Archive for March, 2011


Robert Vincent

March 31, 2011

Mr. Robert Vincent is the Member of Parliament for Shefford in Quebec, a region to the east of Montreal that includes the city of Granby.  This is his third consecutive term representing this riding and he is a member of the Bloc Quebecois party.

Robert Vincent worked as a foreman and as a union representative before choosing to run for public office.

Mr. Vincent is a member of the Veteran Affairs Committee.

Let’s pray for Mr. Vincent that as he rubs shoulders with M.P.s of all stripes that he will be encouraged personally and also develop a heart for all parts of our country.  May the Lord give him divine wisdom and revelation as he seeks to serve his constituency well.

You can learn more about Mr. Vincent on his personal website. (french)



Jose Verner

March 30, 2011

The Honourable Josée Verner is the Member of Parliament for Louis-Saint-Laurent, a part of Quebec City.  This is her 2nd term on The Hill and she sits as a member of the Conservative Caucus.

Ms. Verner has spent close to 20 years in the communications and public service fields, including at the Quebec provincial Ministry of Health and Social Services.

Ms Verner has held a number of Cabinet postions and is currently President of the Privy Council, the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister responsible for the Francophonie.

She is married and has 3 children.

Let us pray for Josée as she seeks to balance her many heavy responsibilities with her role as a wife and mother.  May she be given the wisdom that comes from above to make decisions every day which affect our nation.  Pray for helpful and godly relationships around her life and her office.

You can learn more about the Honourable Ms. Verner here.


David Anderson

March 29, 2011

The Honourable David Anderson is the MP for Cypress Hills—Grasslands, Saskatchewan.  He is a member of the Conservative Party and this will be his fourth term in Parliament.

He is currently a member of the Natural Resources committee.  He is also the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and for the Canadian Wheat Board.

He has been married to his wife Sheila since 1982, and has two children; Amy and Andrew.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Masters of Divinity.

Let’s pray that God would give David great wisdom and courage as he is a light for Christ in Parliament.  And let us also remember his family, and that God would bless them with unity and strength.

You can find more information about him on his official website.



Maurice Vellacott

March 28, 2011

The Honourable 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 resources, 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.



Peter Van Loan

March 27, 2011

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.



Dave Van Kesteren

March 26, 2011

The Honourable 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.



Francis Valeriote

March 25, 2011

The Honourable  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.