Bob Nault

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The Hon.
Bob Nault
PC
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Kenora—Rainy River
In office
1988–2004
Preceded by John Edmund Parry
Succeeded by District was abolished in 2003
Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
In office
August 3, 1999 – December 11, 2003
Preceded by Jane Stewart
Succeeded by Andy Mitchell
Personal details
Born Robert Daniel Nault
(1955-11-09) November 9, 1955 (age 59)
Ste-Anne, Manitoba
Political party Liberal

Robert Daniel "Bob" Nault, PC (born November 9, 1955) is a former Canadian politician.

A member of the Liberal Party of Canada, Nault served as Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development in the cabinet of Jean Chrétien from 1999 to 2003. He introduced a comprehensive program of reform and financial accountability measures for First Nations.

Nault began his career as city councillor for Kenora City Council. He was first elected to the House of Commons as the representative for Kenora-Rainy River in 1988, beating NDP incumbent John Parry.

In 2004, he announced he would leave politics and did not seek re-election in the 2004 election.

Currently, Mr. Nault provides advisory and consulting services to high-technology firms, First Nations, and major public sector organizations.

Election Results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2000: Kenora—Rainy River
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Bob Nault 14,416 45.21
Alliance Ed Prefontaine 9,125 28.62
New Democratic Susan Barclay 6,868 21.54
Progressive Conservative Brian Barrett 1,479 4.63
Total valid votes 31,885 100.00
Total rejected ballots 134
Turnout 32,019 58.44
Eligible voters 54,792
Canadian federal election, 1997: Kenora—Rainy River
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Bob Nault 14,084 41.93
Reform Ken Hyatt 9,782 29.12
New Democratic Ruth Bergman 6,922 20.61
Progressive Conservative Gordon Lee 2,799 8.33
Total valid votes 33,587 100.00
Total rejected ballots 189
Turnout 33,776 60.57
Eligible voters 55,764
Canadian federal election, 1993: Kenora—Rainy River
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Bob Nault 22,157 64.84
Reform Mel Fisher 7,094 20.57
New Democratic Peter Kirby 2,194 6.35
Progressive Conservative George Hainsworth 2,062 6.00
National Harold Rowe 698 0.02
Not affiliated April I. McCormick 284 0.01
Turnout 34,559
Canadian federal election, 1988: Kenora—Rainy River
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Bob Nault 13,313 38.28
New Democratic John Perry 12,102 34.79
Progressive Conservative Dick Motlong 7,496 21.55
Christian Heritage Ed Carlson 1,477 4.25
Rhinoceros Julian Morelli 394 1.13
Turnout 34,782

External links[edit]

26th Ministry – Cabinet of Jean Chrétien
Cabinet Post (1)
Predecessor Office Successor
Jane Stewart Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
1999–2003
Andy Mitchell