Meet Jim Hillyer, M.P.
Stirling native and Raymond resident Jim Hillyer was elected as the federal representative for the Lethbridge riding on May 2, 2011.A business consultant, educator and entrepreneur, MP Hillyer holds a B.A Philosophy and an M.A. Political Economy.During the first session of the 41st Parliament, Jim was assigned to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage and the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament. On February 6, 2012 he was re-assigned from the latter committee to the Standing Joint Committee on Scrutiny of Regulations (REGS). As of January 31, 2014, Jim contiues to serve on the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage (CHPC) and has been reassigned to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates (OGGO).
Jim is married to Livi, the couple has four children: London, Taylor, Nation and Asia.
Government of Canada News
Canadian lumber industry to benefit from agreement with Mexico
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, International Trade Minister Ed Fast, and Minister of Natural Resources as well as Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario Greg Rickford announced today that wood exports are expected to increase after Mexico agreed to recognize Canada's heat treated lumber certification program.
Aboriginal Organizations in BC Receive Funding to Support Urban Aboriginal Employment
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada's improved Urban Aboriginal Strategy, four Aboriginal organizations in British Columbia (BC)
Working Together to Increase the Participation of Urban Aboriginal People in the British Columbia Economy
Mark Strahl, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, today announced support to four Aboriginal organizations who will work towards addressing barriers to employment for urban Aboriginal people living in British Columbia (BC)