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Encyclopedia > Rob Nicholson
Hon. Robert Douglas Nicholson
Rob Nicholson
Leader of the Government in the House of Commons
Minister for Democratic Reform
Incumbent
Riding Niagara Falls
In office since 2004 Federal Election
Preceded by Gary Pillitteri
Born April 29, 1953
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Residence Niagara Falls
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. ... Image File history File linksMetadata NichoR.jpg Summary Rob Nicholsons portrait from the Canadian Parliament website. ... // In politics The incumbent, in politics, is the current holder of a political office. ... Niagara Falls in relation to southern Ontario ridings Niagara Falls is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1953, and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999. ... 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. ... Gary Orazio Vincenzo Pillitteri (born 1 March 1936 in Racalmuto, Italy) was a member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1993 to 2004. ... April 29 is the 119th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (120th in leap years). ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Niagara Falls, Ontario from Niagara Falls State Park in winter Location of Niagara Falls in the Niagara Region Niagara Falls, Ontario (2001 population 78,815) is a city on the Niagara River, in the Golden Horseshoe region. ... 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... Niagara Falls, Ontario from Niagara Falls State Park in winter Location of Niagara Falls in the Niagara Region Niagara Falls, Ontario (2001 population 78,815) is a city on the Niagara River, in the Golden Horseshoe region. ... 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) Lawyer
Religion Roman Catholic
Spouse Arlene Nicholson
In office
1984 Fed. Election – 1993 Fed. Election
Preceded by Al MacBain
Succeeded by Gary Pillitteri
Portfolio(s) Minister of Science, Minister Responsible for Small Business
For the musician, better known as Blasko, see Rob Nicholson (musician).

Robert Douglas (Rob) Nicholson, PC, QC, BA, LL.B, MP (born April 29, 1952 in Niagara Falls, Ontario) is a Canadian politician. He is the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister responsible for Democratic Reform. He is a current member of the Canadian House of Commons, representing the riding of Niagara Falls for the Conservative Party. For the fish called lawyer, see Burbot. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... The Canadian federal election of 1984 was called on July 4, 1984, and held on September 4 of that year. ... Popular vote map with bar graphs showing seat totals in the provinces and territories. ... Gary Orazio Vincenzo Pillitteri (born 1 March 1936 in Racalmuto, Italy) was a member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1993 to 2004. ... Rob Blasko Nicholson Rob Nicholson (Better known as Blasko) is a rock musician who was born on November 24, 1969. ... 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. ... Cherie Booth QC wearing her ceremonial robes (including full-bottomed wig) as Queens Counsel at the Bar of England and Wales. ... 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. ... The degree of Bachelor of Laws (or Baccalaureate of Laws) is the principal academic degree in law in most common law countries other than the United States, where it has been replaced by the Juris Doctor degree. ... 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. ... April 29 is the 119th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (120th in leap years). ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Niagara Falls, Ontario from Niagara Falls State Park in winter Location of Niagara Falls in the Niagara Region Niagara Falls, Ontario (2001 population 78,815) is a city on the Niagara River, in the Golden Horseshoe region. ... 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. ... 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. ... Niagara Falls in relation to southern Ontario ridings Niagara Falls is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1953, and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999. ... 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. ...


Nicholson has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen's University and a law degree from the University of Windsor. He practiced law before entering politics, and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. 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. ... Queens University, or simply Queens, is a coeducational, non-sectarian university located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, on the edge of Lake Ontario. ... The University of Windsor is a non-denominational, provincially-supported, coeducational, public comprehensive university located in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. ... The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) is responsible for the self-regulation of lawyers in the province of Ontario. ...


He was first elected to parliament in the federal election of 1984 as a Progressive Conservative, easily defeating New Democrat Richard Harrington and incumbent Liberal Al MacBain. He was re-elected by a narrower margin in the 1988 election, defeating Liberal Gary Pillitteri by fewer than 2,000 votes. The Canadian federal election of 1984 was called on July 4, 1984, and held on September 4 of that year. ... 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 New Democratic Party (NDP; Nouveau Parti démocratique in French) is a political party in Canada with a social democratic philosophy that contests elections at both the federal and provincial levels. ... Richard Harrington (born 12 March 1975 in Merthyr Tydfil) is a Welsh actor. ... 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. ... Map of the Popular Vote with bar graphs showing seat totals in the provinces and territories The Canadian Parliament after the 1988 election The Canadian federal election of 1988 was held November 21, 1988, to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... Gary Orazio Vincenzo Pillitteri (born 1 March 1936 in Racalmuto, Italy) was a member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1993 to 2004. ...


Nicholson served as parliamentary secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons from 1989 to 1990, and as parliamentary secretary to the Attorney General from 1989 to 1993. On June 25, 1993, he was appointed Minister for Science and Minister responsible for Small Business in the short-lived government of Kim Campbell. 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. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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). ... June 25 is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 189 days remaining. ... 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). ... Avril Phaedra Douglas Campbell, PC, QC, LL.B, LL.D (h. ...


He was defeated in the 1993 election, finishing third against Pillitteri and Reformer Mel Grunstein. He ran again in the 1997 election, but again finished third. Popular vote map with bar graphs showing seat totals in the provinces and territories. ... The Reform Party of Canada was a Canadian federal political party founded in 1987. ... 36th Parliament The Canadian federal election of 1997 was held on June 2, 1997, to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ...


Nicholson was elected as a trustee for the Niagara Catholic District School Board in 1994. He was elected to the Niagara Regional Council later in 1997, and was re-elected in 2000 and 2003. He ran for Chairman of the Regional Municipality of Niagara in late 2003, but lost to St. Catharines Regional Councillor Peter Partington. The Niagara Regional Council is the governing body of the Regional Municipality of Niagara in Ontario, Canada. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Niagara Regional Municipality (2001 population 410,574), also known as Niagara Region, Regional Niagara, or the Regional Municipality of Niagara, is an area covering 12 municipalities, including th cities of Niagara Falls, Port Colborne, St. ... St. ... Peter Partington (September 9, 1939—) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ...


The Progressive Conservatives merged with the Canadian Alliance as the Conservative Party of Canada in early 2004, and Nicholson joined the new party. He was narrowly returned to parliament in the 2004 election, defeating Liberal Victor Pietrangelo by fewer than 1,000 votes. The Canadian Alliance, formally the Canadian Reform Conservative Alliance, was a Canadian conservative political party that existed from 2000 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. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday 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. ...


Nicholson served as Shadow Transportation Critic from July 2004 to January 2005. He was appointed Chief Opposition Whip on January 28, 2005. He had the unique distinction of being the only member of the Conservative Party Caucus during the 38th Parliament who previously served as a cabinet minister at the federal level, and together with David Emerson still remains as one of only two Conservative MPs during the 39th Parliament who have previously done so (Garth Turner, who served with Nicholson in the Campbell cabinet, was elected as a Conservative but was removed from caucus after less than a year). He was re-elected in the 2006 election and appointed to the Harper cabinet. In politics, a whip is a member of a political party in a legislature whose task is to ensure that members of the party attend and vote as the party leadership desires. ... January 28 is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... David Lee Emerson, PC, Ph. ... John Garth Turner, PC, MP, BA (born March 14, 1949) is a Canadian business journalist, broadcaster, and politician. ... Rendition of party representation in the 39th Canadian parliament decided by this election. ...


External links

  • Political Biography from the Library of Parliament
28th Ministry - Government of Stephen Harper
Cabinet Post
Predecessor Office Successor
Minister of State
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styled as
Leader of the Government in the House of Commons
Special Cabinet Responsibilities
Predecessor Title Successor
Mauril Bélanger Minister responsible for Democratic Reform
(2006–)
incumbent
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Tony Valeri Leader of the Government in the House of Commons
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25th Ministry - Government of Kim Campbell
Cabinet Post
Predecessor Office Successor
Minister of Science
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Special Cabinet Responsibilities
Predecessor Title Successor
Minister responsible for Small Business
(1993)
Preceded by
Al MacBain, Liberal
Member of Parliament for Niagara Falls
1984–1993
Succeeded by
Gary Pillitteri, Liberal
Preceded by
Gary Pillitteri, Liberal
Member of Parliament for Niagara Falls
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. ... Mauril Bélanger, PC, MP (born June 15, 1955) is a Member of Parliament. ... The Minister responsible for Democratic Renewal is a portfolio in the Canadian cabinet, associated with the Privy Council Office. ... -1... 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. ... Avril Phaedra Douglas Campbell, PC, QC, LL.B, LL.D (h. ... 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. ... Niagara Falls in relation to southern Ontario ridings Niagara Falls is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1953, and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999. ... Gary Orazio Vincenzo Pillitteri (born 1 March 1936 in Racalmuto, Italy) was a member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1993 to 2004. ... 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. ... Gary Orazio Vincenzo Pillitteri (born 1 March 1936 in Racalmuto, Italy) was a member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1993 to 2004. ... 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. ... Niagara Falls in relation to southern Ontario ridings Niagara Falls is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1953, and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999. ...

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Rob Nicholson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (419 words)
Robert Douglas (Rob) Nicholson, PC, QC, BA, LL.B, MP (born April 29, 1952 in Niagara Falls, Ontario) is a Canadian politician.
Nicholson served as parliamentary secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons from 1989 to 1990, and as parliamentary secretary to the Attorney General from 1989 to 1993.
Nicholson was elected as a trustee for the Niagara Catholic District School Board in 1994.
NewStandard: 11/26/96 (599 words)
Nicholson wouldn't flee could not be believed, in part because he had "a record of deception of the CIA and this court." Mr.
Nicholson failed to list the Swiss account on his CIA financial disclosure forms or in describing his assets to the court's pretrial services officer before swearing in an affidavit that he was impoverished and could not afford a lawyer.
Nicholson's younger brother and sister, his mother and a friend of 32 years, all from Eugene, Ore., to testify that the 46-year-old divorced father of three was devoted to his children and would never abandon them.
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