Archive for February, 2012

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Pierre Claude Nolin

February 27, 2012

Senator Nolin is a representative  of the Conservative party, and was appointed to the Senate by Prime Minister Mulroney on June 18, 1993. His senatorial division is De Salaberry (Québec). Born in Montreal on October 30, 1950, Senator Nolin received an LL.L degree from the University of Ottawa in 1976 and has worked as a lawyer for the past 30 years. He is married and has three children.

Since joining the Senate, he has served as a member of numerous committees. He joined the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, formerly the North Atlantic Assembly, in 1994.  He has served in various positions on the Science and Technology Committee.

Currently Senator Nolin is a current member of the following committees: Foreign Affairs and International Trade   National Security and Defence   Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs.

Please pray that Senator Nolin remains committed to his post and that he seek wise and Godly counselors to help our leaders reach their full potential.

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Rob Nicholson

February 24, 2012

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Mr Nicholson is a member of the Conservative caucus and serves the constituency of Niagara Falls since 2004.  Born in 1952, Mr. Nicholson has been a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls, where he practiced law and was involved in municipal politics.
Mr. Nicholson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen’s University and a law degree from the University of Windsor. He was called to the bar in 1979 and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.  Mr. Nicholson was appointed federal Queen’s Counsel in 1992. He is married to Arlene Nicholson and they have three children.

First elected to the Canadian House of Commons in 1984, Mr. Nicholson served in a variety of capacities. In February 2006, Mr. Nicholson was named Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform. In January 2007, Mr. Nicholson was appointed Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Please pray that the motives behind any decision would not feed selfish ambition, but will be for the good of the whole nation.

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Jamie Nicholls

February 24, 2012

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Mr. Nicholls is a newly elected member of the NDP caucus, serving the constituency of Vandreuil-Soulanges. He was born in Montreal in 1971, grew up in Saint-Lazare. He is  the son of a bee keeper and a bank director in the region. He resides with his wife, Nuray Uysal Nicholls and thier daughter.

Mr. Nicholls was a landscape architect, he is a doctoral candidate at McGill University’s School of Urban Planning. He completed his bachelor degree in visual arts in 1995 after which he worked as a teacher in visual arts and design. He obtained his master’s degree in landscape architecture in 2007.

He is deputy critic for transport, infrastructure and communities and vice-chair of the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.

Please pray that  the motives behind any decision would not feed selfish ambition but will be for the good of the whole nation.

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Richard Neufield

February 24, 2012

Senator Neufield was appointed to the Senate of Canada on the advice of Prime Minister Stephen Harper in December of 2008. First elected to represent the riding of Peace River North in 1991, Senator Neufield had been re-elected on three separate occasions; 1996, 2001 and again in 2005. He has also served on the town Council of Fort Nelson, including five years as Mayor. Prior to his involvement in politics, Senator Neufield owned and operated his own business.

From 1991 to 2001 Senator Neufield served the BC Provincial Legislature as a critic in various committees and  from 2001 to 2009 he served in the Government of British Columbia as Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. He also served on the other various Provincial Cabinet Committees. Today, he serves on the Energy Board, as well as  the Environment and Natural Resources  and Deputy Chair of the    National Finance Committee.

Please pray that he would be known for his humility and courage to stand up for what is right.

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Peggy Nash

February 24, 2012

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Ms. Nash is a newly elected member of the NDP caucus, serving the constituency of  Parkdale-High Park.  She was born in Toronto, Ontario and was employed in Labour negociator, and a labour representative. She holds an Honours BA in French language and literature from the University of Toronto and is fluent in English, French, and Spanish.

A founding member of Equal Voice – a multi-partisan organization working to elect more women at all levels of government – she is an avid supporter of the Stephen Lewis Foundation and has served as volunteer board member for a variety of progressive organizations.

She and her partner Carl raised three sons in Toronto.

As a labour leader/negotiator, she was directly responsible for policies that have benefitted workplaces right. She was encouraged to run for the NDP by  the late Jack Layton.  In 2006,  she was appointed by Mr. Layton as the Industry Critic and Critic for the City of Toronto. Ms. Nash currently is a  of the Finance Committee and an associate member of the Committee for Transport,. Infrastructure and Communities.

Please pray for a culture of co-operation and honour within all parties and that Ms. Nash pursue meaningful time with her family, which brings stability at home and work.

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Pierre Nantel

February 24, 2012

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Mr. Nantel is a newly elected emmber of the NDP caucus, seerivng the constituency of Longueuil-Pierre-Boucher.  Mr. Nantel was born in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec and has been a researcher and commentator on television since 2006, and has 20 years experience in the recording industry. A resident of Longueuil for 12 years, it was in the traffic jams of the Jacques Cartier Bridge, that he came to understand the urgent need for environmental action. In the summer he usually commutes to Montreal along the bicycle path over the bridge.

Mr. Nantel is the vice-president of the Canadian Heritage Permanent Committee and the vice-critic for Canadian Heritage.

Please pray for wise and Godly counselors to help him reach his full potential.

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Ruth Nancy

February 20, 2012

Senator Ruth is a native of Toronto, she holds a Master of Arts degree in the Applied Behavioural Sciences from Whitworth College, was granted a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from York University in 1969 and has obtained a number of diplomas in Theology. Senator Ruth has won a series of prestigious awards, both on the national and international scene, obtaining the South African Women for Women Friendship Award in 2004; the Government of Ontario’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Human Rights in 1998; and Membership in the Order of Canada in 1994.  She has also received several honorary doctorate degrees from esteemed institutions across Canada. Recently she received the prestigious 2007 Charles Sauriol Greenspace Award from the Conservation Fund of Greater Toronto.

Throughout her working life, she has played an active role in various religious, professional, political, educational and non-profit organizations in Canada, Britain and the United States.  She has also been instrumental in co-founding organizations that work for women’s social change in Canada like LEAF (The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund), the Canadian Women’s Foundation, www.coolwomen.ca, Toronto’s The Linden School, The Women’s Future Fund and the Charter of Rights Coalition.

She has also sat on the Board of Directors of the Economic Council of Canada, The Canadian Centre for Arms Control, The Canada-USA Fulbright Foundation and the International Institute of Concern for Public Health, among many others.

Senator Ruth has spoken exhaustively about the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and on a myriad of issues concerning women’s rights, poverty, politics and economics.

Please pray that she be known as a woman of humility & integrity, which invites God’s great grace and protects them from pride.