Gilbert Clements

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The Honourable
Gilbert Clements
25th Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island
In office
30 August 1995 – 28 May 2001
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor General Roméo LeBlanc
Adrienne Clarkson
Premier Catherine Callbeck
Keith Milligan
Pat Binns
Preceded by Marion Loretta Reid
Succeeded by Léonce Bernard
Leader of the Prince Edward Island Liberal Party
In office
April 13, 1981 – October 24, 1981
Preceded by Bennett Campbell
Succeeded by Joe Ghiz
Personal details
Born Gilbert Ralph Clements
(1928-09-11)11 September 1928
Victoria Cross, Prince Edward Island
Died 27 November 2012(2012-11-27) (aged 84)
Montague, Prince Edward Island
Nationality Canadian
Political party Liberal Party of Prince Edward Island
Spouse(s) Wilma (nee MacLure) Clements
Children Robert, David, Gail
Alma mater Montague Memorial School
Mount Allison University
Occupation electrical contractor, merchant, realtor, insurance agent
Profession politician
Cabinet Minister of Municipal Affairs (1974–1978)
Minister of Environment (1974–1978)
Minister of Tourism (1974–1978)
Minister of Parks and Conservation (1974–1978)
Minister of Finance (1986–1993)
Minister of Community and Cultural Affairs (1986–1989)
Minister of the Environment (1989–1993)
Religion United Church of Canada

Gilbert Ralph Clements, OPEI (11 September 1928 – 27 November 2012) was a Canadian politician and the 25th Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island from 1995 to 2001.[1]

Born in Victoria Cross, Prince Edward Island, he was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island in 1970 representing 4th Kings. He was re-elected in 1974, 1979, 1982, 1986, 1989, and 1993. He held the following positions: Minister Municipal Affairs, Environment & Tourism, Parks & Conservation (1974–1978), Opposition Critic for Finance and Energy (1979–1986), Minister of Finance & Minister of Community and Cultural Affairs (1986–1989), and Minister of Finance & Minister of the Environment (1989–1993).[2]

In 1981, he was interim Prince Edward Island Liberal Party Leader and opposition party leader. He became interim leader following the resignation of leader and former premier Bennett Campbell and served until Joe Ghiz was elected as leader.

Clements died at age 84, in Montague, Prince Edward Island.[3]


  1. ^ "The Honourable Gilbert Ralph Clements". Retrieved 1 March 2006. 
  2. ^ Writer, Staff (2012-11-27). "Former lieutenant-governor of P.E.I., Gilbert Clements, dies at age 84". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 2012-12-09. 
  3. ^ "Gilbert Clements". Retrieved 2012-12-09.