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ENG: Bernard Valcourt, PC (born February 18, 1952 in Saint-Quentin, New Brunswick) is a Canadian politician and lawyer. Entrance to politics Valcourt was first elected to the House of Commons of Canada as a Progressive Conservative candidate in the 1984 election that brought Brian Mulroney to power. He was appointed to the Cabinet of Canada in 1986 as a Minister of State. In January 1989, he was promoted to Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs,but was forced to resign from Cabinet in August when he was involved in a drunk driving motorcycle accident that cost him an eye. He returned to Cabinet seven months later as Minister of Fisheries and Oceans.In 1991, he was promoted to Minister of Employment and Immigration,and held the position until the government of Mulroney's ...
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ACOA job cuts to include 16 in Nova Scotia, sources say

The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency will eliminate 65 positions across the country, including 16 in Nova Scotia, The Chronicle Herald has learned. The 2012 federal budget released last week did not reveal how ACOA would be cut. But since then, 120 employees have received notice their position may be affected, sources say. In total, 65 jobs will be cut. The sources say the cuts mostly target areas of support and administration. No middle or senior management jobs will be affected. ACOA would not officially confirm or deny these reports. The department is said to be shutting down its ...

Valcourt Launches Francophonie Week in Boston

As part of international Francophonie month, the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) (La Francophonie), launched Francophonie Week yesterday at an opening reception in Boston before more than 50 members of New England’s diplomatic and business community. “Our government is proud of Canada’s bilingual character and cultural diversity,” said Minister Valcourt. “And I am always happy to highlight the importance of the French language wherever I go as a way to promote this language, which is such an integral part of ...

Bernard Valcourt defends online surveillance bill

ACOA Minister Bernard Valcourt is defending the Harper government's proposed new internet surveillance law. Bill C-30 was tabled as The Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act in the House of Commons last week. It will require telecommunications companies to give police information about their customers without a court order. Valcourt, the minister of state for the Atlantica Canada Opportunities Agency and the Madawaska-Restigouche MP, compares the controversial bill to a phone book. "No, I would not mind that the police know what my IP address is and what my email address is, as ...

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