Archive for June, 2010

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Robert Carrier

June 30, 2010

Robert Carrier is a Member of the Bloc Quebecois representing the Alfred-Pellan riding in the Laval area near Montreal.   He as been a Member of Parliament for almost 6 years, being first elected in 2004.

Mr. Carrier sits as a member of the Finance Committee and has had a life career as an engineer.

Let’s pray for God’s blessing on his life and his work in our Parliament.  May he be granted the wisdom that comes from above to make a positive contribution to the whole nation.

You can lean more about Robert Carrier on his official website.

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Colin Carrie

June 29, 2010

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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Claude Carignan

June 28, 2010

The Honourable Claude Carignan was appointed in September of 2009 to represent the region of Milles Isles in Quebec.  He sits as a member of the Conservative Caucus.   Trained in law, and having taught at the University level, he has been the mayor of Saint-Eustache  and the Vice President of the Board of the Union des municipalités du Québec.

Mr. Carignan sits on 3 Senate Committees.  Internal Economy, Budgets, and Administration, Rules Procedures and Rights of Parliament and also Legal and Constituitional Affairs.  Through this process he will quickly gain an understanding of how everything works on The Hill.

Claude Carignan is married to Brigitte Binette and they have three children.

Let us pray for Claude that in the middle of learning the busy life of a senator he would still find quality time for his wife and family.  May the Lord use him as a unifying force in the province of Quebec and give him many strong collegial friendships in Ottawa.

 You can learn more about the Honourable Claude Carignan on his personal website.

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Serge Cardin

June 27, 2010

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, now for the fifth term.

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 and develop a heart of love for the whole nation of Canada.

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

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Lawrence Cannon

June 26, 2010

The Honourable 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 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.  Pray especially for his key role in the G8 and G20 Summit going on this weekend.

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

June 25, 2010

John Cannis is the MP for Scarborough Centre, Ontario.  He is a member of the Liberal Party, and this is 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

June 24, 2010

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

He is currently a member of the International Trade committee and a member of the 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 B.C. well 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.