James Rajotte currently works as a Vice-President at Rogers Communications, responsible for Provincial and Municipal Government Affairs.
He serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and on the Board of Directors of Go Productivity.
Mr. Rajotte was a member of the House of Commons for 15 years. He was elected to the House of Commons in 2000 as the Member of Parliament for Edmonton-Southwest and was re-elected as the Member of Parliament for Edmonton-Leduc in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2011.
He served as the Chair of the Standing Committee on Finance during the 40th and 41st Parliaments (2008-2015), and was Chair of the Parliamentary Committee on Industry Science and Technology in the 39th Parliament (2006-2008).
Mr. Rajotte had three private member’s bills/motions adopted by the House of Commons: Bill (C-299) on combatting Identity Theft (pretexting); Motion (M-574) on supporting funding for Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia; and Motion (M-269), aimed at improving Financial Literacy in Canada.
He also served on many inter-parliamentary groups; notably as the Chair of the Canada-United Kingdom Inter-parliamentary Association and the Vice-Chair of the Canada-United States Inter-parliamentary Group.
Mr. Rajotte was born and raised in Edmonton and received a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Ottawa, a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta, and completed the coursework at that same institution for a Master of Arts. He is an avid reader of history, literature, philosophy; and still plays hockey, although his skills have noticeably declined in recent years.