Paul Szabo was first elected to the House of Commons in 1993 and re-elected in 1997 and 2000.
He is currently Chair of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates and Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on the Environment and Sustainable Development.
He was Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services from September 2000 to January 2003 and he has served as a member of the Standing Committee on Health, the Standing Committee on Transport and the Standing Committee on Finance. For four years, he was Chair of the Canada-Taiwan Parliamentary Friendship Group – the largest association of members of Parliament and senators.
He has introduced more than 40 private members bills and motions emphasizing children's health and taxation. One of his initiatives successfully amended the Criminal Code to provide stiffer sentences for those convicted of spousal or child abuse.
Prior to his election to the House of Commons, he built a distinguished, twenty-year record in business, most notably as Senior Auditor with Price Waterhouse & Company, Director of Finance for TransCanada PipeLines Ltd. and Corporate Treasurer for United Cooperatives of Ontario.
Mr. Szabo's record of community service includes nine years as Director of the Mississauga Hospital, five years as director of the Peel women's shelter, Interim Place, and five years as Director of the Peel Regional Housing Authority.
Mr. Szabo and his wife Linda have three grown children.