Archive for November, 2011

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November 30, 2011

Peter Julian is the Member of Parliament for Burnaby – New Westminster, British Columbia.  He is a member of the New Democratic Party, and this is his 4th term in Parliament.

He is currently a member of the committees on Industry, Science and Technology and Finance. He also has the important role of being the Official Opposition’s critic on Finance.

He attended  the University of Quebec to obtain a degree in political science.  Much of his background experience has been in Financial Administration.  He is seen as a hardworking parliamentarian and was deemed the most active rookie during the 38th term of Parliament.

Pray for renewed strength & energy.  Pray that he would have new vision and strategy for 2011-2012.  Pray that he would continue to represent British Columbia and all those affected by the current economic state.

You can learn more about Peter Julian on his official website.

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Hon. Serge Joyal

November 29, 2011

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The Honourable Serge Joyal was appointed to the Senate in 1997 to represent the Kennebec region of Quebec.  He is a member of the Liberal caucus, having served previously as an M.P. and as a Cabinet Minister.

With a background in law, Mr. Joyal has much experience in public and political life in Quebec.  He is well-known for his special interest in artifacts of early Amerindian culture of which he has donated many to the Musée de la Civilisation in Quebec City.

Mr. Serge Joyal sits on the Committees for Rules, Procedures, and the Rights of Parliament, also for Legal and Constitutional Affairs, and Conflict of Interest for Senators.

Let us pray for him that he will enjoy good health and the strength the needs to do the many tasks in his life, serving Quebec and all of Canada.  May he be granted wisdom in all his relationships and in the contributions he makes on the committees he serves.

You can learn more about Mr. Serge Joyal on his official website.

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Hon. Janis Johnson

November 28, 2011

The Honourable Ms. Janis Johnson was appointed in 1990 to represent the Winnipeg-Interlake area of  Manitoba in the Senate and sits as a member of the Conservative Caucus.

Ms. Johnson has a long history in political organization for the Progressive Conservative Party, having been its first female National Director.  She has a special interest in seeing women being involved in politics.

She is a member of the Senate Committees for Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources, and Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

Let us pray for her as a mother: she has a son Stefan, and also as a representative of her province and of all women in her role in Ottawa.  May the Lord grant her good health and good friends who can support her with wisdom and counsel.

You can learn more about Ms. Janis G. Johnson on her official website.

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Hon. Mobina Jaffer

November 25, 2011

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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 currently serves on the Senate Standing Committee on Official Languages, as well as the Special Senate Committee on Anti-Terrorism.

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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Hon. Elizabeth Hubley

November 21, 2011

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 Constitutional 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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Hon. Leo Housakos

November 19, 2011

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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 for Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament, 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.

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Candice Hoeppner

November 17, 2011

Candice Hoeppner is the Member of Parliament for Portage—Lisgar, Manitoba.  She is a member of the Conservative Party and this is her second 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 a member on the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security and the Legislative Committee on Bill C-18.

Candice now resides in Winkler, Manitoba with her 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.