Edmonton - St. Albert

Riding Information: Edmonton - St. Albert

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Member of Parliament for Edmonton-St. Albert / Edmonton - St. Albert (Via Parl.gc.ca)

Name: Brent Rathgeber (Via Parl.gc.ca)
e-Mail: <brent.rathgeber@parl.gc.ca>
Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Thoughts on C-32 committee members from the Conservative Party of Canada.

Of the 12 members of the C-32 committee, six of them were from the Conservative party of Canada. This included chair Gordon Brown (Leeds—Grenville, ON). Three members were there for almost all meetings: Mike Lake (Edmonton—Mill Woods—Beaumont, AB), Dean Del Mastro (Peterborough, ON), and Peter Braid (Kitchener—Waterloo, ON). While the other members included Sylvie Boucher ( Beauport—Limoilou, QC) and Kelly Block (Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar, Sask) when the committee was formed, they were substituted with other Conservative members including Ed Fast (Abbotsford, BC) who became very active, Hon. Maxime Bernier (Beauce, QC) who became acting chair at one point, as well as Brent Rathgeber (Edmonton—St. Albert, AB), Daryl Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings, ON), Hon. Michael D. Chong (Wellington—Halton Hills, ON), Leon Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright, AB), Mike Wallace (Burlington, ON) and Paul Calandra (Oak Ridges—Markham, ON).

MPs Not Running In Next Election: 25

According to the Hill Times, the following current MPs will not be running in next election. There are 7 vacancies expected by end of summer, with 5 after byelection. Many believe that narrow partisan reasons were used to not call the remaining 5 byelections to happen at the same time.

MPs retiring and Vacant seats

Hill Times reporter Abbas Rana provided a table in this week's Hill Times listing the 15 MPs that have already announced they will not be running in the next election, as well as the 2 vacant seats.

1. Liberal MP Ray Ronin (Nickel Belt)
2. Liberal MP Brenda Chamberlain (Guelph)
3. Liberal MP Stephen Owen (Vancouver Quadra)
4. Liberal MP Bill Graham (Toronto Centre)
5. Liberal MP Paul Martin (LaSalle-Emard)
6. Liberal MP Nancy Karetak-Lindell (Nunavut)
7. Liberal MP Andy Scott (Fredericton)
8. Liberal MP Paul Steckle (Huron-Bruce)
9. Liberal MP Joe McGuire (Egmont)
10. Liberal MP Jim Peterson (Willowdale)
11. Conservative MP Brian Fritzpatrick (Prince Albert)
12. Conservative MP Ken Epp (Edmonton-Sherwood Park)
13. Conservative MP John Williams (Edmonton-St. Albert)
14. Conservative MP Normal Doyle (St. John's East)
15. NDP MP Bill Blaikie (Elmwood-Transcona)

Vacant seats:

1. Bloc MP Yvan Loubier (Saint-Hyacinthe-Bagot)
2. Liberal MP Jean Lapierre (Outremont)

Joseph R. (Joe) Comuzzi (Thunder Bay--Superior North) is expected not to run, but has not yet made an announcement.

John Williams (Edmonton - St. Albert, Conservative party)

Dear Mr. McOrmond,

Thank you for your email requesting that we respond to your election survey.

We have found over the years that surveys tend to focus too specifically on individual issues and do not reflect the overall position of either our candidate or the Conservative Party. Therefore, as a matter of our local campaign policy, we do not respond to surveys of any kind.

Yours truly,

Scott Wilson
Campaign Manager
Campaign to Re-Elect John Williams, M.P.
Edmonton-St. Albert

Election 2006: Edmonton--St. Albert

Election 2006: Please add comments to discuss riding specific activities, links to candidate information, etc.

Incumbent information


Edmonton–St. Albert / Edmonton–St. Albert
MP: John Williams (Parliamentary Internet)

Reply to constituent of Edmonton--St. Albert about Copyright..

A constituent wrote a letter to John Williams in March, and received the following reply from staff in April 2005.

On behalf of Mr. Williams, thank you very much for your email.

I contacted Ms. Bev Oda, our Chief Critic in this regard, and she advises that there will likely be legislation presented in the House of Commons in May, 2005 regarding copyright. Ms. Oda pointed out, however, that until the legislation is presented, we will not know its specific contents, and therefore, it is impossible to provide a perspective.

Even although there have been news reports and even many rumours regarding the contents of upcoming copyright legislation, none has so far been proposed.

Please know that your input is always welcome, and perhaps we could communicate again if and once the copyright legislation is before Parliament. At that time, we will all know the issues at hand and Mr. Williams will be in a better position to respond to any concerns you may have.

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