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Encyclopedia > Diane Finley
Hon. Diane Finley
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
Incumbent
Riding Haldimand—Norfolk
In office since 2004 Federal Election
Preceded by New district
Born October 3, 1958
Hamilton, Ontario
Political party

Conservative 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. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration is responsible for overseeing the federal governments immigration department, Citizenship and Immigration Canada. ... // In politics The incumbent, in politics, is the current holder of a political office. ... Haldimand—Norfolk is a federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of Ontario. ... 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. ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Ambitious City, Steeltown, The Hammer Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Location in the province of Ontario, Canada Coordinates: Country  Province Canada  Ontario Incorporated June 9, 1846 [1] Mayor Fred Eisenberger City Council Hamilton City Council Representatives MPs and MPPs Area    - City 1,138. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages None Flower White Trillium Tree Eastern White Pine Bird Common Loon Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total... The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada), colloquially known as the Tories, is a right-leaning conservative political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ...

Profession(s) Businesswoman, executive, management consultant, school administrator
Spouse Doug Finley

Diane Finley PC, MP (born October 3, 1958 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian politician. She serves as Minister of Citizenship and Immigration in the cabinet of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. She is a current member of the Canadian House of Commons, representing the riding of Haldimand—Norfolk for the Conservative Party. 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. ... Management consulting is the process of helping companies to improve or transform themselves. ... 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 House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Ambitious City, Steeltown, The Hammer Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Location in the province of Ontario, Canada Coordinates: Country  Province Canada  Ontario Incorporated June 9, 1846 [1] Mayor Fred Eisenberger City Council Hamilton City Council Representatives MPs and MPPs Area    - City 1,138. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages None Flower White Trillium Tree Eastern White Pine Bird Common Loon Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Hon. ... Stephen Joseph Harper (born April 30, 1959) is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... In the British Isles since Anglo-Saxon times, a riding is traditionally a sub-division (especially in three) of a county, in Australia analogous. ... Haldimand—Norfolk is a federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of Ontario. ... The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada), colloquially known as the Tories, is a right-leaning conservative political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ...


Finley was raised in Port Dover and Charlotteville, and has a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario. After graduation, she became the administrator of Western's French Immersion School. She then worked in a series of private and public sector jobs, in a variety of fields. She was named "one of Canada's future leaders" by the Governor-General’s Study Conference 2000. Port Dover is a small town in the former township of Woodhouse in what is now Norfolk County, Ontario. ... Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management. ... The University of Western Ontario (popularly known as Western or UWO) is a coeducational, non-denominational, research-intensive university located in London, Ontario, Canada. ...


Finley has promoted increased private-sector involvement in health services. She was the founder of Canada's largest private-sector ambulance service, Canadian Medical Response, and has chaired the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships.


Long active in conservative politics, Finley first ran for public office herself in the federal election of 2004. She defeated Bob Speller, a Liberal cabinet minister, by 1,645 votes. After being re-elected in the federal election of 2006, she was appointed to the cabinet as Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development. An order in council has transferred authority for Social Development Canada to her as well, and accordingly she serves under the style Minister of Human Resources and Social Development. 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 Honourable Robert Bob Speller, PC (born February 29, 1956) is a former Canadian politician. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: ), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party positioned at the centre of the political spectrum, combining a progressive social policy with moderate economics. ... Alternate meanings in cabinet (disambiguation) A Cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... Rendition of party representation in the 39th Canadian parliament decided by this election. ... Hon. ... The Department of Social Development, also referred to as Social Development Canada, is the department of the government of Canada with responsibility for developing and implementing social policies involving families with children, disabled people, senior citizens and others through a series of programmes and services. ... A Style is a form of address which by tradition or law precedes a reference to a person who holds a title or post, or to the office itself. ...


Shortly after the 39th Parliament convened, Finley announced to the House that she had been diagnosed with Graves' Disease, a non-life-threatening condition which causes an increase in metabolism and sensitivity to heat, cold and bright lights. Because of the bright lighting in the House of Commons, Finley must wear tinted glasses to protect her eyes. The initial seat distribution of the 39th Canadian Parliament Stephen Harper is the Prime Minister of the 39th Parliament. ... Graves-Basedow disease is a form of thyroiditis, an autoimmune disorder that stimulates the thyroid gland, being the most common cause of hyperthyroidism (overactivity of the thyroid). ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ...


She was shuffled from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada to Citizenship and Immigration Canada on January 4th, 2007 by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.


External links

  • Official site
  • How'd They Vote?: Diane Finley's voting history and quotes
  • Hansard: Diane Finley's announcement of her Graves' disease diagnosis
28th Ministry - Government of Stephen Harper
Cabinet Posts (2)
Predecessor Office Successor
Monte Solberg Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
(2007-)
incumbent
Belinda Stronach Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development
(2006-2007)
styled as
Minister of Human Resources and Social Development
Monte Solberg
Preceded by
Electoral district created in 2003. See Erie—Lincoln and Haldimand—Norfolk—Brant
Member of Parliament for Haldimand—Norfolk
2004-present
Succeeded by
Incumbent


The federal Canadian Cabinet of Prime Minister Stephen Harper was sworn in on February 6, 2006, exactly two weeks after the 2006 election, and nine weeks and six days after the fall of the 38th Canadian Parliament. ... Stephen Joseph Harper (born April 30, 1959) is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. ... Hon. ... Hon. ... 2007 (MMVII) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Belinda Caroline Stronach, PC, MP (born May 2, 1966 in Newmarket, Ontario) is a Canadian businesswoman, politician, and a Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) in the Canadian House of Commons. ... Hon. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hon. ... Erie—Lincoln was a former federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of Ontario. ... Haldimand—Norfolk—Brant was a former federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of Ontario. ... Haldimand—Norfolk is a federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of Ontario. ...

Members of the current Canadian Cabinet Flag of Canada
Ambrose | Baird | Bernier | Blackburn | Cannon | Clement | Day | Emerson | Finley | Flaherty | Fortier | Harper | Hearn | LeBreton | Lunn | MacKay | Nicholson | O'Connor | Oda | Prentice | Skelton | Solberg | Strahl | Thompson | Toews | Van Loan | Verner

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Diane Finley at AllExperts (380 words)
Diane Finley PC (born October 3, 1958 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian politician.
Finley was raised in Port Dover and Charlotteville, and has a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario.
Shortly after the 39th Parliament convened, Finley announced to the House that she had been diagnosed with Graves' Disease, a non-life-threatening condition which causes an increase in metabolism and sensitivity to heat, cold and bright lights.
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