Archive for October, 2011

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Hon. Ralph Goodale

October 28, 2011

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 six 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

October 27, 2011

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 the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.

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 more than 35 years of marriage to his wife Lorraine. They have two daughters, Corinna and Kristina, son-in-law Tom and three granddaughters, Katelin, Alexandra and Eleanor.

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.  Ask 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 granddaughters.

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

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Robert Goguen

October 26, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

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Yvon Godin

October 25, 2011

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 six 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 Bathurst with his wife Lyna.  He is actively involved with his three daughters and four grandchildren.

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. Mr. Godin is also extremely involved in many other areas of our government, such as acting as the NDP’s critic on Labour and Official Languages.

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 wife.  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

October 24, 2011

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

She is currently a member of the Standing Committee on Finance and also the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Finance. Shelly is also now the new Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance.

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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Parm Gill

October 23, 2011

This is Parm Gill’s first term representing his riding of Brampton-Springdale as a part of the Conservative Caucus.

Parm has deep roots in the Brampton-Springdale area, having moved with his family at a young age. Since then, he has been very involved in his community, eventually including being heavily involved in organizations such as the Peel Regional Police, Malaysian-Singapore Cultural Association and Canadian Eye Sight International.

Along with his wife, Amarpa, and two sons, Raman and Daman, and his daughter Parmeet, Parm resides in Brampton still.

Parm is a member on the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage and the Standing Committee on Health.

Because he is so far from home, we pray that Gill family will be supportive and stand unified. The same could be prayed for his marriage, that his wife would not grow weary of the distance, but be blessed with grace to stand with him. He also has many responsibilities on the Hill and an influence on our Health committee. May he be blessed with wisdom, understanding, and peace.

To learn more about Parm Gill, please visit his personal website.

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Alain Giguère

October 22, 2011

Alain is the member for Marc-Aurele-Fortin in Quebec for the New Democratic Party. This is his first term as a Member of Parliament.

Alain Giguère is a fiscal lawyer and a member of the Quebec Bar. He has studied fiscal economy, holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science and another in Legal Sciences, as well as a certificate in Social Law and Labour Law.

Alain is the NDP’s deputy critic for Pensions. He is also a member of the Finance committee, and an associate member of the committee of Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.

A good area to pray for Mr. Giguère would be that he would be able to work well in his positions of responsibility. Since he is on many committees, he will have a lot of work for him to do, so let’s pray that he will not be overwhelmed with his workload.

To learn more about Alain Giguère, please visit his personal website.