A lifelong resident of Niagara Falls, Rob Nicholson was first elected
to the House of Commons in 1984. Rob has served as Parliamentary
Secretary to the Minister of Justice and is a former Minister of Science and Small Businesses.

Rob has also represented Niagara as a Niagara Regional Councillor,
school board trustee, Conservation Authority Director, and Niagara
Escarpment Commissioner.

As your MP, Rob has been front and centre on a number of important issues. He has fought to relieve the congestion at our border crossings, worked to remove the excise tax on Niagara wine sales, and has advocated a responsible alternative to the US plan to make passports mandatory travel documents.

As a Member of the Official Opposition, Rob has been integral to holding this government to account. He has served as Transport Critic and is currently the Chief Opposition Whip.

Rob and his wife Arlene have three children.