The Honourable James Moore
Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
Port Moody–Westwood–Port Coquitlam (British Columbia)
James Moore was born in New Westminster, raised in Coquitlam, and resides in Port Moody.
Mr. Moore was first elected to the House of Commons in 2000 and was re-elected in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2011.
From 2001 to 2005 Mr. Moore served as the Senior Transport Critic for Canada's Official Opposition and Vice-Chair of the Commons Transport Committee
In February 2006, Mr. 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. In October of 2008, Mr. Moore was sworn in as the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
Mr. Moore is currently a member of the Cabinet Committee on Priorities and Planning, Cabinet Committee on Operations, and the Cabinet Committee on Social Affairs.
In addition to his community and political work, Mr. Moore also has extensive experience in broadcasting. He launched and hosted his own public affairs talk show before entering politics.
Mr. Moore is a graduate of the University of Northern British Columbia and holds a Master of Arts degree in Political Studies from the University of Saskatchewan.