Federal heritage minister to address Chamber of Commerce

James Moore will take the opportunity to discuss a number of items relevant to British Columbians

At a Chamber luncheon on Jan. 21, James Moore, Minister for Canadian Heritage and Federal Regional Minister for B.C., will discuss priorities for the Government of Canada for 2013 and look toward the upcoming 2013 Federal Budget.

The luncheon is presented by the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce with the support of the John Duncan MP.

Minister Moore will take the opportunity to discuss a number of items relevant to British Columbians such as Transport and Infrastructure, international Trade, Arts and Culture and the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor.  The presentation will also provide an opportunity for the audience to ask questions of Minister Moore and Minister Duncan and provide input on the upcoming Budget 2013.

“We are pleased that the government is engaging businesses and our community in these discussions and we look forward to learning more on Jan. 21,” said Colleen Evans, Campbell River Chamber of Commerce President and CEO.

The luncheon will take place at the Coast Discovery Inn.  Doors open at 11:30 a.m. with a networking reception, followed by lunch and speaker presentation from noon – 1:15 p.m.

Pre-registration is required. Tickets are $35 (includes lunch) for Chamber Members and $50 future members.  To register and order tickets, visit www.CampbellRiverChamber.ca  or call 250-287-4636.


About Minister James Moore

James Moore is the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Moore was first elected to the House of Commons in 2000 and was re-elected in 2004, 2006, and 2008. In February 2006, Moore was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services. He was also named Parliamentary Secretary for the Pacific Gateway and the Vancouver–Whistler Olympics in April 2006. He was named Secretary of State (Asia–Pacific Gateway) (2010 Olympics) (Official Languages) in June 2008.

Moore is currently a member of the Cabinet Committee on Operations, as well as the Cabinet Committee on Social Affairs.

In addition to his community and political work, Moore also has extensive experience in broadcasting, having launched and hosted his own public affairs talk show before entering politics. Moore is a graduate of the University of Northern British Columbia.