Archive for September, 2010

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Ralph Goodale

September 30, 2010

The Honorable Ralph Goodale has served  within our government more than twelve years.  First elected in 1974 as a federal representative for Assiniboia Sasachewan, he was later named provincial leader of the Saskatchewan Liberal Party (in the 1980’s) and was then elected as a Member of the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly.  He was elected as the Member of Parliament of Regina-Wascana in 1993 and has continued to act as their representative for the four consecutive terms following. He’s an active member of the Liberal Party, having held a wide range of positions during his time in government.  Currently he is the deputy leader of the Official Opposition.  Just a few of his previous responsibilities included House Leader of the Official Opposition, Minister of Finance under the previous Liberal government, and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians.

Mr. Goodale was born in Saskatchewan, raised on a family farm near Wilcox.  He currently resides in Regina, building a life there with his wife Pamela.  He is a vast reservoir of knowledge, having received degrees from the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan.  In addition to his time in federal and provincial politics, he holds a very practical understanding of business, agriculture, law and broadcasting, as well as federal and provincial politics.

Let us pray that the Lord would help him continue to stand as a strong voice for his constituency.  Ask that he would walk in integrity and righteousness, regardless of the circumstance or challenges to be faced.  May he have wisdom in managing the many facets of life, and may he find a healthy balance between his responsibilities on the Hill and at home.  Lord we pray that he would have a good working relationship with his staff and colleagues, and an ever growing relationship with his wife.

You can learn more about Ralph Goodale on his official website.

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Peter Goldring

September 29, 2010

Peter Goldring is the Member of Parliament for Edmonton East, Alberta.  He is an active member of the Conservative Party.   This is his fifth term as representative for Edmonton East, a constituency previously known as Edmonton Center-East.

Mr. Goldring is an active member of many committees: the Foreign Affairs and International Development Committee, the Liaison Committee, the Library of Parliament Committee and the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament.  He is also co-chair of both the Library of Parliament Committee and the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament. 

Mr. Goldring loves to experience nature at its best.  His hobbies include hunting, fishing, target shooting and boating.  He has also spent a great amount of time RVing across North America.  Mr. Goldring’s passion for Canada’s history has led him to believe that there is a great need for stronger factual teaching on it within our schools.

Mr. Goldring has enjoyed 34 years of marriage to his wife Lorraine. There family is growing, in addition to their two daughters, Corinna and Kristina, they have a son-in-law Tom and a granddaughter, Katelin.

As we pray, let us ask God to continue to build upon Mr. Goldring’s vision for Canada.  May he grow in wisdom and discernment, that he may represent his constituents and our nation with integrity and passion.  As God to open the doors for continued resolution as Mr. Goldring continues to take on the challenging issues brought before him. And remember his family.  May God continue to bless and strengthen his marriage to Lorraine, and develop even richer relationships with his children and granddaughter.

You can learn more about Peter Goldring from his personal website.

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Yvon Godin

September 28, 2010

Yvon Godin is a member of the NDP party.  He represents the constituency of Acadie—Bathurst, New Brunswick, and has done so for the last five consecutive terms.

Mr. Godin was born and raised in Quebec.  Prior to beginning his first term in government, Mr. Godin acted as President of the United Steelworkers, Mine Brunswick Local 5385.  During his time there he represented more than 2,500 members of United Steelworkers, negotiating many collective agreements in New Brunswick and representing workers on the issue of minimum wage.  Mr. Godin was also involved in a nation wide assessment of changes to EI, helping to evaluate the impact such changes would have.

Mr. Godin lives in he lives in Bathurst with his partner Lyna.  He is actively involved with his three daughters and one grand-son.

He is currently involved in a multitude of committees.  Mr. Godin acts as vice-Chair of the Official Languages Committee; he is also a member in good standing of the this committee. As well, he is a member of the Procedure and House Affairs Committee,    Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, and the Subcommittee on Private Members’ Business of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.  Mr. Godin is also extremely involved in many other areas of our government, sitting as an associate member.

Let us continue to lift up both him and his family in prayer. For God to bless and prosper his relationship with each child and his partner.  Pray that the Lord would give him strength to uphold truth and righteousness within our nation.  That he would fairly represent the position and desires of his constituents.  As well, we ask that the Lord would speak life and blessing into Mr. Godin’s life.

You can learn more about Yvon Godin from his personal website.

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Shelly Glover

September 27, 2010

Shelly Glover is the Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface, Manitoba, sitting as a member of the Conservative Party.  It is her first term serving on Parliament Hill.

She is currently a member of the Public Safety and National Security Committee and also the Official Languages Committee.   Shelly is also now the new Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.

Mrs. Glover served as a member of the Winnipeg Police Service for almost 19 years prior to her election.  During her career she served in a variety of positions and gained a vast range of experience.  One major achievement was her appointment as female and bilingual spokesperson – the first ever in her department.

Mrs. Glover is married to Bruce, and has raised 5 children with her husband.  He is a retired police officer and is currently a small business owner.

As we pray, let us ask for God’s continual blessing to be showered upon her.  May He give her discernment and wisdom as she represents her constituency and our nation.    As well, may God teach her to balance and maintain relationships at home and work.  May God continually provide wisdom and insight as she daily faces challenges and decisions.  Lord we pray that she would walk in integrity and righteousness as she walks in authority and leadership over our nation.

You can learn more about Shelly Glover from her personal website.

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Irving Gerstein

September 26, 2010

The Honourable Senator Irving Gerstein was appointed at the beginning of 2009 by PM Stephen Harper and represents the city of Toronto, Ontario.  He is a distinguished businessman who has been awarded the Orders of Ontario and Canada for his contributions to society.

Mr. Gerstein is the Deputy Chair of the Senate National Finance Committee and also sits on the Committee for Banking, Trade and Commerce.

Let us pray for him as he has already been given very important roles in the Senate.  May the Lord continue to use him as a good influence in our nation, granting him health and wisdom.

You can learn more about Senator Gerstein here.

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Bernard Généreux

September 25, 2010

Mr. Bernard Généreux is the representative for Montmagny—L’Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup.  He came to The Hill a year ago after a by-election in Sept. 2009 and he sits as a member of the Conservative Caucus.

Mr. Généreuxwas born, the 7th of 8 children, in La Pocatière, a communty where he eventually became the mayor.  He ran a printing business for 30 years and was very active in many organizations in the region before running for a federal position. 

Bernard Généreux sits on two Parliamentary Committees, Finance and Official Languages.

Mr. Généreux is married to Tracey and they have two adult children.

Let us pray for Bernard Généreux that he would be a blessing to our nation and to his constituents.  May he find great friendships among his colleagues and may the Lord give him the wisdom that comes from above for the many situations he faces as an M.P.  Pray for his marriage and his family.

You can learn more about Mr. Bernard Généreux on his official website. (french)

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Roger Gaudet

September 24, 2010

Roger Gaudet sits in Parliament as the representative for Montcalm, Québec.  First elected to Parliament in 2002, he continues to serve his community as an active member of the Bloc Québécois.  He is currently re-elected for his fourth term consecutive term.

Currently Mr Gaudet serves as a member of the Transport, Infrastructure and Communities Committee and the Veterans Affairs committee.  He is also actively involved in the Fisheries and Oceans Committee, sitting as an associate member.

Mr. Gaudet has received accreditation as a building estimator as well as an accounting degree specializing in banking.  Prior to his election to our parliament he was actively involved in his community – serving as city councilor.

Pray that he would be able to represent the all issues of his constituents fairly and with equality.  Ask that the Lord would give him wisdom in discerning and prioritizing the concerns presented to him, and that he would be able to manage the challenges that come with serving our nations.   Also pray that he would be able to earnestly present the concerns of French-Canadians into Parliament, and that the message that he carried would both be heard and received.

You can learn more about Roger Gaudet on the Bloc Québécois website.