Members of Parliament and Senators
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.
75 Fitzroy Street, Suite 201 Charlottetown, PEI C1A 1R6
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225 Confederation Building Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6
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MP Malpeque -Wayne EasterIn 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.www.wayneeaster.com
PO Box 70 Hunter River, PEI C0A 1N0 902-964-2428
Senator Catherine CallbeckHonourable Catherine Callbeck was born July 25th, 1939, in Central Bedeque, Prince Edward Island.
She received her early education at Central Bedeque School and Summerside High School. She later received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Mt. Allison University and a Bachelor of Education degree from Dalhousie University in 1960 and 1963 respectively. She also completed post-graduate courses in business administration at Syracuse University.
After a period of teaching business in New Brunswick & Ontario, Ms. Callbeck returned to Prince Edward Island where she became involved with the family business, Callbeck's Limited of Central Bedeque.
She was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island in 1974 as the Member for the Fourth District of Prince. From 1974 to 1978 she served as Minister of Health & Social Services, Minister Responsible for the Disabled and Minister Responsible for Native Affairs. In 1978, she left provincial politics and returned to the family business.
Ms. Callbeck was elected as the Member of Parliament for Malpeque in 1988. During her time in the House of Commons she served as the official opposition critic for Consumer and Corporate Affairs; Energy, Mines & Resources; Financial Institutions as well as Associate Critic for Privatization and Regulatory Affairs. She was also vice-chair for the Caucus Committee on Sustainable Development.
She was elected Leader of the Liberal Party of Prince Edward Island on January 23, 1993 and was sworn in as Premier and President of the Executive Council on January 25, 1993. She was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for the First District of Queens in the general election of March 29, 1993. She was the first woman in Canada to be elected as Premier. While in office she was presented with an Honourary Doctorate of Laws by Mount Allison University of New Brunswick and was named Sponsor of the HMCS Charlottetown. In October 1996 she retired from provincial political life and returned to the family business.
On September 23, 1997, Ms. Callbeck was called to the Senate of Canada. She has served as a Member of the Senate Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration; Banking, Trade and Commerce; and Transport and Communications. She is presently a Member of the Agriculture and Forestry Committee, as well as the Social Affairs, Science and Technology Committee. In November 2002, she was appointed by the Prime Minister as Vice-chair of the Task Force on Women Entrepreneurs. On June 28, 2005, Ms. Callbeck was elected as Vice-chair of the National Liberal Caucus, a position she still holds. Most recently, she has become Vice-President of the Canada-Cuba Interparliamentary Group.
In the fall of 1997, Ms. Callbeck was presented with the prestigious Rural Beautification Shaw Award for her contribution to the enhancement of the rural life on Prince Edward Island.
On November 21, 2006, Ms. Callbeck was named as one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women's Executive Network (WXN) in Toronto. Every year, the WXN honours and recognizes the most accomplished Canadian women in a variety of fields.
Ms. Callbeck has also had a long and active involvement with charitable and public service groups and organizations at all levels. Among other positions, she has served as Chairperson of the Board of Confederation Centre of the Arts; as a member of the Board of Regents of Mt. Allison University; as Honourary Chair of the Mt. Allison Alumni Association; as a member of the Board of Governors of the University of Prince Edward Island; as a Member of the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission; as a Board member of the Institute for Research in Public Policy; and former director of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association.
Her charitable activities include having been a Director of the PEI United Fund; a Director of the Canadian Heart Foundation (PEI Division); a Member of the provincial Committee for the International Year of the Disabled; and an Honourary Board Member of the Glaucoma research Society of Canada. She has also served on several committees and in several capacities in and around her home village of Central Bedeque. Ms. Callbeck is presently a Member of the National Advisory Council of Family Resource Programs Canada; a Member of the Child Alliance Advisory Committee of PEI; a Member of the Mt. Allison National Advisory Committee; Honourary Patron of the PEI District Canadian Bible Society; Honourary Chair of the Financial Campaign for Camp Abby; and Patron of the PEI Business Women's Association (PEIBWA).
Ms. Callbeck is a member of the Bedeque United Church. She has served as an Elder and a Member of the Prince Edward Island Presbytery.
Senator Elizabeth HubleyHonourable 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.