Rob Moore (politician)

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The Honourable
Robert "Rob" Moore
PC, BBA, LL.B, MP, AOC
Member of Parliament
for Fundy Royal
Incumbent
Assumed office
June 28, 2004
Preceded by John Herron
Personal details
Born (1974-05-14) May 14, 1974 (age 40)
Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador
Political party Conservative
(2003-present)
Other political
affiliations
Canadian Alliance
(2000-2003)
Spouse(s) Melinda
Residence Quispamsis, New Brunswick
Alma mater University of New Brunswick
Profession Lawyer
Religion Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada
For the American Football player, see Rob Moore (football player).

Robert "Rob" Moore, PC MP (born May 14, 1974) is a Canadian lawyer, politician, and current Minister of State (ACOA) and Regional Minister for New Brunswick. and Newfoundland and Labrador.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Moore was born in Gander, Newfoundland. He is the son of a Pentecostal minister, R. Douglas Moore (of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada) and his wife, Marie. He has two younger sisters and a younger brother. Due to his father's pastoral work, Moore spent time during his childhood living in New York state (in the Syracuse area) and also spent eight years of his life (from his late childhood to his mid-teenage years) living in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania. While in Pennsylvania, he attended Bethel Christian Academy (the school affiliated with his father's church, Bethel Assembly of God, which is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania). After completing the 8th Grade at Bethel Christian Academy (now called Carlisle Christian Academy), he briefly attended Boiling Springs High School (with the South Middleton School District) in Boiling Springs, PA. His father (a Canadian citizen and native) then desired to move his family back to Canada to start a church in the late Summer of 1989.[2]

Upon moving back to Canada, Moore completed his high school education at Kennebecasis Valley High School in 1992.

Moore has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of New Brunswick. He was called to the New Brunswick Bar in June 2000.

He and his wife Melinda live in Quispamsis with their two daughters, Madeline and Katelyn and son Robert.[3]

Political career[edit]

He ran in the 2000 federal election for the Canadian Alliance in the New Brunswick riding of Fundy—Royal. He finished third, with 8,392 votes behind John Herron of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.

Following the 2003 merger of the Progressive Conservatives and the Canadian Alliance into the new Conservative Party of Canada, Moore ran as the Conservative candidate in the 2004 election in the reshaped riding of Fundy against Herron who had not supported the merger with the Canadian Alliance into the Conservative Party of Canada. Herron refused to join the new party and ran as the Liberal Candidate in the 2004 election. Moore won the rematch.

In the 2006 election, Moore ran against three opponents: Eldon Hunter of the Liberal Party of Canada, Rob Moir of the New Democratic Party, and Patty Donovan of the Green Party of Canada.

Nevertheless, he successfully retained his seat in Parliament. His Conservative Party, headed by Stephen Harper, won a minority government against the ruling Liberals who were led by Paul Martin. In February 2006, Moore was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada. Moore's duties as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice include representing the Minister in Parliament and in the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

On January 19, 2010, Moore was appointed to cabinet as the Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism).[4] He replaced Diane Ablonczy, who moved to Minister of State (Seniors). He was eventually released from cabinet after the May 2nd general election in 2011.

On July 15, 2013, Moore was reinstated in the cabinet and named Minister of State (ACOA) and Regional Minister for New Brunswick. and Newfoundland and Labrador[5] due to Stephen Harper's recent cabinet shuffle.[6]

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