, Alberta , Canada
|| August 19, 1970
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|Info||James Rajotte was born on August 19, 1970, and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. |
Mr. Rajotte was elected to Parliament on November 27, 2000 as the Member for Edmonton Southwest. He currently serves as the Senior Industry Critic for the Official Opposition and as the Vice-Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology. He formerly served as the Official Opposition Critic for Science and Technology and the Deputy Critic for Industry.
Prior to seeking election, Mr. Rajotte served as Executive Assistant to the previous Member Ian McClelland and was the Senior Researcher at First Past the Post (FPP), an Edmonton based public relations firm. His parliamentary experience also includes working as a legislative assistant to two other Members of Parliament from 1993 to 1995.
Mr. Rajotte did undergraduate studies in political science and economics at the University of Ottawa and completed his Bachelor of Arts in 1995 at the University of Alberta. He is also currently completing his Master of Arts degree in Canadian Politics and Political Theory at the University of Alberta.
Mr. Rajotte has served on the 1998 Reform Alberta Senate Nomination Committee and the Canadian Property Rights Research Institute (Can PRRI) Advisory Board.
Mr. Rajotte has volunteered in the community for many years, most notably as a hockey coach and power skating instructor. His other interests include classical music, philosophy and literature.