James Moore was born in New Westminster, and raised in Coquitlam. After graduating from Centennial Sr. Secondary, he continued his studies in economics and business administration at Douglas College.
1996 marked James’ first year in broadcasting, working at CKST AM1040 in Vancouver. In 1997, he worked in Ottawa as the Communications Advisor for the Official Opposition, specializing in fiscal and economic policy, working on the post-balanced budget communications strategy for the Official Opposition.
In 1998, James briefly returned to broadcasting in 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, guest hosting at 550 CKPG and launching his own talk show entitled “’Behind the Headlines’ with James Moore.”
James was elected as the Member of Parliament for Port Moody-Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam in 2000. Elected at the age of 24, James is the youngest elected Member of Parliament in British Columbia's history.
In the 37th Parliament, James has served as Deputy Foreign Affairs Critic and Deputy National Revenue Critic. In June 2001 he was appointed the Official Opposition Senior Transport Critic. Serving as the Vice-Chair of the Commons Transport Committee James is the youngest Vice-Chair of a Parliamentary Committee in Canadian history.
In his term in office, through Private Members' bills, James has 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 criminals; 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 has also successfully pushed motions forward for debate in the House of Commons on issues such as investing gas taxes into roads, creating a sex-offender registry, and eliminating the $24 air security tax.
In Question Period James has asked more questions than any other MP who is not a party leader. Fellow Members of Parliament and Parliament Hill staffers have also named him “the best up-and-coming MP” four years in a row
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