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Encyclopedia > Monte Solberg
Hon. Monte Kenton Solberg
Ridings Medicine Hat (1993-present)
Political party: Reform (1993–2000)
Canadian Alliance (2000–2003)
Progressive Conservative (2003–2004)
Conservative (2004–)
First elected: 1993 election
Profession(s): Broadcaster, Businessman
Religion: Evangelical [1]

Monte Kenton Solberg PC, MP (born September 17, 1958 in Calgary, Alberta) is a Canadian Member of Parliament, representing the riding of Medicine Hat in the Canadian House of Commons as a member of the Conservative Party of Canada. He is the current Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. He has also served as Critic for Foreign Affairs, National Revenue, and Human Resources Development. 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. ... Image File history File linksMetadata MSolberg. ... An electoral district is a geographically-based constituency upon which Canadas representative democracy is based. ... For the provincial electoral district by the same name, see Medicine Hat (provincial electoral district). ... The Reform Party of Canada was a Canadian federal political party founded in 1987. ... The Canadian Alliance, formally the Canadian Reform Conservative Alliance, was a Canadian conservative political party that existed from 2000 to 2003. ... The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (PC) (In French: Parti progressiste-conservateur du Canada) was a Canadian centre-right conservative political party that existed from 1867 to 2003. ... 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. ... Popular vote map with bar graphs showing seat totals in the provinces and territories. ... The Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA) is an association of autonomous evangelical Christian congregations. ... 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. ... September 17 is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years). ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Calgary is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada. ... 38th Parliament Members of the House of Commons in the 38th Parliament of Canada, as of May 17, 2005. ... Medicine Hat, known to locals as the Hat, is a city located in the southeastern part of the province of Alberta, 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. ... 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. ... Hon. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, the Minister of Foreign Affairs is responsible for overseeing the federal governments international relations department, Foreign Affairs Canada. ... The Minister of National Revenue is the member of the Canadian Cabinet responsible for the Canada Revenue Agency and the administration of taxation law and collection. ... Hon. ...


A former broadcaster and businessman, Solberg was elected as a Reform Party Member of Parliament (MP) in 1993 and 1997, and as a Canadian Alliance MP in 2000. In 2001, Solberg was one of 13 MPs who were suspended from the Canadian Alliance caucus for criticizing the leadership of Stockwell Day. He sat as an Independent Alliance MP for the summer, but rejoined the Alliance caucus before the Democratic Representative Caucus was formed. He was also one of four Alliance MPs who agreed to sit with the Progressive Conservative caucus (to preserve their official party status) after the December 9, 2003 creation of the merged Conservative Party, as the Progressive Conservative and Canadian Alliance parliamentary caucuses were not officially merged until a few weeks later. He was re-elected as a Conservative MP in the 2004 election. The Reform Party of Canada was a Canadian federal political party founded in 1987. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Canadian Alliance, formally the Canadian Reform Conservative Alliance, was a Canadian conservative political party that existed from 2000 to 2003. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... This article is about the year 2001. ... Stockwell Burt Day Jr. ... Democratic Reform Association logo The Democratic Representative Caucus was a group of Canadian Members of Parliament who left the Canadian Alliance in 2001 in protest against the leadership of Stockwell Day. ... The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (PC) (In French: Parti progressiste-conservateur du Canada) was a Canadian centre-right conservative political party that existed from 1867 to 2003. ... Official party status refers to the Canadian practice of recognizing political parties. ... December 9 is the 343rd day (344th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ...


Solberg kept a high-profile blog, and in 2005, is thought to have made history when, using his BlackBerry, he blogged from the floor of the House of Commons immediately upon the passage of Bill C-38, which provided legal recognition of same-sex marriage. Solberg was opposed to the bill. In 2006, Solberg again won his Medicine Hat riding, with 79.7% of the vote. He suspended updating his blog after being appointed Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the wireless e-mail device. ... 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. ... Same-sex marriage is defined as two people of the same sex who live together as a family. ... Medicine Hat is a city of about 50,000 people located in the southeastern part of the province of Alberta, Canada on the Trans-Canada Highway Number 1 and on the South Saskatchewan River. ... Hon. ...


On Janurary 4th, during a pre-election cabinet shuffle, Solber was appointed the new minister of Human Resources and Social Development, replacing Diane Finley.


External links

  • Solberg's official Blog (Monte Solberg is no longer actively blogging)
  • Federal Political Biography from the Library of Parliament
28th Ministry - Government of Stephen Harper
Cabinet Post
Predecessor Office Successor
Joe Volpe Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
(from 6-Feb-2006)
Incumbent
Preceded by
Bob Porter
Member of Parliament for Medicine Hat
1993
Succeeded by
Incumbent


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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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Alberta Caucus serving in the 39th Canadian Parliament.
Senators Tommy Banks (Lib), Joyce Fairbairn (Lib), Daniel Hays (Lib), Elaine McCoy (PC), Grant Mitchell (Lib), Claudette Tardif (Lib)
Members of Parliament Diane Ablonczy (Con), Rona Ambrose (Con), Rob Anders (Con), Leon Benoit (Con), Blaine Calkins (Con), Rick Casson (Con), Ken Epp (Con), Peter Goldring (Con), Art Hanger (Con), Stephen Harper (Con), Laurie Hawn (Con), Rahim Jaffer (Con), Brian Jean (Con), Jason Kenney (Con), Mike Lake (Con), Ted Menzies (Con), Rob Merrifield (Con), Bob Mills (Con), Deepak Obhrai (Con), Jim Prentice (Con), James Rajotte (Con), Lee Richardson (Con), Monte Solberg (Con), Kevin Sorenson (Con), Brian Storseth (Con), Myron Thompson (Con), Chris Warkentin (Con), John Williams (Con)

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Monte Solberg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (343 words)
Monte Solberg (born September 17, 1958 in Calgary, Alberta) is a Canadian politician, representing the riding of Medicine Hat in the Canadian House of Commons as a member of the Conservative Party of Canada.
A former broadcaster and businessman, Solberg was elected as a Reform Party Member of Parliament (MP) in 1993 and 1997, and as a Canadian Alliance MP in 2000.
Solberg keeps a high-profile blog, and in 2005, is thought to have made history when he blogged from the floor of the House of Commons immediately upon the passage of Bill C-38, which provided legal recognition of same-sex marriage.
Monte Solberg - definition of Monte Solberg in Encyclopedia (202 words)
Monte Solberg (born September 17, 1958 in Calgary, Alberta) is a Canadian politician, representing the riding of Medicine Hat as a member of the Conservative Party of Canada.
In 2001, Solberg was one of 13 MPs who were suspended from the Canadian Alliance caucus for criticizing the leadership of Stockwell Day.
He sat as an Independent Alliance MP for the summer, but rejoined the Alliance caucus before the Democratic Representative Caucus was formed.
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