On October 5th, our club was pleased to have Mr. John McCallum as our guest speaker.

Mr. McCallum led a discussion of various topics including the Ontario election, Canada's role in Afghanistan, the U.S. in Iraq and the current state of the U.S. & Canadian economies.

He currently serves as the Liberal Finance Critic for the Official Opposition and sits on the Standing Committee on Finance .

Mr. McCallum was elected to the House of Commons in November 2000. He was appointed Minister of Veterans Affairs in 2003. Previously, he served as Minister of National Defence from May 2002 to December 2003, and Secretary of State (International Financial Institutions) from January to May 2002. Prior to his appointment to Cabinet, he served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance. As well, he served as Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration and as a member of the Standing Committee on Finance.