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Peter Kent

PC MP, Thornhill

Peter Kent was first elected to the House of Commons in 2008 as the Conservative Member of Parliament for Thornhill. He has served as Minister of State of Foreign Affairs and Environment Minister. Peter was formerly Chair of the House Standing Committee on National Defence.

Prior to his election to the House of Commons, Peter was a broadcast journalist having spent more than 40 years working as a writer, reporter, producer, anchor and senior executive in Canada, the United States and around the world.

Cuba Is Open For Business That Might Land You in Jail

Cuba is open for business and safe for foreign investors. Reality is at stark odds with the platitudes of the Cuban trade officials and diplomats. One example, of many. Since September 10, 2011 a Canadian citizen, Cy Tokmakjian, President and CEO of the Tokmakjian Group of Companies, has been detained by Cuban authorities.
04/29/2014 06:03 EDT

The Truth About Canada's Immigration System

I would like to take the opportunity to provide insight on Canada's generous asylum system and clear up any misconceptions raised in Bernie Farber's piece entitled "Canada Fails the Test of a Good Society." Canada continues to have the most fair and generous immigration system in the world.
03/06/2014 05:32 EST

What Canada Must Achieve at Rio+20

There are opportunities and challenges at the Rio+20 conference. Certainly Canada has successfully pursued sustainable development at home. Our opportunity at Rio+20 is to find new approaches and partners to help us sustain that momentum, to build further on a sturdy foundation of principle and action. It is also our challenge.
06/21/2012 04:12 EDT