Greg Kerr

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Greg J. Kerr
MP, B.A, B.Ed
MLA for Annapolis West
In office
September 19, 1978 – May 25, 1993
Preceded by Peter M. Nicholson
Succeeded by Riding Dissolved
MP for West Nova
Incumbent
Assumed office
October 14, 2008
Preceded by Robert Thibault
Personal details
Born (1947-10-08) October 8, 1947 (age 66)
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Marcia Longmire
Residence Granville Centre, Nova Scotia
Occupation Farmer, logger, teacher
Religion Anglican

Greg J. Kerr (born October 8, 1947) is a Canadian politician. He is the Member of Parliament for West Nova and currently serves as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs.

Early life and education[edit]

He graduated from Annapolis Royal Regional Academy. He then graduated from Mount Allison University with a B.A. and B.Ed. After graduation, he taught at Bridgetown Regional High School.

Political career[edit]

He represented Annapolis West in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1978 to 1993 as a Progressive Conservative member. Kerr served in the Executive Council of Nova Scotia as Minister of Culture, Recreation and Fitness from 1980 to 1981, as Minister of the Environment from 1981 to 1983, as Minister of Finance from 1983 to 1993, as Minister of Housing from 1988 to 1989 and as Minister of Tourism and Culture from 1992 to 1993. He was an unsuccessful candidate for a seat in the House of Commons in 2006.

He was elected as the Conservative Party Member of Parliament for the electoral district of West Nova in the 2008 federal election.[1]

In April 2014, Kerr announced that he is not re-offering in the next federal election.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Kerr married his high-school girlfriend, Marica Longmire in 1970. They live in Granville Centre, Nova Scotia and own a beef farm and logging operation. The couple have two children, Gillian and Megan. He is an active warden in the Anglican Church.

In January 2013, Kerr suffered a stroke.[3]

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Greg Kerr 20,204 47.04 +7.10
Liberal Robert Thibault 15,632 36.39 +0.24
New Democratic George Barron 5,631 13.11 -3.78
Green Ross Johnson 1,487 3.46 -1.55
Total valid votes/Expense limit 42,954 100.00
Total rejected ballots 356 0.82 +0.10
Turnout 43,310 63.95 +1.2
Eligible voters 67,287
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Greg Kerr 16,779 39.94 +1.83 $70,657
Liberal Robert Thibault 15,185 36.15 -3.09 $65,606
New Democratic George Barron 7,097 16.89 -1.94 $12,741
Green Ronald Mills 2,106 5.01 +2.71 $230
Independent Cindy M. Nesbitt 844 2.01 $10,570
Total valid votes 42,011 100.00
Total rejected ballots 304 0.72
Turnout 42,315 62.8
     Conservative gain from Liberal Swing -2.46
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Robert Thibault 17,734 39.24 -3.42 $72,735
Conservative Greg Kerr 17,222 38.11 +5.06 $54,065
New Democratic Arthur Bull 8,511 18.83 -2.30 $25,355
Green Matthew Granger 1,040 2.30 -0.92 $193
Independent Ken Griffiths 681 1.51 $2,576
Total valid votes 45,189 100.00
     Liberal hold Swing -4.24

References[edit]

  1. ^ West Nova goes Conservative, CBC News. October 15, 2008.
  2. ^ "Greg Kerr won’t re-offer in next federal election". The Spectator (Nova News Now). April 26, 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-02. 
  3. ^ MP Kerr recovering from stroke The Chronicle Herald

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