Philip and his wife Natasha live on a small farm near Orono, Ontario, where they are currently raising their two children, Margaret and James.
Prior to representing Northumberland–Peterborough South, Philip obtained his Law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and his MBA from the Schulich School of Business. He practiced Tax Law before entering financial services, where he spent 10+ years
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First elected in 2019, Philip is your Member of Parliament from Northumberland–Peterborough South. He is currently serving as the Shadow Minister for Federal Economic Development Agency for Eastern, Central and Southern Ontario, and has previously served as the Shadow Minister for National Revenue.
In February 2020, Philip tabled in Private Members Bill, C-206, An Act to amend the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (qualifying farming fuel). The bill aimed to provide relief to farmers from the crushing costs of the carbon tax. With support from the NDP, Bloc Quebecois and Green Party, Bill C-206 passed through the House of Commons.
Recently, Philip has sponsored bill S-216, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (use of resources of a registered charity). This bill aims to remove red tape from the charitable sector so that local organizations can focus on what they do best, helping people.
In June 2022, Philip tabled his Private Members Bill, C-281, The International Human Rights Act.