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May 11, 2020

CSJ Closed 2020

Dear Constituents:   Thank you for your interest regarding the Canada Summer Jobs Program.   At this time, Service Canada and Members of Parliament are no longer identifying organizations that provide essential services in the community, and could offer youth jobs but did not apply for the Canada Summer Jobs...

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May 08, 2020

Conservative statement on Canada’s job numbers May 8, 2020

OTTAWA, ON — Today, Dan Albas, Shadow Minister for Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, issued the following statement regarding the release of Statistics Canada's Labour Force Survey data: 

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April 24, 2020

Dog-whistle Politics in Time of Pandemic

Our federal Conservative Caucus continues to push for Parliamentary accountability in Canada’s defensive war against Corvid-19.  We have repeatedly demonstrated how civil debate, fair comment and dialogue in the House of Commons and the Senate have helped the Government address a range of policy challenges in this national emergency.

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April 23, 2020

Conservatives call for new program to match students with essential food supply chain jobs

Conservatives call for new program to match students with essential food supply chain jobs  April 23, 2020FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA, ON — Today, Dan Albas, Shadow Minister for Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, John Barlow, Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Agri-Food, Mel Arnold, Shadow Minister for Fisheries and Oceans and...

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Peter Kent

Meet Your MP

Peter Kent was first elected to the House of Commons representing Thornhill in 2008 and sworn into Cabinet as Minister of State of Foreign Affairs, responsible for the Americas.

Re-elected in 2011, Peter was appointed Canada's Environment Minister and served in that capacity until July, 2013.  In October, 2013 Peter was elected Chair of the House Standing Committee on National Defence.  In October, 2015 Peter was again re-elected as MP for Thornhill and appointed Deputy Critic for Foreign Affairs.  In Summer, 2016 Peter was appointed as Critic of Foreign Affairs.  In September, 2017 Peter was appointed Shadow Minister of Ethics.

Prior to his election to the House of Commons, Peter was a broadcast journalist, having spent more than 40 years working as a writer, reporter, producer, anchor and broadcast executive in Canada, the United States and around the world.

He covered stories that shaped the 20th Century, including momentous events such as , the Vietnam and Cambodian conflicts and recovery, decades of conflict, uncertainty and hope in the Middle East, the Ethiopian famine, the transition from Rhodesia to Zimbabwe, South Africa’s transition from the apartheid era to Mandela’s presidency, the overthrow of Idi Amin, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War.

Peter won a number of awards over the course of his career, including the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Award.   He is also a member of the Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame.

A passionate believer in community involvement, Peter actively supports a number of charitable organizations. He has served as a mentor with the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council and was on the Toronto cabinet of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.  He remains involved with the Royal Conservatory of Music, Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center, and... Read Bio