About Dan McTeague
The Honourable Dan McTeague P.C., had a distinguished eighteen-year career as a Member of Canada’s Parliament from 1993 to 2011. It was during this time that he devoted his career to addressing matters of considerable importance to Canadians including, energy, food, prescription drug and telecom costs. In addition he is noted for his work on Veteran’s care, Canada’s first initiatives towards the creation of a National Organ Registry, and success in aiding enforcement agencies with greater financial and legislative resources to tackle child exploitation, motorists fleeing police and lawful access. For his efforts in advocacy for Canadians in distress abroad he sworn into the Privy Council of Canada in 2003. McTeague passed more private member’s bills than any of his contemporaries.
A long time consumer advocate, Dan McTeague served on numerous Parliamentary Committees where he was able to spearhead studies on important issues such as Canadian debit and credit fees, telecommunications and copyright and energy pricing – chairing the 1997 Liberal Committee on Gasoline Pricing. His bill aimed at addressing access to higher education, passed in the House of Commons in 2008, would have made RESP contributions fully tax deductible. Dan McTeague has aggressively pursued issues of importance to the pocket book of middle class Canadians for over twenty years. Indeed he was voted hardest working MP by his peers according to the Hill Times. McTeague was also the recipient of the Friend of Small Business award presented by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). In September 2014, he received the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario’s Community Volunteer Award.
Well known as Canada’s “Gas Crusader” or “Gas Guru”, Dan McTeague founded TomorrowsGasPriceToday.com in 2007 . The site was created to help save Canadian consumers at the pump (by highlighting the price change a day in advance) but, most importantly, to prove to policy makers and Canadians alike the lack of competition in Canada’s energy sector. With its success, McTeague was delighted to bring his work and experience to the GASBUDDY.COM team; an established and true leader in helping consumers get the best deal in gas prices, no matter where they are throughout North America.
Dan serves as Board Member of Wounded Warriors Canada.