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Thursday, December 11, 2008
Aboriginal MP elected chair of parliamentary pro-life caucus
Conservative Member of Parliament Rod Bruinooge says he is “honoured and grateful” to be elected as the new chair of the multi-party Parliamentary Pro-Life Caucus (PPLC).
The 35-year-old MP for Winnipeg South takes over from MP Maurice Vellacott of Saskatoon-Wanuskewin who held the position for the past eight years.
“I am honoured to chair a caucus that doesn’t shy away from this vital issue,” says Bruinooge. "Many Canadians share our reverence for life, and those concerns need to be represented.”
As an Aboriginal MP, Bruinooge says his roots play a role in his pro-life view. “Respect for life is paramount to my Aboriginal culture,” he explains. “Respect for the unborn was passed on to me by my Aboriginal elders and I believe in keeping that tradition alive.”
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At 35 Rob is certainly one of the up and coming MPs in the House. His willingness to stand up and be counted is very refreshing compared to the hundreds of others who will stand for nothing unless they have done a poll first.
Rob's comments indicate to me that he understands the term "Serving in Public office" There is hope.
Posted by: Servant | 2008-12-12 2:13:39 PM
Wow! a politician who understands, it's been a long time.
Posted by: Herm Wills | 2008-12-29 11:42:48 AM
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