Rona Ambrose

Born Mar 15, 1969

Ronalee "Rona" Ambrose, PC, MP is the Minister of Public Works and Government Services for Canada, Vice-Chair of the Treasury Board Cabinet committee, Minister of State for Status of Women Canada and Minister of Western Economic Diversification. In the previous Parliament, she was Canada's Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Minister of Western Economic Diversification and President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada.… Read More

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  • Rona Ambrose Says Conservative Leadership Race Is Wide Open Because There Is 'no Big Name' Cbc.Ca
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  • Values Test For Newcomers "Dangerous," Immigration Minister Says Toronto Star
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  • Marijuana Must Be Regulated Quickly To Protect Kids, Conservatives Say The Globe And Mail
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1969 Birth Born on March 15, 1969.


2004 35 Years Old Ambrose was first elected as a Member of Parliament in the 2004 federal election.
2005 36 Years Old On February 16, 2005, she made headlines after making a remark in Parliament directed at Liberal Social Development Minister Ken Dryden saying "working women want to make their own choices, we don't need old white guys telling us what to do," in reference to the Liberal national child care plan.
On May 11, 2006, before the House of Commons, she said "We would have to pull every truck and car off the street, shut down every train and ground every plane to reach the Kyoto target negotiated by the Liberals." … Read More
2007 38 Years Old 1 More Event
She was shuffled out of that position on January 4, 2007, and appointed Minister of Western Economic Diversification, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada.


2010 41 Years Old 1 More Event
On January 19, 2010, Ambrose succeeded Christian Paradis and was named the Minister of Public Works and Government Services.
2013 44 Years Old 1 More Event
On July 15, 2013, Ambrose was made Minister of Health and retained the title of Minister of Western Economic Diversification. … Read More
2015 46 Years Old On June 11, 2015, she made headlines for being "outraged" that (in a unanimous decision) the Supreme Court of Canada expanded the definition of what constituted medical marijuana to include oils, teas, brownies, etc. from its previous limitation to dried leaves, arguing "Marijuana has never gone through the regulatory approval process at Health Canada, which requires rigorous safety reviews and clinical trials with scientific evidence". … Read More
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