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MP Cardigan - Lawrence MacAulay

He was first elected to the House of Commons on November 21, 1988, to represent the constituency of Cardigan in eastern Prince Edward Island. Mr. MacAulay’s cabinet appointments have included Solicitor General of Canada, Minister of Labour, Secretary of State (Veterans), and Secretary of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency).


MP Cardigan - Lawrence MacAulayHe has also served as Associate Critic for Fisheries and Oceans, and was Official Opposition Critic for Seniors. In addition, he chaired the Atlantic Caucus. Mr. MacAulay was previously a farmer and businessman.

Mr. MacAulay was born on September 9, 1946, in St. Peter's Bay, Prince Edward Island. He and Frances Elaine O'Connell were married in 1972 and they have three daughters: Carolyn, Rita and Lynn.

MP Charlottetown - Sean Casey

Sean Casey, was elected as the Member of Parliament for Charlottetown in May of 2011. Sean is a former Managing Partner of the Charlottetown law firm, Stewart McKelvey.

Charlottetown Office:
75 Fitzroy Street, Suite 201 Charlottetown, PEI C1A 1R6
Tel.: 902-566-7770 | Fax: 902-566-7780

Ottawa Office:
225 Confederation Building Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6
Tel.: 613-996-4714 | Fax: 613-995-7685


MP Malpeque -Wayne Easter

In 1993 and was re-elected in 1997, 2000, 2004 and 2006, 2008, and 2011.

Hon. Wayne Easter was first elected the Member of Parliament for Malpeque in 1993 and was re-elected in 1997, 2000, 2004 and 2006. Mr. Easter currently serves as Agriculture Critic.

In the last session of Parliament, he served as a member of the House of Commons Standing Committee of Agriculture and Agri-Food and as Vice Chair of the Canada-US Parliamentary Association. On July 20th, 2004, Wayne was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to Agriculture and Agri-Food with special emphasis on Rural Development.


Mr. Easter has extensive experience related to many bilateral issues affecting Canada-US relations. He was National President and CEO of the National Farmers Union for 11 years, and was an advisor to the Trudeau administration for the federal export agency, Conagrex. In addition, he was an advisor and panelist for the Tri-national Exchange on Agriculture, the environment and Free Trade Agreements with Canada, the United States and Mexico. He also served as panelist to a Congressional briefing on NAFTA in Washington in March 1993.

Mr. Easter has previously served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and was appointed Solicitor General of Canada in 2002. As Solicitor General, Mr. Easter oversaw five agencies for national security and public safety of Canadians - the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Correctional Services Canada, the National Parole Board and the National Firearms Registry.

Mr. Easter holds a diploma from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College and was granted a certificate from the Canadian International Grains Institute in 1973. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Law degree from UPEI in 1988 for his work and contribution to agriculture and social activism on the national level. He was also awarded the Governor General's Canada 125 Medal in 1992 for community service.

Wayne and his wife Helen, a nurse, live in North Wiltshire and have two grown children, Kimberley and Jamie.

PO Box 70 Hunter River, PEI C0A 1N0 902-964-2428
(613) 992-2406

Riding Contact
Jamie McPhail 


Senator Elizabeth Hubley

Honourable Elizabeth Hubley was born September 8th, 1942, at Howlan, Prince Edward Island, the daughter of Bennett J. Haywood and Florence K. Brown.

Honourable Elizabeth Hubley received her early education at local schools, following which she attended Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown, and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

After many years as a dance instructor, Mrs. Hubley established her own dance studio Stepping Out in 1980. She continues to be its Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer.

In 1989, she was elected to represent the old District of Fifth Prince in the Prince Edward Island Legislative Assembly. Mrs. Hubley was re-elected in 1993, at which time she was appointed Deputy Speaker. During her career in provincial politics she was a strong supporter or rural communities and cultural development and served on ten standing committees including Economic Development, Tourism, Health and Social Services, Agriculture, and Fisheries and Aquaculture.


Mrs. Hubley retired from Provincial politics in 1996.
In 1998, she was appointed as a member of the Federal Veterans Review and Appeal Board, a position she held until her appointment to the Senate of Canada in March, 2001.

She has been a member of the P.E.I. Council of the Arts, President of the P.E.I. Fiddlers Society, and President of the Prince County Fiddlers. She also is past President of the Kensington and Area Cultural Foundation, founding member of the Kensington Step Dancing Festival, and has been involved with numerous other groups dedicated to the promotion and development of Island heritage and cultural life.

Elizabeth Hubley has a distinguished record of community service both as a volunteer and elected official.

Hon. Elizabeth M. Hubley and her late husband Richard B. Hubley have six children: Brendon, Susan, Allan, Amos, Jennifer, and Florence.

Senator Percy Downe

Senator Downe was appointed to the Senate of Canada by the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien. He has served in the Senate representing Charlottetown in the province of Prince Edward Island since June 26, 2003. Senator Downe is currently Vice-Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Joint-Chair of the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament, a member of the Standing Senate Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration, and is also on the Executive Committee of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association.


Senator Downe was formerly a member of the Standing Committees on National Finance, Legal and Constitutional Affairs, Rules, Rights and Procedures of Parliament and the Expenditure Review Committee of the Liberal Caucus.

Since graduating from the University of Prince Edward Island in 1977, Senator Downe has had the opportunity to serve at the provincial and the federal level, more specifically as:

•    Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Canada
•    Director of Appointments, Office of the Prime Minister
•    Executive Assistant to the Minister of Labour
•    Executive Assistant to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans
•    Executive Assistant to the Secretary of State, Veterans Affairs and ACOA.
•    Executive Assistant to the Premier of Prince Edward Island

Senator Downe lives in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island with his spouse and their two children.

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