Robert Thibault

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The Honourable
Robert G. Thibault
PC
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for West Nova
In office
2000 – 2008
Preceded by Mark Muise
Succeeded by Greg Kerr
Personal details
Born (1959-09-29) September 29, 1959 (age 54)
Digby, Nova Scotia
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Janice Boudreau
Residence Concession, Nova Scotia
Profession Municipal administrator

Robert G. Thibault, PC (born September 29, 1959) is a Canadian politician.

Political career[edit]

Thibault served as a municipal councillor in Clare, Nova Scotia from 1988 to 2001 and was reelected in 2012.[1] He is a member of the Liberal Party of Canada and a former member in the Canadian House of Commons, serving three terms as the representative of West Nova from 2000 to 2008. He won his first federal election in 2000.[2] He was named Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) in 2001.[3] He was Minister of Fisheries and Oceans from 2002 to 2003. He won re-election in 2004. Thibault was the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health from 2004 to 2006 under Paul Martin. In the 2006 election, he defeated Conservative opponent and former Nova Scotia cabinet minister Greg Kerr by 511 votes. On April 27, 2007, Thibault was named Liberal Critic for Competitiveness and the New Economy by Liberal leader Stéphane Dion.[4] He was subsequently appointed Liberal critic for Health. Thibault was defeated in Canada's 40th general election on October 14, 2008, by Conservative opponent Greg Kerr.[5]

On October 3, 2009, Thibault was once again nominated to contest the West Nova seat for the Liberals in the 2011 federal election.[6] On May 2, 2011, Thibault was defeated in his comeback attempt, losing to Kerr by more than 4,000 votes.[7]

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
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Robert Thibault 18,343 42.66 +6.57 $49,127
Conservative Jon Charles Carey 14,209 33.05 -1.06 $119,570
New Democratic Arthur Bull 9,086 21.13 +9.90 $18,596
Green Matthew Granger 1,385 3.22 $0.00
Total valid votes 42,996 100.00

Conservative Party change is based on the combination of Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party totals.

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Robert Thibault 12,783 36.09 +10.39 $57,653
Progressive Conservative Mark Muise 12,080 34.11 -0.20 34,692
Alliance Mike Donaldson 6,581 18.58 -0.23 $32,417
New Democratic Phil Roberts 3,976 11.23 -9.23 $14,118
Total valid votes 35,420 100.00

Results for the Canadian Alliance from 1997 are based on the results of its predecessor, the Reform Party.

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26th Ministry – Cabinet of Jean Chrétien
Cabinet Posts (2)
Predecessor Office Successor
Herb Dhaliwal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans
2002–2003
Geoff Regan
Bernie Boudreau Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)
2001–2002
Gerry Byrne