John Duncan

Conservative Candidate for Courtenay–Alberni

A strong voice in Government for coastal communities.

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John Duncan

John has lived in British Columbia his entire life. He was raised in the Crows Nest Pass, Kamloops and North Vancouver. He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science from the Faculty of Forestry.

After graduation, John worked in the BC coastal forest industry. He has lived and worked in Duncan, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Ucluelet, Port Clements, Sayward, Courtenay and Campbell River.

John has been involved in many community level volunteer activities; Chair of the Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the Recreation Commission, Head of the Logger Sports, and President of the Historical Society which has given him a keen understanding of local priorities and issues in Coastal communities.
John was first elected to the House of Commons in 1993 and has remained committed to serving our region. In 2008, John became Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs and Northern Development. In August 2010, he was appointed Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, and Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency. In 2011 he continued his appointment as Minister but under the new title of Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development until February 2013. In July 2013, John was appointed as Minister of State and Chief Government Whip.

John is currently running in the new riding of Courtenay-Alberni. He and his wife Donna are both residents there.

Throughout his career John has always been, and continues to be, motivated by his commitment to public service and to serve the constituents.

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Thank you!

“For all of those who have over the past decade and a half built our party and contributed to our campaign, you have our deepest gratitude and you should feel nothing but pride … Never forget, that due to your efforts, our country stands tall today. We have built a Canada that is stronger than […]


More Support For Parents

A re-elected Conservative government will provide new benefits for moms and dads having a baby. We will provide up to 18 months of job protection for new parents and the option to stretch Employment Insurance (EI) benefits over 18 months. Parents who are interested in earning additional income or starting their own business while at […]


Protecting Canadian Auto Jobs

Hundreds of thousands of Canadian families work in the auto sector. That’s why a re-elected Conservative government will implement the new Automotive Supplier Innovation Program, which will help Canadian automotive suppliers gain a competitive edge in the global marketplace. If automakers are prepared to make firm commitments to new and modernized plants in Canada for […]


1.3 Million New Jobs

Canada’s economy created 1.3 million net new jobs since the depths of the global recession – one of the strongest job creation records in the G-7. In fact, not only are more Canadians working than before the recession, there are more Canadians working than ever before in our country’s history. And we will continue to […]


Protecting Jobs

Canada’s manufacturing sector provides good, well-paying jobs for Canadians in communities across our country. Prime Minister Harper has announced new support from our Conservative Government for Canadian manufacturers. Our low-tax, balanced budget Manufacturing Strategy will keep Canada’s manufacturing sector growing and creating jobs. Under our Manufacturing Strategy, Canadians will benefit from new jobs, new investment […]


Support For Canadian Seniors

Our Conservative Party will introduce new support for single and widowed seniors in Canada. A re-elected Conservative government will introduce a $2,000 Single Seniors Tax Credit that will extend additional tax relief to nearly 1.6 million single and widowed seniors in Canada who have pension income. When combined with the existing Pension Income Credit that […]


Budget Balanced A Year Early!

Our Conservative government has a strong record of economic and fiscal management. Our government achieved a balanced budget last year – one full year ahead of schedule. This is good for our economy and good for Canadian families. Spending beyond our means, as Justin’s Liberals and Thomas Mulcair’s NDP propose, would lead to permanent deficits, […]


Cutting Taxes For Small Businesses

A re-elected Conservative Government will lower the small business tax rate from 11 percent to 9 percent over the next four years. This tax cut – the largest tax rate cut for small businesses in more than 25 years – will provide $2.7 billion in tax relief to nearly 700,000 small businesses over this period. […]


Keeping Canadians Safe

A re-elected Harper Government will build on our record of fighting global terrorism to keep Canadians safe. And, we will continue to address the growing problem of terrorist radicalization and violent extremism among Canadian youth by providing a renewed $10 million in funding for the Kanishka Project. We will also create banned travel zones in […]


Keeping More Money In Your Pocket

We announced our plan to cut payroll taxes by over 20 percent in 2017 and protect Canadian jobs from the dangerous Employment Insurance and CPP tax hikes promised by both Justin Trudeau and Mulcair’s NDP. By dramatically reducing payroll taxes, Canadian workers will see their take-home pay increase and businesses – especially small businesses – […]


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The boundaries of our electoral district consist of:

  • (a) the Regional District of Alberni-Clayoquot;
  • (b) that part of the Regional District of Comox Valley comprised of: the Village of Cumberland; Subdivision A; the City of Courtenay, excepting Pentledge Indian Reserve No. 2;
  • (c) that part of the Regional District of Nanaimo comprised of: the Town of Qualicum Beach; the City of Parksville; subdivisions E, F, G and H; Qualicum Indian Reserve; and
  • (d) that part of the Powell River Regional District comprised of Subdivision E.

*If you live in Courtenay Area A or Cumberland, then you can vote for John. If you live in Comox, Courtenay Area B or Area C, please visit Conservative candidate Laura Smith’s website:

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  • Population (2011): 110,391

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John Duncan Campaign - Regional Offices

Courtenay: 331-C 6th St, 250-338-2215
Parksville: 12A-1209 East Island Hwy, 250-586-1161
Port Alberni: 4778 Johnston Rd, 778-421-5646