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 ...
As CBC employees were being briefed on job losses and programming cuts due to the recent federal budget, the Minister of Canadian Heritage was tweeting about a visit to the set of Saving Hope, the CTV medical drama recently picked up by NBC.
“En route to the set of the TV show “Saving Hope” – the CTV (and now NBC) hit new drama. Canadian cultural success story,” James Moore tweeted around the same time senior CBC executives began a town hall meeting with CBC employees to inform them that the shows Dispatches and Connect with Mark Kelley had been axed, along with ...
Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore was on late-night TV justifying his government's $115-million cut to the CBCover three years.
Lots will be written about the impact, so I'm going to focus on one of the decisions: the elimination of the CBC Radio show Dispatches in June.
It's symptomatic of so much that is wrong with Moore and the Conservative government.
For those who aren't aware of Dispatches, it's a wonderful program that airs radio documentaries by superb journalists around the world, as well as some incredible interviews.
The host, West Vancouver–raised Rick MacInnes-Rae, ...
It is not often these days that one associates political courage with a federal minister.
On Stephen Harper’s watch, ministerial accountability is not in fashion; if the Conservative cabinet had to vote for a mascot, one might suggest a trained seal.
Among Harper’s cast of mostly docile performers, few have better perfected the art of surfacing to flap their flippers at the call of their media-trainers than the four Quebecers whose survival in the last election earned them a place at the cabinet table.
Their performance does more to illustrate the Quebec vacuum that is at the ...
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