Bryan Hayes moved to Sault Ste. Marie with his wife Aida, a Sault native 33 years ago after graduating with honours from the Marketing program at Cambrian college. Bryan and Aida have 2 sons, Kevin and Brandyn both university graduates residing in Ottawa. He spent much of his childhood travelling around communities in Canada and the world as his father served in the Canadian Forces for 36 years. Bryan has been a successful small business owner, Finance Manager for 10 years for Ontario March of Dimes and a senior Financial Analyst at Ontario Lottery and Gaming for 12 years, during which time he also served on city council for 8 years where he initiated and chaired the city’s Finance Committee. He has been an active participant on many boards, including the District Social Services Administration Board, the Sault and Area Hospital Board of Directors and the Economic Development Corporation as well as chairing the 2000 United Way Campaign to name but a few. During this time, he also completed is BA in Accounting from Laurentian University and attained his CGA designation from the Certified General Accountant’s Association. Elected to the House of Commons on May 2nd 2011, Bryan is proud to be Sault Ste. Marie`s federal representative in Ottawa. In this role, Bryan works with the Government House Leader to ensure the conservative election platform promises are delivered. That platform includes initiatives that will get tough on crime, strengthen Canada’s economy, and work for the equality of all Canadians, and in particular, his constituents. Bryan is currently on the House of Commons Standing Committee for Public Accounts as well as the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs. He is also Chair of the National Steel Caucus along with the National Border Caucus.