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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Expanding Broadband to Rural Communities

In today’s digital economy, access to the internet is essential to create jobs, realize economic opportunities and connect Canadians to online services. While Canada is one of the most connected nations in the world, critical gaps in broadband access still exist, particularly in rural and remote areas of the country. Rural Canadians expect and deserve […]


Tax Relief For Service Club Members

A re-elected Conservative government will build on our record of supporting charitable giving and voluntarism by providing tax relief for service club memberships via the Charitable Donations Tax Credit. This new policy will help hundreds of thousands of service club members carry out important work in their communities. Only our party will continue to encourage […]


Making Adoption More Affordable

There is no higher calling than raising a child – and no greater reward. A re-elected Conservative government will help Canadian parents who adopt children by significantly increasing the value of the Adoption Expense Tax Credit, raising the maximum amount to $20,000 and making it fully refundable. Every year, thousands of Canadian families are transformed […]


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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