Rona Ambrose
Canadian politician
Rona Ambrose
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.
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Canada's Trudeau to face ethics questions over party fundraisers
Yahoo News - 2 months
By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, dogged by accusations that rich donors to his Liberal Party gained privileged access, will be questioned by the ethics commissioner to see whether he broke conflict of interest rules, an official said on Thursday. The development marks a new low for Trudeau, who came to power in November 2015 vowing to run an open and ethical government but faces relentless accusations that the Liberals are running a cash-for-access scheme. "I will follow up with Mr. Trudeau regarding his involvement with the fundraising events," Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson said in a letter to Rona Ambrose, interim leader of the opposition Conservative Party, who had filed a complaint.
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'Complete insanity' to pursue carbon tax now that Trump will be president, says Ambrose - CBC.ca
Google News - 3 months
CBC.ca 'Complete insanity' to pursue carbon tax now that Trump will be president, says Ambrose CBC.ca Pursuing a carbon tax now that Donald Trump has become president-elect is "complete insanity," says interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose. "It's complete insanity that we would kneecap our own economy, and put ourselves at a competitive ... Tory interim leader Rona Rona Ambrose says Clinton's defeat not a rejection of womenToronto Star Ambrose on harassment, and Vegreville job loss630ched.com Rona Ambrose slams federal government for moving immigration processing centre out of Alberta townGlobalnews.ca all 7 news articles »
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Rona Ambrose says Conservative leadership race is wide open because there is 'no big name' - CBC.ca
Google News - 5 months
CBC.ca Rona Ambrose says Conservative leadership race is wide open because there is 'no big name' CBC.ca Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose says the race to replace Stephen Harper is "wide open" because there is "no big name" currently in the running. "We could have as many as a dozen caucus members running for the race, and frankly, it's a wide ... Nick Kouvalis: The shrewd strategist behind Leitch's Tory leadership bidThe Globe and Mail Tory leaders must stand for somethingCalgary Sun MacDougall: Why top-tier Tories are refusing to lead the fight against Justin TrudeauOttawa Citizen iPolitics.ca (subscription) all 7 news articles »
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Values test for newcomers "dangerous," immigration minister says - Toronto Star
Google News - 5 months
Toronto Star Values test for newcomers "dangerous," immigration minister says Toronto Star Immigration Minister John McCallum said the suggestion by Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch to screen for “ant-Canadian” values ignores existing processes. “We tell the newcomers about Canadian law, about Canadian way of life, about the ... Tony Clement 'wouldn't be happy' if Rona Ambrose criticized his proposalsCTV News Kevin O'Leary writes off Kellie Leitch's candidacy over values testThe Globe and Mail Michael Den Tandt: Nativism in the US and Canada has become one of the sad legacies of 9/11National Post Canada Free Press -South Asian Link -TheChronicleHerald.ca -Toronto Sun all 65 news articles »
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Marijuana must be regulated quickly to protect kids, Conservatives say - The Globe and Mail
Google News - about 1 year
The Globe and Mail Marijuana must be regulated quickly to protect kids, Conservatives say The Globe and Mail The Liberal federal government is facing pressure from an unlikely source to quickly legalize and regulate the sale of recreational marijuana: the Conservative Party of Canada. At a news conference on Monday, interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose ... La Loche Shooting Victims Honoured With Moment Of Silence In House Of CommonsHuffington Post Canada Conservatives demand clarity on Liberal pipeline policy as Parliament resumesWinnipeg Free Press House of Commons pauses for moment of silence for La Loche shooting victimsSaskatoon StarPhoenix CityNews -Kawartha Media Group all 40 news articles »
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Conservative leader makes a stop in Calgary - CTV News
Google News - about 1 year
CTV News Conservative leader makes a stop in Calgary CTV News Rona Ambrose, the interim leader of the federal Tories, will be stopping in Calgary on Thursday on her tour of the country ahead of the federal budget and many will be listening to what she has to say about the economy. It was another tumultuous day on ... Ambrose walks Tories down thin lineBrandon Sun Time for feds to address high real estate prices: Rona AmbroseVancouver Sun The sooner we legalize pot and regulate it, the better: Rona AmbroseVancity Buzz all 8 news articles »
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Rona Ambrose heads out on national tour ahead of winter sitting - The Globe and Mail
Google News - about 1 year
The Globe and Mail Rona Ambrose heads out on national tour ahead of winter sitting The Globe and Mail Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose is on a national tour this week ahead of the winter session of Parliament. While both the governing Liberals and New Democrats have strategy sessions planned for their respective caucuses, the Conservative are ... Tory interim leader heads on national tour ahead of winter sittingMacleans.ca Tory's Rona Ambrose heads on national tour ahead of winter sittingGlobalnews.ca Rona Ambrose kicks off a national tour ahead of Parliament sittingMetroNews Canada all 38 news articles »
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'I'm a bridge-builder': Ambrose insists she won't run for Tory leadership ... - National Post
Google News - about 1 year
National Post 'I'm a bridge-builder': Ambrose insists she won't run for Tory leadership ... National Post Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose says she definitely won't seek her party's permanent leadership, but has spoken to all the “obvious candidates,” encouraged them to run, and will do what she can to help them promote themselves both inside and ... In defence of the Fords and nannies: A week on the HillToronto Sun Tony Clement organizers meet to discuss possible leadership bidToronto Star Former PM Stephen Harper will be in the House for key votes, Ambrose saysCBC.ca Macleans.ca all 12 news articles »
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MacDougall: With Trudeau in vogue, Conservatives have a job to do - Ottawa Citizen
Google News - about 1 year
Ottawa Citizen MacDougall: With Trudeau in vogue, Conservatives have a job to do Ottawa Citizen Health Minister Rona Ambrose responds to a question in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Adrian Wyld / CP. Share Adjust Comment Print. As any short-panted partisan will tell you, being dumped from the government benches sucks ... Justin Trudeau still riding high in popular support, poll showsToronto Star Reality confronts Liberal promises as Trudeau rides wave of popularityMetroNews Canada Liberal red seeping into messaging on non-partisan government websitesThe Globe and Mail Macleans.ca -Toronto Sun -National Post all 51 news articles »
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'Rich' Justin Trudeau should pay for own nannies, Rona Ambrose says - CBC.ca
Google News - about 1 year
CBC.ca 'Rich' Justin Trudeau should pay for own nannies, Rona Ambrose says CBC.ca Interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a rich man who should pay for his own nannies and not saddle taxpayers with the cost of raising his three young children. "Mr. Trudeau repeatedly, repeatedly said, 'I am ... Liberals try to put a lid on controversy surrounding Trudeau nanniesToronto Sun Trudeau 'adapting,' not expanding household staff: PMOCTV News Way up in Justin Trudeau's ZeppelinMacleans.ca Ottawa Citizen -Calgary Herald -Globalnews.ca all 574 news articles »
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Several Saskatchewan MP's named to Conservative shadow cabinet - 620 CKRM.com
Google News - over 1 year
620 CKRM.com Several Saskatchewan MP's named to Conservative shadow cabinet 620 CKRM.com Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose has selected her shadow cabinet and it sees many Saskatchewan MP's on it. Gerry Ritz, who had been the agriculture minister in the Harper government, is not the agriculture critic, but the Battlefords MP is a ... Whitney Pier's Lisa Raitt named Tory finance criticCape Breton Post Ambrose turns to defeated Atlantic MP to rebuild Tory support in Eastern CanadaOttawa Citizen Rona Ambrose appoints Scott Armstrong to shadow Conservative cabinetCBC.ca National Post all 69 news articles »
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More clarity from Liberals needed to calm current tensions: Ambrose - Toronto Sun
Google News - over 1 year
Toronto Sun More clarity from Liberals needed to calm current tensions: Ambrose Toronto Sun OTTAWA -- The new interim Conservative leader is promising to change the party's tone, but Rona Ambrose was not as willing Wednesday to say she would abandon the practice of using cultural wedge issues as a political tactic. Ambrose was asked about a ... UPDATED @Kady – Former House speaker Scheer to become Conservative House leader!Ottawa Citizen Clarity needed from Liberals to calm current tensions: AmbroseWaterloo Record Need to calm current tensions: AmbroseMississauga National Post -Voiceonline.com all 34 news articles »
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Rona Ambrose will support inquiry into missing, murdered indigenous women - CBC.ca
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CBC.ca Rona Ambrose will support inquiry into missing, murdered indigenous women CBC.ca The Conservatives will support a public inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women, says interim leader Rona Ambrose. Her comments mark a stunning reversal of the position taken by the Conservatives under Stephen Harper, who repeatedly ... Rona Ambrose described as outdoorsy, policy nerd with 'a human touch'CTV News Paula Simons: Off message: Can Edmonton's Rona Ambrose find her own voice?Edmonton Journal Rona Ambrose Says Conservative Party Doesn't Need 'Angry' ToneHuffington Post Canada Bridge River Lillooet News all 30 news articles »
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Rona Ambrose named Canada Tory interim leader
Yahoo News - over 1 year
Longtime government minister Rona Ambrose was tipped Thursday to lead Canada's Conservative party, replacing Stephen Harper who quit after the party was ousted in October legislative elections after nine years in power. Ambrose, 46, was first elected to parliament in 2004 and worked in several key posts in Harper's administration, including minister of the environment, economic diversification, intergovernmental affairs, public works and health.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Rona Ambrose
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 45
    On November 13, 2015, Ambrose responded to the terrorist attacks in Paris committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
    More Details Hide Details Ambrose stated, "The fight against ISIS (ISIL) requires a strong humanitarian response, but also a military response... It's important that we remain resolute and support our allies."
    She was elected to that post on November 5, 2015—becoming the third woman to hold the post.
    More Details Hide Details Under the party constitution, as interim leader she is not eligible to run for the leadership at the next Conservative Party of Canada leadership election.
    Stephen Harper resigned as Conservative party leader after the party was defeated by the Liberals in the 2015 election.
    More Details Hide Details Ambrose, who was elected in the new riding of Sturgeon River-Parkland—essentially the suburban portion of her old riding, announced that she would run for the interim leadership of the Conservative Party.
    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".
    More Details Hide Details When asked why the testing has not been done when people are taking medical marijuana every day, she responded, "It is not my job as Minister. If there is clinical evidence and a company decided... to submit it to the regulatory approval process, it would be looked at. That has never happened." In 2008, Ambrose was No. 17 on the Western Standard's "Liberty 100" top Canadian "pro-freedom activists, journalists, think-tankers and partisans".
    When the Conservatives were consigned to opposition in the 2015 federal election, Ambrose was elected as interim leader, and hence Leader of the Opposition, until a permanent successor to Stephen Harper can be chosen.
    More Details Hide Details Ambrose is the third female leader of Canada's conservative party. The first was former Prime Minister Kim Campbell who led Canada's now defunct Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, and the second was Deborah Grey, of the former Canadian Alliance. She is also the third woman to serve as Opposition Leader, after Deborah Grey and Nycole Turmel. All three of them served in an interim capacity. Ambrose was born Ronalee Chapchuk in Valleyview, Alberta, the daughter of Colleen (Clark) and James Chapchuk. She grew up both in Brazil and in Parkland County, Alberta. In addition to English, she also speaks Portuguese and Spanish but is less fluent in French. Ambrose has a Bachelor of Arts in women's and gender studies from the University of Victoria and a Master of Arts degree in political science from the University of Alberta.
  • 2013
    Age 43
    In July 2013, Stephen Harper appointed Rona Ambrose as Minister of Health and kept her as Minister of Western Economic Diversification.
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  • 2012
    Age 42
    On September 26, 2012, Ambrose voted in favour of Motion 312, a motion by Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth that would have directed a Commons committee to revisit the section of the Criminal Code defining at what point human life begins.
    More Details Hide Details Viewing the motion as an attempt to re-open debate on abortion laws, Canadian pro-choice groups and Commons opposition parties considered her vote inconsistent with her ministerial role and prompted a call for her resignation. The motion was eventually voted down. Ambrose responded to her critics, stating her concern of discrimination against girls that is made possible by sex-selection abortion. Pro-Life groups praised Ambrose for supporting the Motion.
  • 2010
    Age 40
    On April 9, 2010, she was also named Minister responsible for the Status of Women after Helena Guergis was dismissed from Cabinet.
    More Details Hide Details The International Day of the Girl Child was formally proposed as a resolution by Canada in the United Nations General Assembly. Rona Ambrose, Canada's Minister for the Status of Women, sponsored the resolution; a delegation of women and girls made presentations in support of the initiative at the 55th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly voted to pass a resolution adopting October 11, 2012 as the inaugural International Day of the Girl Child.
    On January 19, 2010, Ambrose succeeded Christian Paradis and was appointed as the new Minister of Public Works and Government Services.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2008
    Age 38
    After winning reelection in the 2008 election, Ambrose was appointed Labour Minister on October 30, 2008.
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  • 2007
    Age 37
    As part of the January 4, 2007 cabinet shuffle, Ambrose was replaced as Environment Minister by John Baird and became Minister of Western Economic Diversification, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada.
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  • 2006
    Age 36
    Ambrose calls herself a libertarian and is a fan of Ayn Rand novels such as Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead. She was a member of the Trilateral Commission, as reported in Vancouver's Georgia Straight, August 24, 2006.
    More Details Hide Details Ambrose was temporarily the Conservative critic for International Trade, after the defection of Belinda Stronach to the Liberal Party.
    News stories began to appear in late 2006 of a possible Cabinet shuffle that included shifting Ambrose from her environment portfolio.
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    Ambrose attended the November 2006 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Nairobi, Kenya.
    More Details Hide Details A few weeks before Ambrose was shuffled out from the environment portfolio, she told a parliamentary committee that Canada had paid its debts under the Kyoto Protocol only to have an Environment Canada official point out that the bill was still unpaid.
    On October 19, 2006, Ambrose introduced a Clean Air Act that aimed to reduce the level of greenhouse emissions starting in 2020, cutting them to about half of the 2003 levels by 2050.
    More Details Hide Details She also introduced other regulations to industries and vehicles as well as a possible cooperation between the federal government and the provinces to create a system that would report air emissions. In an interview with the media, Ambrose denied that the Conservative government had withdrawn from the Kyoto Protocol despite its previous opposition to it. However, industries will have until 2010 before they are expected to reduce emissions, and the government will not have final (and voluntary) targets ready until 2020. Oil companies will have to reduce emissions on a per-barrel basis, reduction proportional to production basis.
    In August 2006 she stated, "I welcome the commitment from British Columbia to preserve and increase the population of Northern Spotted Owls...
    More Details Hide Details It is my opinion that, given the measures they are taking, such as stopping logging in areas currently occupied by the owls, there is no imminent threat to the survival or recovery of the Northern Spotted Owl at this time."
    In June 2006, opposition discontent over Ambrose's actions as environment minister prompted the NDP and the Bloc Québécois to try and table a motion in the Commons environmental committee calling for her resignation.
    More Details Hide Details The motion was blocked with the help of the Liberals after the Conservatives that the motion would be a confidence motion that if passed, would trigger an election in Fall 2006.
    In May 2006, Ambrose criticized the previous Liberal government's failure to meet the high targets that they had negotiated at Kyoto, saying, "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 the Liberals negotiated for Canada."
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    On April 25, 2006, Ambrose expressed her support of the (now defunct) Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate as an alternate to the Kyoto Protocol, because it includes China and India, two large polluting nations that are not bound by the latter agreement.
    More Details Hide Details The APP had voluntary emissions reduction targets and was focused on developing technological solutions to solving climate change.
    On April 13, 2006, Ambrose stopped an Environment Canada scientist, Mark Tushingham, from speaking at the launch of his science fiction novel, Hotter than Hell, set in a dystopian future caused by global warming.
    More Details Hide Details Tushingham's publisher and environmentalists believed this was because the book was not in line with the government's views on climate change, but Ambrose's spokesperson said that the speech was billed as coming from an Environment Canada scientist speaking in official capacity and thus out of process.
    On April 7, 2006, Ambrose announced that Canada had no chance of meeting its targets under the Kyoto Protocol and must set more realistic goals for cutting greenhouse gases. "My departmental officials and the department officials from natural resources have indicated that it is impossible, impossible for Canada to reach its Kyoto target.
    More Details Hide Details And let me be clear. I have been engaging with our international counterparts over the past month, and we are not the only country that is finding itself in this situation", said Ambrose.
    In 2006 elections, Ambrose successfully defended her seat in Edmonton–Spruce Grove with 66.8% of the vote in the riding.
    More Details Hide Details She was then appointed Environment Minister in Prime Minister Stephen Harper's minority government. Ambrose's appointment to cabinet made her the youngest women appointed to cabinet at the time.
  • 2005
    Age 35
    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.
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  • 2004
    Age 34
    Ambrose was first elected as a Member of Parliament in the 2004 federal election for the newly created riding of Edmonton-Spruce Grove in west Edmonton.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1969
    Born
    Born on March 15, 1969.
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