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Encyclopedia > Helena Guergis
Hon. Helena C. Guergis
Helena Guergis
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Sport
Incumbent
Riding Simcoe—Grey
In office since 2004 election
Preceded by Paul Bonwick
Born February 19, 1969
Barrie
Residence Angus
Political party

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Profession(s) Businesswoman, policy adviser, political assistant, public servant

Helena C. Guergis, PC (pronounced: DZHOR-dzhis) (born February 19, 1969) is a Canadian politician. She has represented Simcoe—Grey in the Canadian House of Commons since 2004, and was appointed Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Sport on January 4, 2007. Previously she was parliamentary secretary to David Emerson, the Minister of International Trade and the Minister for the Pacific Gateway and the Vancouver—Whistler Olympics. Guergis is a member of the Conservative Party. 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... February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Year 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Simcoe—Grey is a federal electoral district in Ontario, 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. ... Fron 1993 to 2003, the title of Secretary of State was given to officials in the Government of Canada. ... January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... In the parliamentary systems of several Commonwealth countries, such as Canada and Australia, it is customary for the prime minister to appoint parliamentary secretaries (in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, parliamentary assistants) from their caucus to assist cabinet ministers with their work. ... David Lee Emerson, PC, Ph. ... Image:EmersD.jpg David Emerson  It should be possible to replace this fair use image with a freely licensed one. ... 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. ...

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Early life and career

Guergis was born in Barrie, Ontario and raised in nearby Angus, part of Essa Township, where her family has a history of political involvement. Her background is Assyrian, Swedish and Jewish. Motto: The People are the City, Barrie Means Business (advertising campaign) Location of Barrie, Ontario Coordinates: Country Province Canada Ontario Established (town) 1837 Established (city) 1853 Mayor Robert J. Hamilton Council Barrie City Council MPP Joe Tascona (PCO) MP Patrick Brown (CPC) Area    - City km² Elevation 76 m  (249. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (de facto) 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... Angus, Ontario is located on the Nottawasaga River, beside CFB Borden, east of Barrie, Ontario and is 1 hour north of Toronto. ... Essa Township is located to the south of Lake Huron in Ontario. ... Languages Assyrian, Chaldean, Turoyo Religions Christianity Related ethnic groups other Semitic peoples Assyrians are an ethnic group whose origins lie in what is today Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria, but who have migrated to the Caucasus, North America and Western Europe during the past century. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination...


Guergis attended Georgian College, where she completed an Ontario Real Estate program. After her graduation, she opened a bed and bath gift shop called "Final Touch" at the Rainbow Mall in Angus.[1] She also worked as a fundraising volunteer for the Angus Food Bank and the Barrie Literacy Council, and was a Crisis Intervention volunteer for the Barrie and District Rape Crisis Centre for seven years. Guergis was a constituency assistant and executive assistant to Progressive Conservative Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) Joe Tascona in this period. Georgian College is an Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology. ... The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ... A Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) is an elected member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ... Joseph Tascona (born October 9, 1951 in Barrie, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ...


In 1992, Guergis won the title "Miss Huronia" in the Miss Huronia Pageant, which was owned and operated by Sylvia Stark. She later participated as Huronia's representative in the year's "Miss Oktoberfest Pageant" and the Canadian Search for Miss Universe.[2] Guergis subsequently alleged financial irregularities against the pageant, and sued Stark for a $3,000 overpayment as well as the cost of her flight and gown.[3] She informed the National Post newspaper in 2003 that her suit was successful, but added that she could not collect after Stark filed for bankruptcy.[4] Sylvia Stark is a Canadian entrepreneur. ... Oktoberfest Main Entrance Oktoberfest is a two-week festival held each year in Munich, Bavaria, Germany during late September and early October. ... The National Post is a major Canadian English-language national newspaper based in Don Mills, Ontario, a district of Toronto. ...


The Canadian television program the Fifth Estate profiled Ms. Stark in January 2000, and included interviews with Guergis and other former contestants. Stark alleged that Guergis made death threats against her, and claimed that she had lost a child from the resulting stress and was unable to conceive again. Guergis responded by questioning the state of Stark's mental health.[5]


Provincial politics

Guergis closed her private business after six and a half years to accept a position as a political advisor to Janet Ecker, who was then Minister of Education and Finance in the Ontario government. She held this position for three and a half years, and also served three terms as a vice-president on the Progressive Conservative Party's provincial executive.[6] Janet Ecker (born October 18, 1953 in Simcoe, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities are the agencies of the Government of Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario responsible for government policy, funding, curriculum planning and direction in all levels of public education, including elementary schools, high schools, colleges and universities. ... The Ministry of Finance is responsible for managing the fiscal, financial and related regulatory affairs of the Canadian province of Ontario. ...


She was the Progressive Conservative candidate for the downtown Toronto riding of Trinity—Spadina in the 2003 provincial election. The PCs did not target this riding as winnable and Guergis agreed to be a "sacrificial lamb" candidate in order to gain experience. She finished a distant third against New Democratic Party incumbent Rosario Marchese. In 2004, Guergis endorsed Frank Klees for the leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party in 2004.[7] In the British Isles since Anglo-Saxon times, a riding is traditionally a sub-division (especially in three) of a county, in Australia analogous. ... Trinity—Spadina in relation to the other Toronto ridings Trinity–Spadina is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1988, and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999. ... Map of Ontarios ridings and their popular vote for their party elected The Ontario general election of 2003 was held on October 2, 2003, to elect the 103 members of the Legislative Assembly (Members of Provincial Parliament, or MPPs) of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ... A sacrificial lamb refers to a lamb (or metaphorical parallel) killed or discounted in some way in order to further some other cause. ... The Ontario New Democratic Party (formerly known as the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, Ontario Section) is a social democratic political party in Ontario, Canada. ... Rosario Marchese (born 1952 in Calabria, Italy) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... Frank Klees (born March 6, 1951) is a Canadian politician. ...


Member of Parliament

Guergis defeated Liberal incumbent Paul Bonwick by 100 votes in the 2004 election to win the riding of Simcoe—Grey. The Liberals formed a minority government after the election, and Guergis was appointed to the Conservative shadow cabinet as critic for International Co-operation. On January 24, 2005, she was appointed deputy critic for seniors' issues. 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. ... The Honourable Paul Bonwick, PC (born October 24, 1964) is a lobbyist and former politician in Canada. ... 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. ... A minority government or a minority cabinet is a cabinet of a parliamentary system formed when no political party has won a majority of seats in the parliament, typically by the party that does have a plurality. ... The Shadow Cabinet (also called the Shadow Front Bench) is a senior group of opposition spokespeople in the Westminster system of government who together under the leadership of the Leader of the Opposition (or the leader of other smaller opposition parties) form an alternative cabinet to the governments, whose... January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


When running for provincial office in 2003 in the socially liberal riding of Trinity—Spadina, Guergis said that she would vote in favour of same-sex marriage if given the opportunity. Responding to a question on same-sex marriage at an all-candidates debate, she said, "I believe in the right to choose, so I would be voting in favour of it."[8] Social liberalism is either a synonym for new liberalism or a label used by progressive liberal parties in order to differentiate themselves from the more conservative liberal parties, especially when there are two or more liberal parties in a country. ... Same-sex marriage was legalized across Canada by the Civil Marriage Act enacted on July 20, 2005. ...


Campaigning the following year in the socially conservative riding of Simcoe—Grey, Guergis said that she would vote against the federal government's proposed legalization of same-sex marriage. She argued that the majority of her constituents opposed the initiative, and that she was committed to supporting their views. Guergis did in fact vote against Bill C-38, which granted legal sanction to same-sex marriage, in 2005. In the same year, she tabled a private member's bill restricting MPs from crossing parties after their election.[9] Social conservatism is a belief in traditional or natural law-based morality and social mores and the desire to preserve these in present day society, often through civil law or regulation. ... The Civil Marriage Act (full title: An Act respecting certain aspects of legal capacity for marriage for civil purposes) was introduced as Bill C-38 in the first session of the 38th Canadian Parliament on February 1, 2005. ... In politics, crossing the floor is to vote against party lines, especially where this is considered unusual or controversial. ...


Guergis was re-elected with 49.8% of the vote in the 2006 election, substantially increasing her margin of victory as the Conservatives won a minority government nationally. On February 7, 2006, she was named by Prime Minister Stephen Harper as parliamentary secretary to David Emerson, the Minister of International Trade and the Minister for the Pacific Gateway and the Vancouver—Whistler Olympics. Rendition of party representation in the 39th Canadian parliament decided by this election. ... February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), is the head of the Government of Canada. ... Stephen Joseph Harper (born April 30, 1959) is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. ...


Guergis's appointment was somewhat controversial, in that Emerson had crossed the floor from the Liberal Party on the same day that he received his cabinet position. One day prior to her appointment, Guergis informed the media that she would issue a press release indicating her continued support for anti-floor crossing legislation. The release never appeared.[10]


Guergis is romantically linked with fellow Conservative MP Rahim Jaffer.[11] Rahim Jaffer (Arabic: ‎) (born December 15, 1971) is the Conservative Party of Canada Member of Parliament for the Edmonton—Strathcona district of Alberta. ...


Secretary of State

She was promoted to cabinet on January 4, 2007, with the positions of Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and Secretary of State for Sport.


On February 1, she announced a $50,000 payment for the UNESCO Fund for the Elimination of Doping in Sport.[12] UNESCO logo UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ...


Table of offices held

28th Ministry - Government of Stephen Harper
Sub-Cabinet Posts (2)
Predecessor Title Successor
position created in 2007 Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Trade
(2007-)
Incumbent
Peter Van Loan(*) Secretary of State for Sport
(2007-)
Incumbent
Preceded by
Paul Bonwick
Member of Parliament for Simcoe—Grey
2004-present
Succeeded by
Incumbent


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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
Secretaries of State
Guergis | Hill | Kenney | Paradis | Ritz

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External links

  • Official Website
  • How'd They Vote?: Helena Guergis' voting history and quotes

Electoral record

2006 federal election : Simcoe—Grey edit
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
     Conservative (x)Helena Guergis 30,135 49.76 $84,181.76
     Liberal Elizabeth Kirley 18,689 30.86 $92,500.47
     New Democratic Party Katy Austin 6,784 11.20 $10,776.74
     Green Peter Ellis 3,372 5.57 $2,361.42
     Christian Heritage Peter Vander Zaag 1,585 2.62 $14,301.65
Total valid votes 60,565 100.00
Total rejected ballots 172
Turnout 60,737 67.60
Electors on the lists 89,841
2006 federal election : Simcoe—Grey edit
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
     Conservative Helena Guergis 22,496 40.62 $81,760.75
     Liberal (x)Paul Bonwick 22,396 40.44 $75,249.79
     New Democratic Party Colin Mackinnon 5,532 9.99 $6,796.70
     Green Peter Ellis 2,668 4.82 $654.47
     Christian Heritage Peter Vander Zaag 2,285 4.13 $10,167.48
Total valid votes 55,377 100.00
Total rejected ballots 248
Turnout 55,625 63.15
Electors on the lists 88,083
2003 Ontario provincial election : Trinity—Spadina edit
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
     New Democratic Party (x)Rosario Marchese 19,268 47.51 $64,058.75
     Liberal Nellie Pedro 12,927 31.88 $31,631.40
     Progressive Conservative Helena Guergis 4,985 12.29 $23,485.00
     Green Greg Laxton 2,362 5.82 $5,594.40
     Libertarian Judson Glober 756 1.86 $0.00
     Ind.
(Independent Renewal)
Nick Lin 256 0.63 $626.66
Total valid votes 40,554 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 453
Turnout 41,007 52.05
Electors on the lists 78,790

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Some biographical information is taken from Guergis's website.


Footnotes

  1. ^ Helena Guergis, statement at a meeting of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, 14 October 2004. See also CBC Canada Votes 2006, Simcoe-Grey riding entry.
  2. ^ Miss Oktoberfest historical listings.
  3. ^ Mary Vallis, "The ugly side of Miss Canada's world", National Post, 25 January 2003, A03. Guergis paid Stark $4,000 to enter the contest, and later discovered that the real entry fee was $1.075.
  4. ^ Francine Dube, "Three Miss Canada contestants quit on eve of pageant", National Post, 13 August 1999, A6. This article is reprinted here.
  5. ^ Fifth Estate, January 2000. The program is summarized here, by an organization calling itself "Miss Canada International Survivors".
  6. ^ Robert Benzie, "Marchese fighting cynicism to keep seat he's held 13 years", Toronto Star, 3 September 2003, A08.
  7. ^ Klees Campaign: Endorsements
  8. ^ "Marchese 1; Guergis, Pedro 0", The Varsity, 9 September 2003. The context of the article indicates that she was responding to a question on same-sex marriage, not civil unions.
  9. ^ Jason Fekete, "Cabinet controversy ruffles Tory feathers", Calgary Herald, 8 February 2006, A4.
  10. ^ Alexander Panetta, "Tory Rumblings; Some MPs in the new government want to revive legislation against switching parties", Hamilton Spectator, 8 February 2006, A10.
  11. ^ Alan Kellogg, "Jaffer parlays backroom role into position of influence", Edmonton Journal, 28 May 2006, A2.
  12. ^ "Canada Welcomes Entry into Force of the UNESCO International Convention Against Doping In Sport", Canada NewsWire, 1 February 2007, 16:05.

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Helena Guergis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1026 words)
Guergis was born in Barrie, Ontario and raised in nearby Angus, part of Essa Township, where her family has a history of political involvement.
Guergis closed her business after six and a half years to accept a position as a political advisor to Janet Ecker, who served as Minister of Education and Finance in the Ontario government.
Guergis was re-elected with 49.8% of the vote in 2006, substantially increasing her margin of victory as the Conservatives won a minority government nationally.
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Helena Guergis has been an active community leader, volunteer and small business owner both in her hometown of Angus, the City of Barrie and in Toronto.
Helena’s political roots go deep – as a youngster she first assisted her grandfather in his campaign for re-election to the position of Reeve of Essa Township and she has continued to be politically active ever since.
Helena’s dedication to the quality of life in the region is evident in her volunteer experience.
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