Biography of the Minister

The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry

James Moore was first elected to the House of Commons in 2000 and re-elected in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2011.

In July 2013, Mr. Moore was appointed Minister of Industry. Previously, he was appointed Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific Gateway) (2010 Olympics) (Official Languages) in June 2008 and Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages in October 2008.

Mr. Moore had previously been appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services in February 2006, and was additionally named Parliamentary Secretary for the Pacific Gateway and the Vancouver-Whistler Olympics in April 2006. Prior to his appointment to the Ministry, Mr. Moore served as a member of the standing committees on Government Operations and Estimates, on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, on Transport, and on Environment and Sustainable Development.

In addition to his community and political work, Mr. Moore also has extensive experience in broadcasting, including once launching his own talk show.

Mr. Moore is a graduate of the University of Northern British Columbia, and holds a Masters of Arts degree in political studies from the University of Saskatchewan.

Constituency: Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam (British Columbia)

E-mail: minister.industry@ic.gc.ca