Dr. Keith Martin has been the Member of Parliament for the Riding of Esquimalt – Juan de Fuca on beautiful Vancouver Island since 1993.
Born in London, England, he grew up in Toronto and graduated from the University of Toronto. An Emergency Room Physician/General Practitioner by training, Dr. Martin has had a varied career. He has worked as a physician in northern B.C., provided care to remote Aboriginal villages, and did two tours of duty at a rural bush hospital on the Mozambique border during that country’s civil war.
He has also worked as a correctional officer and a science researcher. Dr. Martin has visited Africa more than twenty times and has been on diplomatic missions to some of the most difficult area of the world – Sierra Leone, Sudan, and Zimbabwe.
His primary political interests are foreign policy, defence, international development, health care, and democratic reform. He has had more than 100 articles published in Canadian newspapers and journals. He hosted his own nationally syndicated television show, “Beyond Politics”, for five years and was selected by MacLean’s magazine as one of Canada’s Top 100 Leaders of Tomorrow.