Paul Macklin was first elected as Member of Parliament for Northumberland on November 27, 2000. Having received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario, he then went on to the University of Windsor where he was granted a law degree.
After his call to the bar, Mr. Macklin joined the Toronto law firm of Davies, Ward & Beck. In 1974, he and his wife Joan returned to their places of birth, Northumberland, where he eventually became a partner in the law firm of Stewart, Mitchell & Macklin.
Since his election in 2000, Mr. Macklin has been a very active and engaged representative of the people for the Northumberland—Quinte West region. During his mandate, he has engaged citizens through several community task forces.
In Ottawa, Mr. Macklin has been active in a number of capacities. Immediately after his election, he was unanimously elected as the chair of the Eastern Ontario Liberal Caucus, a position he still holds today.
In addition, he has served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Vice-Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on the Scrutiny of Regulations, member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, and member of the National Liberal Rural Caucus.
In addition, Mr. Macklin served as a member of the Prime Ministers Caucus Task Force on Future Opportunities in Farming.