Moore was born in New Westminster, raised in Coquitlam and resides in Port Moody. After graduating from Centennial Sr.
Secondary, he continued his studies in economics and business administration at
1996 marked James’ first year in broadcasting,
working at CKST AM1040 in Vancouver. In 1997, he moved to Ottawa to work
as the Communications Advisor for the Official Opposition and specialized in
fiscal and economic policy. He
worked to develop and implement a post-balanced budget communications strategy
for the Official Opposition led by Preston Manning.
In 1998, James briefly returned to
Vancouver before moving to Prince George to earn a degree in political science
at the University of Northern BC. While in Prince George he continued in
broadcasting by guest hosting at 550 CKPG and launching his own talk show
entitled “’Behind the Headlines’ with James Moore.”
On November 27th/2000, James was elected to
represent the constituency Port Moody-Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam as its
representative in the Parliament of Canada. Elected at the age of 24, James is
the youngest elected Member of Parliament in British Columbia's history.
In the 37th Parliament James
Deputy Foreign Affairs Critic and Deputy National Revenue Critic.
He was later promoted to serve as the Senior Transport Critic for Canada's Official Opposition and
Vice-Chair of the Commons Transport Committee, the youngest Vice-Chair of a
Parliamentary Committee in Canadian history.
his first term in office, through Private Members'
bills, James proposed legislation that would offer
tax relief to victims of the leaky condo tragedy,
toughen laws against date-rape drugs, force the Prime
Minister to appoint elected Senators, impose consecutive
rather than concurrent sentencing for violent
ban gun ownership for violent criminals, toughen
penalties for the illegal trafficking of prohibited
weapons and ammunition, and toughen penalties for the
trafficking of child pornography online. James also
successfully passed through the House of Commons a motion
calling for the investment of gas taxes
James was very active in Question Period. In fact,
in his first term he asked more questions in Question Period than any
other MP who was not a current or former party leader at
his first term in office James was
best up-and-coming MP"
four years in a row by fellow
Members of Parliament and Parliament Hill staffers.
James was re-elected in the 2004 general election for
the electoral district of Port Moody-Westwood-Port
Coquitlam. In Stephen Harper's Shadow Cabinet
James served as the Official
Opposition Transportation Critic, as well as Amateur Sport Critic.
On January 23rd, 2006, James
was re-elected to his third term in Parliament as the Member of Parliament for
Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam. Shortly after the election, Prime
Minister Stephen Harper appointed Moore to the post of Parliamentary Secretary
Cabinet Ministers: the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public
Works and Government Services, and also the Parliamentary
Secretary to the
Minister for the Pacific
Gateway and the
On June 25th, 2008, Prime
Minister Stephen Harper appointed James as the Secretary of State for the 2010
the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Official Languages. James is the
Minister in BC history, and the fourth youngest Minister in Canadian history.
On October 14th, 2008, James
was again re-elected as the Member of Parliament for Port Moody-Westwood-Port
Coquitlam. James is the first person in Canadian history to be elected to
four consecutive terms in his constituency.
- James Moore's
biography on the Parliamentary website
of Northern B.C.)
Bachelor of Arts Degree
of Northern B.C.)
▪ Secretary of
of Public Works
for the Pacific Gateway
Sport Critic (fmr.)
Finance Committee (fmr.)
Environment Committee (fmr.)
Radio Talk Show Host
& Prince George)
Communications Advisor to
..the Official Opposition