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Encyclopedia > David Pratt

The Honourable David Pratt, PC , BA (born January 3, 1955) is a Canadian politician. He was the Member of Parliament for Nepean—Carleton from 1997 until 2004. He was Chair of the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs from 2001 to 2003 and also served as a Special Envoy for the Minister of Foreign Affairs to Sierra Leone. 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. ... The Queens Privy Council for Canada is the ceremonial council of advisors to the Queen of Canada, whose members are appointed by her Governor General in Canada for life on the advice of the Prime Minister. ... A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B., from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A politician is an individual involved in politics. ... Members of the House of Commons in the 38th Parliament of Canada, as of July 9, 2005. ... Nepean—Carleton is a Canadian electoral district covering Nepean and other parts of western Ottawa. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Pratt served as Canada's 36th Minister of National Defence in the Cabinet of Canada from December 12, 2003 to July 19, 2004. In the 2004 Canadian federal election, he lost his seat to the Conservative candidate, forcing his departure as Defence Minister a month later. The Minister of National Defence is the Canadian politician within the Cabinet of Canada responsible for the Department of National Defence which oversees the military of Canadas Canadian Forces. ... The Cabinet of Canada plays an important role in the Canadian government in accordance with the Westminster System. ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... July 19 is the 200th day (201st in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 165 days remaining. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Canadian federal election (more formally, the 38th general election) was held on June 28, 2004 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ...

Following his loss, he was appointed as an Advisor and Special Ambassador to the Canadian Red Cross. He is currently working in the area of conflict prevention and international humanitarian law.

Before federal politics

Before Pratt got into federal politics, he served in public office municipally. In 1988 he was elected to the Nepean City Council. In his re-election in 1991, he was also elected to the Ottawa Carleton Regional Council. Pratt served a term as Deputy Mayor and chaired the commitees of Public Works and Parks and Recreation. On Regional Council, he worked on transportation and environment issues and was a member of the Ottawa-Carleton Police Services Board and the OC Transpo Commission. He served for five years on the Board of Directors of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • David Pratt's Parliamentary Biography
  • Announcement of his appointment
  • David Pratt's Red Cross Biography
27th Ministry - Government of Paul Martin
Cabinet Posts (1)
Preceded by:
John McCallum
Minister of National Defence
Succeeded by:
Bill Graham
Preceded by:
riding created in 1996; see Carleton—Gloucester and Nepean
Members of Parliament from Nepean—Carleton Succeeded by:
Pierre Poilievre, Conservative

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Shacknews - Interview: David Pratt of the Canadian Red Cross (1922 words)
Pratt was repeatedly insistent that there is absolutely no agenda at work; this is a matter of control of an internationally protected emblem.
David Pratt: Well, suffice it to say, and I think this is important as well, the basic principles of the Red Cross involve impartiality and neutrality, and independence as well.
David Pratt: It's not outside the realm of possibility, but at the same time I think it's impossible to note that we're not in a position to license the use of the Red Cross.
Dr. David Pratt - Pratt Plastic Surgery (843 words)
David Pratt specializes in the procedures which are unique to the Asian patient such as the Asian Eyelid Procedure, Asian Rhinoplasty (Cosmetic Nose Surgery), as well as surgeries to accentuate the facial curvatures and reduce sharp facial angles.
David Pratt understands the particular wants and needs of his Asian patients, such as the importance of creating a natural appearing eyelid which is just the right size, not too wide and not too narrow.
David Pratt is experienced in performing this procedure on Asian patients and he understands the techniques required to produce a beautiful nose.
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