Peter Adams was first elected to the House of Commons in 1993 and re-elected for a second and third term in 1997 and 2000 respectively. He is currently the Chair of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.
In July 1997, he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and was re-appointed in July 1998.
He has served as Chair of the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities and is Chair of the Caucus Committee on post-secondary education and research. He has received national awards for his work on issues related to post secondary education and research.
At various times, Mr. Adams has been Chair of Ontario Caucus. He has also been a member of the Resources, Oceans and Environment Caucus, and a member of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development and the Standing Committee on Industry.
He is an associate member of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food and is a strong advocate for rural affairs through his work on Rural Caucus.
In private life, Mr. Adams was a professor and Dean at Trent University. He completed his graduate work at McGill University and has published many scientific papers and books. He is also very active in his community, having been involved in organizations like the United Way.
Mr. Adams and his wife Jill have four children and eight grandchildren.