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Terry Beech is the MP for the new riding of Burnaby North-Seymour, and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard. He is an accomplished small business owner, educator, and community advocate who has built his reputation by acting on his strong commitment to innovation, fiscal leadership, and integrity.
Raised in a working class family, Terry grew up believing that dedication and hard work would let him achieve any goal he set because he lived in a country that valued hard work and fairness.
Putting those beliefs into action, Terry was only 18 when he was elected as a city councillor in Nanaimo, BC. After a successful 3-year term, he left public office to further his education, putting himself through the business programs at Capilano University and Simon Fraser University. A few years later, Terry earned his MBA from Oxford University.
With a focus on innovation, Terry has built successful companies, including HiretheWorld, which he co-founded in 2009. He has also served as an adjunct professor at both Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia. Recognizing his outstanding abilities, he was chosen as one of BC’s “Top 40 Under 40” by Business in Vancouver and by Maclean’s magazine as one of Canada’s Top 10 leaders under 30.
Recalling his own path, Terry is committed to giving back to his community. In 2006, he co-founded Twinbro Local Leaders, a charitable organization that has helped more than 35,000 young people gain post-secondary education by guiding them to scholarships and financial aid. Terry is also a former Director of Lift Philanthropy Partners.
Terry and his wife, Ravi, currently make their home in Burnaby North. With an MBA from Duke University, Ravi contributes to the success of a manufacturing business her family built from the ground-up, and in her spare time publishes a website dedicated to healthy-living.
As a newly-elected MP, Terry wants to work to ensure that all Canadians have the opportunity to strive for, and achieve their dreams. He is passionate about the changes that must be made if our country is to increase its competitiveness, grow a greener economy, and provide sustainable opportunities for future generations.