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Encyclopedia > David Emerson
Hon. Dr. David Lee Emerson
Minister of International Trade
Minister for the Pacific Gateway and the Vancouver-Whistler Olympics
Incumbent
Riding Vancouver Kingsway
In office since 2004 Federal Election
Preceded by Sophia Leung
Born September 17, 1945 (1945-09-17) (age 62)
Flag of Quebec Montreal, Quebec
Residence Vancouver
Political party

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Profession(s) Economist, executive, researcher, senior public servant
Religion Buddhist [1]
Spouse Theresa Yuek-Si Tang
Portfolio(s) Minister of Industry

David Lee Emerson, PC, Ph.D, MA, MP (born September 17, 1945, in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian politician, who was previously a businessman and a civil servant. Emerson is Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Pacific Gateway and the Vancouver-Whistler Olympics in the Canadian Cabinet. Like all other federal cabinet members, he is a member of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada and has the right to the style "The Honourable" for life. Alan Greenspan, former chairman, United States Federal Reserve. ... For the suburb of Melbourne, Australia, see Research, Victoria. ... A bureaucrat is a member of a bureaucracy, usually within an institution of the government. ... A replica of an ancient statue found among the ruins of a temple at Sarnath Buddhism is a philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, a prince of the Shakyas, whose lifetime is traditionally given as 566 to 486 BCE. It had subsequently been accepted by... The Privy Council Office as it appeared in the 1880s The Queens Privy Council for Canada (French: Conseil privé de la Reine pour le Canada) is the council of advisers to the Queen of Canada, whose members are appointed by the Governor General of Canada for life on the... Doctor of Philosophy, abbreviated Ph. ... A Master of Arts is a postgraduate academic masters degree awarded by universities in North America and the United Kingdom (excluding the ancient universities of Scotland and Oxbridge. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... This article needs cleanup. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A politician is an individual who is a formally recognized and active member of a government, or a person who influences the way a society is governed through an understanding of political power and group dynamics. ... A businessman (sometimes businesswoman, female; or businessperson, gender neutral) is a generic term for a wide range of people engaged in profit-oriented enterprises, generally the management of a company. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Image:EmersD.jpg David Emerson  It should be possible to replace this fair use image with a freely licensed one. ... Wikinews has related news: Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Games, are the next Winter Olympics and will be celebrated in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 2010. ... The Cabinet of Canada plays an important role in the Canadian government in accordance with the Westminster System. ... The Privy Council Office as it appeared in the 1880s The Queens Privy Council for Canada (French: Conseil privé de la Reine pour le Canada) is the council of advisers to the Queen of Canada, whose members are appointed by the Governor General of Canada for life on the... The prefix The Honourable or The Honorable ( or formerly The Honble) is a title of quality attached to the names of certain classes of persons. ...


Emerson has been the Member of Parliament for the riding of Vancouver Kingsway in British Columbia since 2004. He was first elected as a Liberal and served as Minister of Industry under Prime Minister Paul Martin. He was re-elected in the 2006 federal election as a Liberal. On February 6, 2006, Emerson accepted an offer to join the Conservative Government as Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Pacific Gateway and the Vancouver-Whistler Olympics. He thus became the first Canadian MP to take his seat in a newly-elected Parliament as a member of a party opposed to that under whose banner he won it. A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... An electoral district is a geographically-based constituency upon which Canadas representative democracy is based. ... Vancouver Kingsway is a federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th - Total 944,735 km... The Canadian federal election, 2004 (more formally, the 38th general election), was held on June 28, 2004 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: ), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, The Minister of Industry is responsible for overseeing the federal governments economic development and corporate affairs department, Industry Canada. ... Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), is the Minister of the Crown who is head of the Government of Canada. ... Paul Edgar Philippe Martin, PC, MP, BA, LLB, LLD (h. ... Rendition of party representation in the 39th Canadian parliament decided by this election. ... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


David Emerson has been considered unlikely to be able to win reelection in his current riding due to lingering public anger over his change of party affiliation. [2]

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Early life and business career

Emerson attended the University of Alberta and obtained his Bachelor of Economics degree in 1968 and his Master of Economics degree in 1970. He then went on to Queen's University where he received his Ph.D in Economics. The University of Alberta (U of A) is a public coeducational research university located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... Queens University, or simply Queens, is a coeducational, non-sectarian university located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, on the edge of Lake Ontario. ... Doctor of Philosophy, abbreviated Ph. ... Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ...


In 1975, after working as a researcher for the Economic Council of Canada, Emerson moved to British Columbia and joined the public service. In 1984, he became Deputy Minister of Finance. Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th - Total 944,735 km...


In 1986, Emerson was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Western and Pacific Bank of Canada. He transformed it into the Western Bank of Canada- the only regional bank to survive and prosper. Four years later, he returned as Deputy Minister of Finance and was quickly promoted to Deputy Minister to the Premier and President of the British Columbia Trade Development Corporation. The Canadian Western Bank is a bank that is based in Edmonton, and which operates primarily in western Canada. ...


From 1992 to 1997, Emerson was President and Chief Executive Officer of the newly created Vancouver International Airport Authority.


In 1998, Emerson was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Canfor Corporation, a leading integrated forest products company and Canada's largest producer of softwood lumber. With 8,100 workers and annual revenues of $3.2 billion servicing 10 % of the U.S. market, Canfor operates pulp and paper mills as well as 19 sawmills across B.C., two in Alberta and one in Quebec. Despite US duties and a higher Canadian dollar, Emerson managed to increase profits and raise share prices through a major acquisition deal and efficiency upgrades, which increased capacity by 30% while reducing production costs by 24%. Canfor Corporation (TSX:CFP) is an Canadian integrated forest products company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... This article is about a community of trees. ... Categories: Stub | Wood ... International Paper Company Wood pulp is the most common material used to make paper. ... International Paper Companys Kraft paper mill in Georgetown, South Carolina. ... For the 1922 film starring Oliver Hardy, see The Sawmill. ... Look up acquisition in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Emerson's directorships included: Terasen Inc; Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada; Vice-Chairman of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives; Chair, British Columbia Ferry Services Inc.; and Chairman and Director of Genus Resource Management Technologies Inc. Terasen Inc (TSX: TER) is a 99% shareholder-owned energy company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Royal & SunAlliance (LSE: RSA) is a British general insurance company. ... The Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE) is an organization in Canada comprised of chief executive officers of roughly 150 leading Canadian corporations. ... British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. ...


Election history

Bypassing the nomination process, Paul Martin appointed David Emerson as the Liberal candidate in Vancouver Kingsway for the 2004 election. In the general election, he narrowly defeated Ian Waddell of the New Democratic Party by 1,351 votes. [3] Waddell had previously represented Vancouver Kingsway from 1979 until 1988, when the riding was abolished and Waddell transferred to Port Moody—Coquitlam. The Canadian federal election, 2004 (more formally, the 38th general election), was held on June 28, 2004 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... Ian Gardiner Waddell (born 1942) is a Canadian politician. ... This article is about the Canadian political party. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Port Moody—Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam is a former federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of British Columbia. ...


The 2006 election saw a rematch between Emerson and Waddell. This time, Emerson won handily, defeating Waddell by nearly 10 points as the Liberals nearly swept Vancouver.


Emerson attracted some media attention in December 2005 with a comment that NDP leader Jack Layton had a "boiled dog's head smile". While the term is translated from the common and mild Cantonese insult "烚熟狗頭", Emerson said that he believed it to be a humorous phrase indicating a person with an "overextended grin". Emerson said that his wife, a Cantonese speaker, used the phrase to describe him when he posed for pictures. [4] John Gilbert Jack Layton, PC, MP, PhD (born July 18, 1950) is a social democratic Canadian politician and current leader of Canadas New Democratic Party (since 2003). ... This article is on all of the Yue dialects. ...


Crossing the floor

At some point between election day and the day Harper was due to be sworn in as prime minister, Emerson accepted an offer from Harper to cross the floor and become Minister of International Trade in Harper's new Conservative minority government. According to Emerson, British Columbia Conservative campaign coordinator John Reynolds called him the day after the election to ask if he was interested in having a conversation with Harper. [5] John Douglas Reynolds (born January 19, 1942) is a Conservative Member of Parliament for West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country in the Canadian House of Commons. ...


Gaining regional representation in Cabinet from key metropolitan areas, such as Vancouver, according to Harper, was key to the decision in asking Emerson to cross the floor. Indeed, 2006 marked the first time in decades that a centre-right party had been completely shut out in Vancouver. However, Emerson's Conservative opponent, Kanman Wong, claimed on February 10, 2006 that Emerson was seriously considering crossing the floor during the run-up to the election. Wong added that he would have stood down in Emerson's favour had he done so. [6] Kanman Wong (born 1960) was the candidate for the electoral riding of Vancouver Kingsway for the 2006 Canadian federal election, representing the Conservative Party of Canada. ... is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In any case, Emerson's decision was kept secret from his Liberal colleagues, the press, and even most Conservatives until February 6, 2006, when he arrived at Rideau Hall, the official residence of the Governor General, for the swearing-in of the new government. In addition to his International Trade portfolio, Emerson was given responsibility for the Pacific Gateway and the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, areas of particular importance to the riding of Vancouver-Kingsway and in general, the Greater Vancouver area. He was ranked third in Cabinet in the order of precedence, behind Harper and House Leader Rob Nicholson, by virtue of his appointment to the Privy Council in 2004. [7] He is fourth in line to stand in for Harper if the prime minister is unable to perform his duties (Harper did not name a Deputy Prime Minister). Interestingly, he is ahead of Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay, even though MacKay is deputy leader of the Conservative Party. [8] is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rideau Hall is the official residence of the Governor General of Canada, and is the place of residence of the Monarch of Canada when visiting Ottawa. ... The Governor General of Canada (French (feminine): Gouverneure générale du Canada or (masculine) Gouverneur général du Canada) is the vice-regal representative in Canada of the Canadian monarch, who is the head of state; Canada is one of sixteen Commonwealth realms, all of which share the... Denmark France Germany India Isle of Man Italy Jamaica New Zealand Norway Poland Romania Spain Sri Lanka Switzerland Turkey United Kingdom United States The Canadian order of precedence is a nominal and symbolic hierarchy of important positions within the Government of Canada. ... The Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (French: Leader du gouvernement à la Chambre des communes), more commonly known as the Government House Leader, is the Cabinet minister responsible for planning and managing the governments legislative program in the Canadian House of Commons. ... For the musician, better known as Blasko, see Rob Nicholson (musician). ... The Deputy Prime Minister of Canada (French: Vice-premier ministre du Canada) is an honorary position in the Canadian government, conferred at the discretion of the Prime Minister on a member of the cabinet. ... The Minister of Foreign Affairs (French: Ministre des Affaires étrangères) is the Minister of the Crown in the Canadian Cabinet who is responsible for overseeing the federal governments international relations section of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. ... Peter Gordon MacKay, Conservative, QC, MP (born September 27, 1965) serves as the member of Parliament (MP) for Central Nova, Nova Scotia, Canadas Minister of National Defence and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. ... Deputy Leader in the Westminster system is the second-in-command of a political party, behind the party leader. ...


Emerson had given no public indication that he was thinking of leaving the Liberal Party during the election campaign, Wong's remarks notwithstanding. As a Cabinet minister he had been featured prominently in Liberal TV ads in British Columbia promoting that party as the best choice for voters. He launched several blistering attacks against Harper and the Conservatives during the campaign, including one assertion that under a Harper government, "the strong [would] survive and the weak die". On election night, he told supporters that he wanted to be "Stephen Harper's worst nightmare." In an interview with CTV after being sworn in, he clarified to reporters about the heated partisan rhetoric used during the campaign. Emerson told CTV that he runs his riding office on a nonpartisan basis, and that his first priority was the interests of the people of Vancouver Kingsway. [9] This article is about the Broadcast Television Network CTV, for the broadcasting television company see CTVglobemedia. ...


Controversy

Part of the Emerson controversy stems from Vancouver Kingsway's voting history. The riding has long been one of the more left-leaning ones in Vancouver; most election battles take place between the Liberals and NDP. Vancouver Kingsway previously existed from 1953 to 1988 and elected a Progressive Conservative candidate only once, during the 1958 Tory landslide. It has not elected a Conservative or any member of its predecessor parties--the PCs, the Reform Party of Canada or the Canadian Alliance--since its recreation in 1997. The Conservative candidate in 2006, Wong, finished a distant third with only 8,700 votes--12,000 votes behind Emerson and 7,000 behind Waddell--and 19% of the total vote. In the 2004 election, the Conservative candidate, Jesse Johl, finished with 16.5% of the vote. Both totals were far less than the combined PC/Canadian Alliance vote of 34.4% in 2000. The NDP's vote share of less than 16% in that 2000 election jumped to more than 37% when Emerson first ran in 2004. Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 24th general election was held just nine months after the 23rd and transformed Prime Minister John Diefenbakers minority into the largest ever majority government in Canadian history. ... The Reform Party of Canada was a Canadian federal political party that existed from 1987 to 2000. ... The Canadian Alliance, formally the Canadian Reform Conservative Alliance, was a Canadian conservative political party that existed from 2000 to 2003. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... The 2000 Canadian federal election was held on November 27, 2000, to elect 301 Members of Parliament to the House of Commons of Canada. ...


Liberal MP and former Minister of Health Ujjal Dosanjh noted that a poll held prior to the election showed less than 20 per cent of residents in the riding knew Emerson by name, lending credence to the assertions that voters essentially intended to elect the Liberals. Emerson's defection defeated the purpose of their voting. In the Cabinet of Canada, The Minister of Health (French: Ministre de la Santé) is responsible for overseeing the federal governments health department (Health Canada) and enforcing the Canada Health Act, the law governing Medicare. ... Hon. ...


Liberal National President Mike Eizenga said that Emerson knew "if he was running in that riding as a Conservative, he wouldn't have a chance" and has demanded his resignation. [10] Democracy Watch, a nonpartisan ethics watchdog, said it plans to complain to the Ethics Commissioner since Emerson was still technically a Liberal minister when he accepted Harper's offer. The group claims that Emerson's switch violates the federal ethics code and post-employment regulations for officeholders. NDP MP Peter Julian has also called for an inquiry, claiming that the additional benefits Emerson would receive as a Cabinet member compared to those he would have received as an opposition MP carry at least the appearance that Emerson acted in his own private interest. [11] Mike Eizenga is the current National President of the Liberal Party of Canada. ... Peter Julian (born April 16, 1962) is a Canadian politician. ...


Bill Graham, acting parliamentary leader of the Liberal Party and Leader of the Opposition, called Emerson's behavior cynical and claimed his actions diminished "the faith of citizens in a system under which we have to govern." Martin, who left on a vacation to Europe shortly after resigning as prime minister, was "astonished" by Emerson's defection and criticized both Emerson and Harper for avoiding "an appropriate level of scrutiny on this matter -- a decision that I believe robs Canadians and the people of Vancouver Kingsway of a deserved explanation". Hon. ... The Leader of the Opposition (French: Chef de lOpposition) in Canada is the Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons who leads Her Majestys Loyal Opposition (the body in Parliament recognized as the Official Opposition). ...


Criticism has also come from Emerson's fellow Conservatives. Garth Turner, a Conservative MP from Ontario said that "anyone who crosses the floor ultimately should go back to the people for ratification and I stick by it and hopefully in this case that will happen..." [12] He later suggested that his criticism "seriously limited" his future in the party. Myron Thompson of Alberta has also called for Emerson to step down and run in a by-election. [13] John Garth Turner, PC, MP, BA, MA (born March 14, 1949) is a Canadian business journalist, broadcaster, and politician. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government - Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... Image:Myronthompson. ... Motto: Fortis et liber(Latin) Strong and free Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Official languages English (see below) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong - Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 28 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (split from Northwest Territories) (8th [Province]) Area Ranked...


However, MacKay told CTV's Mike Duffy Live that Emerson wanted to continue and finish the work he already started as Minister of Industry under Martin on a multi-billion dollar softwood lumber deal with the United States--a deal that could potentially bring a huge windfall to Canada and particularly Emerson’s major lumber producing province, British Columbia. Mike Duffy Live is a Canadian political affairs television show which airs weekdays on CTV Newsnet. ... Categories: Stub | Wood ...


MacKay later also said that there was no comparison between Emerson's switch and that of Belinda Stronach. Reynolds also defended Emerson's switch, saying that Vancouver Kingsway got the better end of the bargain since "instead of having someone in opposition, they have someone who is a cabinet minister of a new government." As Minister of International Trade, Emerson will have key influence on matters relevant to constituents of Vancouver-Kingsway particularly as The Greater Vancouver Area prepares for the 2010 Olympics. The defection also has the support of Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan, British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell, the Vancouver Board of Trade, former Prime Minister Kim Campbell, as well as several prominent businessmen in Vancouver. Belinda Caroline Stronach, PC, MP (born May 2, 1966 in Newmarket, Ontario) is a Canadian businessperson, philanthropist, politician, and a Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) in the Canadian House of Commons. ... The following is a list of mayors of Vancouver, British Columbia. ... Sam Sullivan, CM (born 1960) is the Mayor of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Categories: Stub | British Columbia premiers ... Gordon Muir Campbell, BA, MBA, MLA (born January 12, 1948) is the 34th Premier of British Columbia. ... This article is about the former Canadian Prime Minster. ...


In a letter dated Monday February 6, the Vancouver Kingsway Liberal riding association requested that Emerson repay $97,000 spent during his re-election campaign. [14] Emerson has stated that he does not intend to repay any expenses, arguing that he has raised large sums for the Liberal party from his corporate connections. On February 8, 2006, Emerson described Liberal attacks on his defection as a sign of "deep sickness" and said that his children were being treated with hostility at school because of his defection. [15] Harper called the attacks on Emerson "superficial", the switch was made "in the best interests of not just British Columbia but good government". Emerson has given some thought to resigning over the furor, but told CBC News in Vancouver on February 10 that he would not resign or run in a byelection. [16] Aside from that appearance, Emerson cancelled a telephone press conference on February 9 due to traffic. is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... In Canadian politics a riding association or constituency association is the basic unit of a political party, that is it is the partys organization at the level of the electoral constituency or riding. ... is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


In its February 9 edition, the Toronto Star reported Liberal accusations that Emerson delayed the closing of the softwood lumber deal in the waning days of the Liberal government to benefit Harper, although there is no evidence as of yet that Emerson was considering joining the Conservatives at that time. The Star said that the deal was delayed because "the former Liberal industry minister worried that a pre-election announcement would damage Liberal prospects in key British Columbia ridings". [17] Bill Casey, a Conservative MP from Nova Scotia, suggested that there was considerable wariness among his colleagues that Emerson was in charge of the softwood lumber file again. is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... William D. Casey (born February 19, 1945 in Amherst, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian politician. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit(Latin) One defends and the other conquers Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English, Canadian Gaelic Government - Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis - Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 11 - Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867...


The furor has reinvigorated support for legislation requiring MPs who switch parties to step down and run for their own vacancy in a by-election. NDP MP Peter Stoffer announced on February 13 that he would reintroduce a private member's bill making such a provision. Turner plans to introduce a similar bill, despite pressure from his party to back off. Speaking on Vancouver radio station CKNW, Emerson said he would be glad to discuss the bill in Parliament: "I'll participate in that debate, I may even vote for it, and I will certainly abide by it." [18] Stoffer's earlier floor-crossing bill (C-251) was defeated during the last Canadian Parliament. [19] Emerson has vowed to resign only if such a law were passed retroactively or if the ethics commissioner found him to be at fault. Peter Arend Stoffer (born January 6, 1956 in Heerlen, Limburg, Netherlands) is a Canadian politician. ... is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... A Private Members Bill is a proposed law introduced by a backbench member of parliament, whether from the government or the opposition side, to that legislature or parliament. ... CKNW is the leading talk radio station in Vancouver, British Columbia. ...


A crowd of over 700 [20] gathered at an NDP-organized protest rally in Emerson's riding on Saturday February 11. Another smaller rally took place at Emerson's riding office the next day. On April 2, a crowd, variously estimated between 1000 and 1200 participated in a Walk for Democracy organized by a group calling themselves Real Democracy. At times the tightly packed crowd stretched out over five blocks along one lane of Kingsway as the march proceeded along the 2 kilometre route past Emerson's constituency office to the rally. The next day, another group flew an airplane over Canada's parliament asking the Member of Parliament to "call home". This was in reference to the fact that David Emerson had remained low key and made few public appearances in the riding for the months of February and March. is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


According to an online poll from The Globe and Mail, 77% of respondents want Emerson to step down and run in a by-election. A similar online poll conducted by Maclean's magazine showed 66% want Emerson to run in a by-election. Ipsos Reid in mid-February 2006 conducted a poll of British Columbians and found that even in staunchly Conservative areas of the province, respondents were 75% in favour of a by-election being called. The Globe and Mail is a large English language national newspaper based in Toronto, Canada, and printed in seven cities across Canada. ... A cover of the Canadian magazine Macleans. ...


On March 3, 2006, Ethics Commissioner Bernard Shapiro announced that he was launching a preliminary inquiry into conflict-of-interest allegations against Emerson and Harper. Shapiro says he will look into what influence may have been wielded in the decision by Emerson to cross the floor. [21] [22] On March 20, 2006, Shapiro stated that he was "satisfied that no special inducement was offered by Mr. Harper to convince Mr. Emerson to join his cabinet and his party". He found no wrongdoing on Emerson's part and recommended a parliamentary debate on floor crossing. [23] is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bernard J. Shapiro (born June 8, 1935) is a Canadian academic, civil servant, former Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University from 1994 to 2002, and the first Ethics Commissioner of Canada in May, 2004. ... is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Recent news

On April 27, 2006, Prime Minister Harper announced that Canada has reached an agreement with the United States on softwood lumber. Working closely with Minister Emerson and Canadian ambassador to the U.S. Michael Wilson, this landmark agreement resolves a dispute distrupting Canada-U.S. relations since 1982 when U.S. lumber producers first petitioned against Canadian softwood lumber imports under U.S. countervailing duty law. Previous Liberal governments had enacted two five year deals, the last one expiring March 31, 2001. Since then, Canada had been locked in costly domestic and international litigation as U.S. lumber companies charge Canada with dumping subsidized lumber into the U.S. market. April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 248 days remaining. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States-Canada softwood lumber dispute is one of the most significant and enduring trade disputes in modern history. ... An ambassador, rarely embassador, is a diplomatic official accredited to a foreign sovereign or government, or to an international organization, to serve as the official representative of his or her own country. ... Hon. ... is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


The softwood lumber deal ensures no quotas or tariffs at current lumber prices, repayment of at least $4 billion in unfairly collected duties to lumber companies, and provincial and regional flexibility depending on operating conditions. “Canada’s bargaining position was strong; our conditions were clear; and this agreement delivers,” said the Prime Minister. “It’s a good deal that resolves this long-standing dispute and allows us to move on.” The deal also received support from Canada’s three major softwood producing provinces, British Columbia, Quebec and Ontario. [24]


Since the initial announcement, the province of British Columbia has expressed dissatisfaction the agreement's details. [25] Claiming industry support, B.C.'s attorney-general, Rich Coleman, has threatened to "derail the deal" if the provincial government's concerns are not met. Under contention are several details, including an "opt-out" clause (allowing either Canadian or U.S. governments to back out of the deal after 23 months). [26]


A number of analysts, however, have described the deal as a shameful capitulation of Canadian interests. The deal includes language that requires all Canadian companies to drop legal actions against the U.S. government. [27]


On September 12, 2006, Emerson and U.S Trade Representative Susan Schwab officially signed the deal in Ottawa ending years of differences on that issue. [28] is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Susan C. Schwab is currently Acting United States Trade Representative. ...


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Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Sophia Leung, Liberal
Member of Parliament for Vancouver Kingsway
2004-present
Succeeded by
incumbent
28th Ministry - Government of Stephen Harper
Cabinet Posts (1)
Predecessor Office Successor
Jim Peterson Minister of International Trade
(2006–present)
incumbent
27th Ministry - Government of Paul Martin
Cabinet Posts (1)
Predecessor Office Successor
Lucienne Robillard Minister of Industry
(2004–2006)
Maxime Bernier

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References

  1. ^ http://westernstandard.blogs.com/shotgun/2006/02/emerson_inner_s.html
  2. ^ Galloway, Gloria. "Emerson mulling run at re-election", Globe and Mail, 8 February 2006. Retrieved on 2007-04-27. 
  3. ^ http://www.elections.ca/scripts/OVR2004/default.html
  4. ^ NDP slams Liberal attack on Layton's smile, CBC News, December 29, 2005
  5. ^ http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&call_pageid=971358637177&c=Article&cid=1139267414477
  6. ^ http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/News/2006/02/10/1434834-sun.html
  7. ^ http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/people/key/curmin.asp?lang=E&param=P
  8. ^ http://www.electionblog.ctv.ca/default.asp?item=145366
  9. ^ http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20060206/emerson_defection_060206
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  12. ^ http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20060209/emerson_softwood_allegations_060209/20060209
  13. ^ http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20060210/emerson_turner_060210/20060210
  14. ^ http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20060207/emerson_riding_060207/20060208
  15. ^ Vancouver Liberals want Emerson to repay $97,000, CBC News, February 8, 2006
  16. ^ http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2006/02/11/david_emerson060311.html
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  23. ^ http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2006/03/20/ethics-emerson060320.html
  24. ^ http://pm.gc.ca/eng/media.asp?id=1141
  25. ^ http://www.cbc.ca/cp/business/060705/b070572.html
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David Emerson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2708 words)
Emerson is Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Pacific Gateway and the Vancouver-Whistler Olympics in the Canadian Cabinet.
David Emerson attended the University of Alberta and obtained his Bachelor of Economics degree in 1968 and his Master of Economics degree in 1970.
Emerson's decision was kept secret from his Liberal colleagues, the press and even most Conservatives until February 6 when he arrived at Rideau Hall, the official residence of the Governor General, for the swearing-in of the new government.
The Campaign to De-Elect David Emerson - Emersoncampaign.ca (1419 words)
Here in the riding, one of the places in Canada David Emerson does his utmost to avoid, the campaign continues to meet and hear from constituents that remain angry at how David Emerson and Stephen Harper thumbed their nose at Canadians and make a mockery of our democracy.
David Emerson can fully expect that our efforts will be in high gear and fine form whenever, if ever, he next runs for office, no matter where in Canada that may be.
Trade Minister David Emerson, faced with mounting criticism of the new softwood lumber deal with the United States, says if the agreement falls apart it won't be his fault - and he wouldn't resign over it.
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