Archive for the ‘Senator’ Category

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Marjory LeBreton

April 3, 2013

Senator LeBreton is a representative of the Conservative party, serving the designation of Ontario. She was born in Nepean, Ontario and is married to Douglas, together they have two children. Prior to her  appointment to the Senate in June, 1993,she accompanied the Rt. Hon. John  Diefenbaker on Canada’s last major “whistlestop” train campaign tour in 1965,  served as a tour and scheduling assistant for the Rt. Hon. Joe Clark, and as  Deputy Chief of Staff and Government Appointments Director in the P.M.O. of the  Rt. Hon. Brian Mulroney.

Senator LeBreton is currently the Leader of the Government in the Senate. She also serves on the Priorities and Planning Senate committee. Please pray that she be encouraged to live a lifestyle that promotes good health and endurance.

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Daniel Lang

March 24, 2013

Senator Lang is a representative of the Conservative party, serving the designation of the Yukon. Senator Lang has made the Yukon his home for more than 50 years. He was born in Dawson Creek, BC, and moved with his family to Whitehorse where he completed high school, and later attended the University of Alaska at Fairbanks.

He was first elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly in 1974, retiring from the legislature in 1992. Over the course of his 18 years in elected office he was responsible for numerous Ministerial portfolios and later served in the opposition. Since 1992, Senator Lang has worked as a Sales Associate in the Yukon Real Estate industry. Active in community affairs, he is the former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors for Yukon College.  He was appointed to the Senate by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2009. Senator Lang has four children and three grandchildren, who reside in Whitehorse. He presently lives in Whitehorse with his wife Valerie Hodgson, a local artist.

He currently serves on the Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources committee and the National Security and Defence committee. Please pray that he would be encouraged to live a lifestyle that promotes good  health and endurance.

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Noel Kinsella

March 20, 2013

Senator Kinsella is a representative of the Conservative party, serving the designation of Fredericton-York-Sunbury.He was born in Saint John, N.B.and is married to Ann Conley Kinsella.  Senator Kinsella was appointed Speaker of the Senate of Canada on February 8, 2006 by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. His studies have taken him to several European universities including: University College, Dublin, Ireland (B.A.); St. Thomas Aquinas University, Rome, Italy (L.Ph., and Ph.D.), Pontifical Lateran University, Rome, Italy (S.T.L., S.T.D.). He is a licensed member of the College of Psychologists of New Brunswick. .

It is the Speaker’s function, according to Senate Rules, to preserve order and decorum and to decide points of order subject to an appeal to the Senate. He is also called upon to perform diplomatic duties at home and abroad consistent with the Speaker of the Senate’s fourth overall position in the Canadian Order of Precedence. Receiving visiting dignitaries and hosting official diplomatic events are all part of the Senate Speaker’s day. Additional responsibilities come with each visit to Canada by a head of state, and with invitations from abroad. Senator Kinsella also has an impressive background in the field of Human Rights.

Please pray that he would be a culture of co-operation and honour within all parties.

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Colin Kenny

March 14, 2013

Senator Kenny is a representative of the Liberal party, serving the designation of Rideau. he was born in Montreal, Quebec and appointed to the Senate by the Right Honourable Pierre Trudeau, he was in the Prime Minister’s Office as Special Assistant, Director of Operations, Policy Advisor and Assistant Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.

He graduated from Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont with a Bachelor of Science in Business. In 1967, he received a public service fellowship from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire while attending the Tuck School of Business. Senator Kenny has a long and distinguished career of public service. In the early 1980s, he served as an executive with Dome Petroleum in Calgary, Alberta.

Please pray that there would be a culture of co-operation and honour within all parties.

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Serge Royal

March 7, 2013

Senator Royal is a representative of the Liberal party, representing the are of Kennebec, which covers in part the great region of
the Bois-Francs in the province of Quebec
. He holds a Master’s degree in Administrative Law, from the University of Sheffield (England). He also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law, from Strasbourg France. Mr. Royal has a long and distinguished career, as a lawyer, published author and politician. He is known for his extensive work within the French culture and French language.


He has received several awards for his achievements, including the Officer in the National Order of Quebec, as well as the order of Knight in the National Order of the Legion of Honour. Senator Royal serves on a number of Senate committees, including the committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs. . Please pray that he be encouraged to live a lifestyle that promotes good  health and endurance.

Knight in the National Order of the Legion of Honour.

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Janis Johnson

March 6, 2013

Senator Johnson, is a representative of the Conservative party, serving the designation of  Manitoba. She holds a B.A. in political science, from the University of Manitoba. She has one child Stefan and holds special interests in the Arts (theatre, films, literature); Recreation and Sport (jogging, flyfishing, golf); Environment. She was appointed to the senate by former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.

Currently Senator Johnson serves on the following senate committees: Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources, Foreign Affairs and International Trade.  Please pray that she continue to live a lifestyle that promotes good health and endurance.

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Mobina Jaffer

March 3, 2013

Senator Jaffer represents the Liberal party from the province of British Columbia. She was born in Uganda, speaks six languages and is married with two adult children and one grandson. She is the first Muslim senator, the first African-born senator, and the first senator of South Asian descent. Senator Jaffer served as Canada’s Special Envoy for Peace in Sudan from 2002 to 2006. From 2002 to 2005, she chaired the Canadian Committee on Women, Peace, and Security.

Senator Jaffer holds a Bachelor of Law degree from London University in London, England. In addition she completed the Executive Development program at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. She is a lawyer by profession. She currently chairs the Human Rights  committee and serves as a member on the Legal and Constitutional Affairs  committee. Senator Jaffer also sits as a member of the Senate’s Anti-terrorism and Legal and Constitutional Affairs committees.

Please pray that she pursue meaningful time with her family, which brings stability at home and at work.