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|Shelly A. Glover
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Saint Boniface
|Preceded by||Raymond Simard|
January 2, 1967 |
|Portfolio||Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages|
Shelly A. Glover (born January 2, 1967) is a Canadian politician, and is currently serving as the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages in the cabinet of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. She is a member of the Conservative Party and is the Member of Parliament for the electoral district of Saint Boniface, Manitoba.
In January 2011, she was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance. She was appointed Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages on July 15, 2013. She is the first policewoman MP in Canadian history. Glover served as a member of the Winnipeg Police Service for almost 19 years prior to her election, rising to the rank of sergeant. She is currently on leave of absence while serving in Ottawa.
Glover is fluent in both English and French, and identifies as a Manitoba Métis. She is married to Bruce, a retired police officer and small business owner; they have five children.
Glover won the riding in the 2008 federal election from incumbent Liberal Raymond Simard by over 4,500 votes. On November 7, 2008, Glover was named Parliamentary Secretary for Official Languages by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. She was reelected in a rematch with Simard in the 2011 election, the first time in the riding's history that a centre-right MP had been reelected.
Request for suspension by Elections Canada
The Speaker of the House of Commons received a request from Elections Canada to suspend Glover as an MP in June 2013. Glover failed to file documents related to the 2011 election campaign. Elections Canada spokesman John Enright said “Those letters advised the speaker that an elected candidate shall not continue to sit or vote as members of the House of Commons pending the filing of complete and accurate returns.” Glover filed a legal challenge in the Manitoba Court of Queens Bench. Liberal MP Scott Andrews indicated the suspension of Glover from Parliament should be immediate according to previous legal precedent.
Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
On Oct. 8, 2013, "Daryl Kramp, Member of Parliament (Prince Edward-Hastings), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced support for the Tsi Kionhnheht Ne Onkwawenna Language Circle (TKNOLC) to develop Mohawk language-learning tools."
|Canadian federal election, 2011|
|New Democratic||Patrice Miniely||6,935||16||+2.9|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||-||100.0||-|
|Canadian federal election, 2008|
|New Democratic||Matt Schaubroeck||5,502||13.11%||-8.77%|
|Christian Heritage||Justin Gregoire||195||0.46%||-0.24%|
|Total valid votes||41,969||100.00%|
|Total rejected ballots||133||0.32%|
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- Harper Names Glover as a Parliamentary Secretary. Winnipeg Free Press, November 7, 2008. Access date November 22, 2008.
- McGregor, Glenn (2013). "Two Tory MPs could lose seats in showdown over election filings". ottawacitizen.com. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
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- "Member of Parliament Daryl Kramp Announces Support for Mohawk Language". Digital Journal. Retrieved 2013-10-24.