Archive for March, 2010

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Maurice Vellacott

March 31, 2010

Mr. Maurice Vellacott represents Saskatoon—Wanuskewin, in Saskatechewan.  This is his 5th term in the House of Commons and he is a member of the Conservative Caucus.

Maurice grew up in rural Saskatchewan and continues to live on a small farm in his riding.  He has an earned doctorate after years of study in theology and has worked previously as a pastor and in health care.

Mr. Vellacott is a member of the Committee for Human Resouces, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.

Maurice is married to Mary and they have 4 children and 8 grandchildren.

Let’s pray for Mr. Vellacott as he continues to take strong moral stands on Parliament Hill.  May God give him wisdom to speak into every situation and courage to withstand media attacks.  Pray that he will enjoy health and strength to do his work and also minister to his wife and family.

You can learn more about Mr. Vellacott on his personal website.

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Peter Van Loan

March 30, 2010

The Honourable Peter Van Loan is the Member of Parliament for York-Simcoe a fast growing region to the north of Toronto.  This is his third term in Ottawa and he is a member of the Conservative Caucus.

Mr. Van Loan has held numerous cabinet posts in the last few years and is currently the Minister responsible for Intergovernmental Affairs.  He served as a lawyer after graduating from the University of Toronto, having also taught in their Masters Planning program.  Mr. Van Loan is well known as a key organizer in Ontario for the Conservative party having been active at every level and holding many chairmanships over the years.

Let us pray for this very influential politician that he would enjoy healthy relationships amongst his colleagues across Party lines.  Pray that he would maintain his integrity and spur others on to become good public servants in their positions of influence.

You can learn more about Peter Van Loan on his personal website.

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David Van Kesteren

March 29, 2010

Mr. Dave Van Kesteren is the Member of Parliament for Chatham-Kent-Essex in southwestern Ontario.  This is his second term in Ottawa and he sits as a member of the Conservative Caucus.

Mr. Van Kesteren is a member of the Foreign Affairs and International Development Committee as well as the Committee for Industry, Science and Technology.

Before enterering politics, Mr. Van Kesteren owned an autobody shop and then held a Hyundai auto dealership in his riding.  He is very active on numerous inter-parliamentary groups that have allowed him to travel to other countries on matters of trade and friendship.

Dave has been married to Faye for 34 years and they have 8 adult children and many grandchildren.

Let’s pray for Mr. Van Kesteren that he would continue to be an influence for strong morality among his colleagues of all parties.  Pray for him to have wisdom in all his dealings, on his committee work and also in solving problems for his constiuents.  May the Lord grant him great health to enjoy his marriage and family.

You can learn more about David Van Kesteren on his personal website.

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Francis Valeriote

March 28, 2010

Mr. Francis Valeriote is the Member of Parliament for Guelph, a city an hour to the west of Toronto.  He is a member of the Liberal Caucus and this is his first term in the House of Commons.

Francis is trained as a lawyer and served for 18 years on the local Catholic School Board of which he was eventually the Chair.  He is active in many community affairs including Missionary Ventures Canada.

Mr. Valeriote is a member of the Agriculture and Agri-foods Committee.

Francis is married to Catherine and they have two young children, Olivia and Dominic.

Let us pray for Mr. Valeriote that he will continue to be a man of conviction for moral values as he continues to develop his career in politics.  May the Lord provide him with wonderful cross-party relationships that will strengthen him as a husband and father in his role.

You can learn more about Mr. Valeriote on his personal website.

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Tim Uppal

March 27, 2010

Mr. Tim Uppal is the Member of Parliament for Edmonton-Sherwood Park in Alberta.  This is his first term in Parliament and he sits as a member of the Conservative Caucus.

Born in B.C. Mr. Uppal comes from a hard working Canadian family of northern Indian heritage.  He worked previously as a mortgage manager in the TD Bank and then as a Senior Advisor to the Conservative Party.

Mr. Uppal is a member of two committees: the Health Committee, and Canadian Heritage.

He is married to Kira and they have a baby daughter – Kirpa.

Let us pray for Tim Uppal that he will have grace to be a great husband and father in the midst of his busy life in Ottawa.  May the Lord give him great collegial relationships which will be a blessing to his whole family.  Pray that he will have wisdom to represent his constiuents well.

You can learn more about Mr. Uppal on his personal website.

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Merv Tweed

March 26, 2010

Mr. Merv Tweed is the Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris in western Manitoba.  He sits as a part of the Conservative Caucus and this is his third term on The Hill. 

Merv had served in municipal government, then was a representative to the provincial legislature and a cabinet minister at that level.  He is a graduate of the University of Brandon.

Mr. Tweed is the chair of the Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.  This committee has been overseeing the implementation of the economy boosting projects announced to fight the recession.

Let us pray for Mr. Tweed that he will know the wisdom that comes from above in all his dealings with colleagues and constiuents.  Let’s pray that he will be a man of integrity who is able to influence many others to seek to live an upright life as they work on Parliament Hill.

You can learn more about Mr. Merv Tweed on his personal website.

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Justin Trudeau

March 25, 2010

Mr. Justin Trudeau is the Member of Parliament for Papineau, a downtown Montreal riding.  This is his second term on The Hill and his sits as a member of the Liberal Caucus. 

Coming from a prominent political family, Mr. Trudeau chose to run in a challenging inner-city riding in order to represent an urban population.  As the eldest son of the late Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau there is added pressure and expectation on his performance.  He previously worked as a teacher in Vancouver.  Justin is a passionate champion for empowering young Canadians and also for the Environment.

Mr. Trudeau is a member of the Environment and Sustainable Development Committee.

He is married to Sophie Grégoire and they have two young children.

Let’s pray for this young leader who seems to have a great destiny in the years to come within the Liberal Party.  In these formative years of his political career let us pray for key relationships in his life that will have lasting impact.  May he have the wisdom and time to be a great husband and father and a great representative for his constituents.

You can learn more about Justin Trudeau on his very interactive personal website.