Archive for October, 2010

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Marlene Jennings

October 31, 2010

The Honorable Marlene Jennings is the Member of Parliament for  Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine, Québec.  She is a member of the Liberal Party, and this will be her 5th term in Parliament.

Marlene has held the position of Parliamentary Secretary for different portfolios under the former Liberal Government, including: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for International Cooperation, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Solicitor General of Canada. She is a member on the Justice and Human Rights Committee and also Scrutiny of Regulations.

She attained her Bachelor of Law from Université du Québec à Montréal in 1986.  However she has also worked for the Quebec Police Commission.  Some of her passions in Parliament are the rights of women and minorities, racial discrimination and judicial ethics.

She and her husband, Luciano Del Negro, have one daughter, Anne-Darla.

Pray that God would bless her many sacrifices in representing her constituency and country.  Pray that God would reveal himself as the fountain of all justice,”righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne…” (Ps. 89:14).  Pray that her strength and boldness would continue in advocating for equality and fairness.

You can learn more about the Honorable Marlene Jennings on her official website.

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Elizabeth Hubley

October 29, 2010

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The Honourable Elizabeth Hubley was appointed to represent Prince Edward Island in the Senate in March of 2001.  She sits as a member of the Liberal Caucus having been appointed by then Prime Minister Jean Chrétien.  Ms. Hubley has a long history in the arts, especially dance, but also served as an M.P.P and a Deputy Speaker in the provincial assembly.

Elizabeth Hubley sits on the Senate Committees for both Aboriginal Peoples and Fisheries and Oceans and Legal and Constituitional Affairs.

She and her late husband Richard B. Hubley have six children: Brendan, Susan, Allan, Amos, Jennifer, and Florence.

Let us pray for Ms. Hubley that she would have the health and strength to carry out her many duties to the citizens of Canada and also have the wisdom of God to bring blessing to our nation.  May the Lord grant her grace and love as she continues to be a mother to her six children and any grandchildren that have come along the way. 

You can learn more about Ms. Hubley at her official site.

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Mobina Jaffer

October 28, 2010

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Ms. Mobina Jaffer was appointed as a Senator to represent British Columbia in June of 2001.  Having been born in Uganda, and trained in law in Britain she had a distinguished career as a lawyer and was active on many legal and charitable foundations, as well as being involved in local politics.  She was the first Muslim ever appointed to the Senate and the first African-born as well.

Ms. Jaffer is the deputy chair of the Senate Committee for Human Rights and also sits on the Committees for Foreign Affairs and International Trade, the special committee for Anti-Terrorism, and also Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration.

Let us pray for her as she is a strong advocate for new immigrants, women, and those affected by human trafficking, that she will be used for great and good purposes in our nation.  May she know the wisdom, and grace of God in all her endeavours.

You can learn more about Ms. Mobina Jaffer on her official website.

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Michael Ignatieff

October 27, 2010

The Honourable Michael Ignatieff is the leader of the Official Opposition and the Member of Parliament representing the constituency of Etobicoke – Lakeshore, Ontario.  He is the leader of the Liberal Party and this is his 2nd term in Parliament.

During the 1960′s he was active within the Liberal Party.  He volunteered with Lester B. Pearson’s campaign and traveled with Pierre Trudeau as his national youth organizer.  Yet following these early years he left the political scene to pursue the world of Academia.  He attended the University of Toronto and moved to Harvard to attain his Doctorate.  He has held teaching positions at Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge, the University of California and the University of London.

He is also well known for his writing.  He has worked as a journalist and writer for the Globe and Mail, CBC, TVO and the BBC.  He has also published 17 books, mostly non-fiction, covering a wide range of topics.

In 2005 he returned to Canada to pursue a political career with the Liberal Party.  He became the leader of the Liberal Party in early 2009 after Stephane Dion stepped down.

He and his wife Zsuzsanna Zsohar have two children, Theo and Sophie.

Michael Ignatieff is in a very important role as leader of the Liberal Party and as the leader of the Opposition.  As we pray for him let’s remember this and ask that God would grant him wisdom in his decisions.  Pray that he would be a leader of integrity and honor.  Pray that he would be able to create unity within his party and within Parliament.  Pray that his family would be blessed and that he would be given times of rest from his busy schedule.

You can learn more about Michael Ignatieff on his official website.

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Mark Holland

October 24, 2010

Mark Holland is the Member of Parliament for Ajax-Pickering , Ontario. He is a member of the Liberal Party and this is his third term in Parliament.

Mark is the Vice-Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, this is the second time he has held this post.  He has worked for all levels of government including the Provincial Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, and as a Special Assistant to a Member of Parliament. He has been an Investment Advisor for RBC Dominion Securities, and Financial Advisor for CIBC in Ajax. Mark was recently married this summer and is the father of three children.

Mark is a passionate man with an important position of power, let us pray that God would be with him in all things. As Mark represents the people let us pray for wisdom and understand within his personal life and with the work life. Pray for a new strength so the he may continue to work with diligence and with devotion as he makes the public more safe in communities and with other issues that may arise in his office. Thank you Lord for placing Mark in Parliament.  May his family be blessed today.

You can learn more about Mark Holland on his official website.

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Candice Hoeppner

October 22, 2010

Candice Hoeppner is the Member of Parliament for Portage—Lisgar, Manitoba.  She is a member of the Conservative Party and this is her first term in Parliament.

Candice is a Member of the Canada-Africa Parliamentary Association and Executive Member of the Canada-Japan Inter-Parliamentary Group. She worked first in the financial planning industry and later ran her own successful consulting firm. In 2004, Candice was the Manitoba Campaign Manager for Stephen Harper’s leadership bid for the Conservative Party of Canada. She has acted as an advisor to several Members of Parliament, and served as Chief Organizer for the Conservative Party of Canada in Manitoba. She introduced the Bill C-391 in 2009, to repeal the Long Gun Registry, which put her at the focus on that debate for the last year until it was defeated in September 2010.

Ms. Hoeppner is currently the Chair of the Committee for Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.

Candice now resides in Winkler, Manitoba with her husband David, and three children.

As we pray for Candice today, let us ask the Lord to provide Candace with wisdom and continued passion for Parliament.  Also, that God would bless Candice with much peace and rest as she continues to represent the people in the constituency. God, may you bless her family, and give them strength and love.

If you would like to know more about Candice, check out her official website.

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Lou Housakos

October 21, 2010

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Mr. Leo Housakos was appointed at the beginning of 2009 as the Senator representing Wellington, Quebec and sits as a member of the Conservative Caucus.  He is a young Hellenic-Canadian born in Montreal with a strong history of involvement in business, community service and local, provincial and federal politics.

Leo Housakos sits on two committees: the Senate Committee fir  Transport and Communications and also the joint committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations.

Mr. Housakos has been married to Demi Papapanagiotou for over 16 years and they have two children, Peter and Tasso.  He is a very strong family man.

Let us pray that with his new responsibilities that Leo would maintain a great relationship with his wife and children.  May the Lord give him godly friends and wise counsellors as he seeks to serve our nation and his home province of Quebec.