John Maloney was first elected to the House of Commons in October 1993 as the Member of Parliament for Erie. In June 1997, he was re-elected as the first member of Parliament for the newly-formed riding of Erie—Lincoln. In November 2000, Mr. Maloney was re-elected for his third term.
He is a member of the Standing Committees on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. He is also a member of the Canada-US Inter-Parliamentary Group.
In September 1999, Mr. Maloney was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada for a two-year term.
Mr. Maloney’s priority concerns are focused on justice, agriculture, Canada-US relations, transport (marine policy), national defence, the steel industry and the environment.
Prior to being elected, he practised law for 21 years – firstly in Toronto and then in the City of Port Colborne. He also served as President of the Welland County Law Association.
Mr. Maloney’s extensive community involvement led to him being named Citizen of the Year for the City of Port Colborne in 1981. He also received a Canada Commemorative 125 medal in 1992 and the Queen's Jubilee Medal in 2002.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Diploma in Criminology from the University of Toronto, and a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School.
Mr. Maloney and his wife Sherrie have five children and one son-in-law and live in Port Colborne.