Archive for April, 2009

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Colin Carrie

April 30, 2009

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Mr. Colin Carrie is a Conservative Member of Parliament representing the riding of Oshawa, Ontario since first being elected in 2004.

He is currently the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health, and before that the Secretary of the Minister of Industry.  The son of a career Naval officer, Colin grew up in several cities across Canada, settling in Oshawa when he was 15.  He obtained a kinesiology degree from the University of Waterloo and a Doctor of Chiropractic at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.  He went on to co-own and operate the Lakeridge Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic in Oshawa.   Colin and his wife Elizabeth have three children.

Please pray for Colin and for his family.  Pray that the Lord would strengthen his marriage and keep his family safe and strong.   For his federal duties, please pray that he continues to grow in wisdom and understanding as a Parliamentary Secretary.  Pray that he represents his area of Oshawa and the unique challenges of that riding concerning the automotive industry well.

To learn more about him, why not check out his personal website here.

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Serge Cardin

April 29, 2009

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Mr. Serge Cardin is a member of the Bloc Quebecois and has been a Member of Parliament since 1998.  He represents the riding of Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Mr. Cardin has a degree in business and is a Chartered Accountant.  He is currently the spokesman for the Bloc in the field of International Trade and before that, for Natural Resources.  Mr. Cardin is 58 years old and has been in federal politics for over 10 years.

Please pray for continued wisdom & strength as he serves as a member of the Bloc Quebecois.  Also pray that he would represent the people of his riding with fairness & equality.

You can learn more about Serge Cardin on his official website.

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Lawrence Cannon

April 28, 2009

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The Honorable Lawrence Cannon is a Member of Parliament for the Conservatives and represents the riding of Pontiac in Quebec which includes a portion of the province just across the river from Ottawa in the Gatineau region.

Mr. Cannon was first elected into office in 2006 and has served as a cabinet minister twice.  The first was in the role of the Minister of Transport, and the second role which he currently occupies is the Minister of Foreign Affairs.  Mr. Cannon has always been seated next to the Prime Minister in the House of Commons since his election.

Mr. Cannon had active roles in municipal and provincial politics before running for federal leadership.  Now, as the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade he is involved in making important decisions that affect the nation.  As stated on his website,  The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) is a point of convergence for some of the most important issues presently facing Canada and the world.  The functions of the Minister extend to and include all matters over which Parliament has jurisdiction, not by law assigned to any other department, board or agency of the Government of Canada, relating to the conduct of the external affairs of Canada, including international trade and commerce and international development.

All of this to say that Mr. Cannon needs wisdom.  Please pray for him as this position would be considered the second most important position in the nation behind the Prime Minister, and they work closely together.  Mr. Cannon lives in Gatineau with his wife Christine.

To find out more about his life and his important position, please visit his personal website here.

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John Cannis

April 27, 2009

John Cannis is the MP for Scarborough Centre, Ontario.  He is a member of the Liberal Party, and this will be his 6th term in Parliament.

He is currently the Vice-Chair of the International Trade committee.

He has had a long history in Federal politics fulfilling different roles over the past 16 years.  Most notably he has traveled extensively internationally representing Canada at the United Nations, NATO, and numerous Olympic games.  He has also participated in many parliamentary associations, including the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association, Canada-Cuba Parliamentary Friendship Group, and the Canada-Taiwan Parliamentary Friendship group.

He has been married to his wife Mary for 33 years and they have 3 children.

As we pray for John Cannis, let’s pray that he would continue to provide a strong voice for his riding and party.  Let’s pray that his years in politics would be a source of wisdom and strength for those less experienced.  Let’s also pray that God would continue to bless him and his family.

You can learn more about John Cannis on his official website.

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Ron Cannan

April 26, 2009

Ron Cannan is the MP for Kelowna – Lake Country, British Columbia.  He is a member of the Conservative Party, and this will be his second term in Parliament.

He is currently a member of the International Trade committee and a member of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA).

He was involved with Municipal level politics as a City Councillor and also was involved in small business before entering Federal politics.  He is married to his wife Cindy and they have three daughters and one grandson.

In praying for him let’s ask that God would give him divine wisdom in regards to International Trade.  Let’s ask that he would continue to represent the far West of Canada and be a voice for them in the Capital.  Also let’s pray for strength and energy as he travels the long distance between his constituency and family in British Columbia, and his office in Ottawa.

You can learn more about Ron Cannan on his official website.

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Larry Campbell

April 25, 2009

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Senator Larry Campbell, a former mayor of Vancouver was appointed to the Senate as a member of the Liberal Caucus in 2005.  He is a well-known former police officer and Chief Coroner in British Columbia.  He lives with his wife in Point Grey.

Mr. Campbell is a member of the Aboriginal Peoples committee and also the committee for Legal and Constituitional Affairs.  Let us pray that he will continue to be a major influence for good change in our Parliament especially on aboriginal issues.  May the Lord bless him and his wife with great health.

You can learn more about him on his official website.

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Blaine Calkins

April 24, 2009

Blaine Calkins is the MP for Wetaskiwin, Alberta.  He is a member of the Conservative Party, and this will be his second term in Parliament.

He is a member of the Environment and Sustainable Development committee, as well as a member of the Fisheries and Oceans committee.

Before entering politics he had a long career in the outdoors as a: fishing guide in the N.W.T, Provincial and National Park Warden, and fisheries technician.  In 1997 he married his wife Barb and started teaching at Red Deer College.

In the 2006 election he garnered 75% of the vote.  In the 2008 election he received 77% of the vote.

As we pray for him, let’s pray that God would use his past experiences and expertise to benefit the committee’s he’s on.  Let’s also pray that God would bless his family; his wife and three children.  Also let’s pray that he would continue to be a man of strength & courage in Parliament; a man who would stand solidly on his beliefs.

You can learn more about Blaine Calkins on his official website.