In 1985, Dan McTeague graduated from the University of Toronto and became a Special Assistant for the Hon. Alvin Curling, M.P.P., Minister of Housing for the Province of Ontario.
In 1988, he assumed legislative duties for Mr. Derek Lee, M.P. for Scarborough-Rouge River.
From 1990 to 1993, Mr. McTeague returned to Toronto where he was employed as a bilingual Public Relations Specialist with Toyota/Lexus Canada.
After winning the Liberal nomination for the federal riding of Ontario, he was elected as the member of Parliament in the October 25, 1993 general election. In 1997, he was re-elected in the newly redistributed riding of Pickering-Ajax-Uxbridge. On November 27, 2000, he was returned in the general election to the 37th Parliament.
He is presently the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs with Special Emphasis on Canadians Abroad. The Right Honourable Paul Martin appointed him to the Privy Council on December 12, 2003.
Passage of his Private Members’ Bill C-202 made him the first backbench MP to amend the Criminal Code. This bill made it an indictable offence to evade the police by motor vehicle.
Voted hardest working MP by the Hill Times in 2002, Mr. McTeague is also the recipient of the Friend of Small Business award presented by the Canadian Federation of Small Business (CFIB).
He is married to Dr. Daniela Rossi and they have three children, Bradley, Natalie and Patrick.