations of Transport Canada and
Infrastructure Canada, as well as any legislation, programs or policy areas
administered by the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.
During his time as a Member of Parliament he has presented many petitions on behalf of his constituents, and seconded two very important Private Members' Bills. In the 39th session of Parliament, he sponsored Bill S-215: An Act to Protect Heritage Lighthouses, which received Royal Assent on May 29th, 2008. Mr. Miller has also succesfully passed a Private Member's Bill, Bill C-383: The Transboundary Waters Protection Act, through the House of Commons and is awaiting the completion of debate in the Senate.
Prior to entering federal politics, Mr. Miller ran a beef farming operation and spent 13 years in municipal politics representing the people of Georgian Bluffs and Grey County as a Municipal Councillor, Reeve, Mayor as well as Warden of Grey County. He chaired the Highways Committee and the Finance and Personnel Committee.
Mr. Millerís other community contributions include serving on the Niagara Escarpment Commission and helping organize the Twin County Feeder Finance Co-operative. He was also very active in the sports community as he coached minor and senior fastball teams for 15 years.
Larry and his wife, Darlene, have three grown children, two grandchildren and still reside near the town of Wiarton, Ontario.