James Moore, PC, MP (born June 10, 1976) is a Canadian politician currently serving as the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages in the cabinet of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Moore is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam. Prior to being appointed to cabinet he served as the Secretary of State for Official Languages, Pacific Gateway and the Vancouver-Whistler Olympics. He was appointed Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages on October 30, 2008, he retained the portfolio following the 2011 federal election and was named the senior regional Minister for the province of British Columbia.
He was elected to parliament in the 2000 federal election, beating former Coquitlam mayor and incumbent Liberal Lou Sekora, as a member of the Canadian Alliance Party. In 2003, the party merged with the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada to form the Conservative Party of Canada. In 2004, Moore was re-elected with 41% of the vote, down from 51% the previous election. He was re-elected by the same margin against another former Coquitlam mayor, Jon Kingsbury, in the 2006 election.
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