Chris Bittle was first elected as the Member of Parliament for St. Catharines in 2015.
Born and raised in the Niagara region, Mr. Bittle is passionate about social issues that have an impact on residents in St. Catharines, and works hard to address systemic barriers to prosperity, including the need for more affordable housing, public transit, and mental health and addiction services.
Before entering politics, Mr. Bittle served as Chair of Quest Community Health Centre and worked as a lawyer at Lancaster Brooks & Welch LLP. Mr. Bittle also worked as an instructor at Niagara College and a Seminar Leader at Brock University. Passionate about volunteering in his community, Mr. Bittle was also a regular volunteer with the Courts in the Classroom program.
In the 42nd Parliament, Mr. Bittle served as Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons.
He holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from Queen's University in Kingston and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Windsor.
Mr. Bittle lives in St. Catharines with his wife Charlene and their two young children Ethan and Hannah.