Arnold Wayne Easter
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
|Preceded by||Catherine Callbeck|
June 22, 1949 |
North Wiltshire, Prince Edward Island
|Residence||North Wiltshire, Prince Edward Island|
|Religion||United Church of Canada |
Born in North Wiltshire, Prince Edward Island, the son of A. Leith Easter and Hope MacLeod, he was educated at the Charlottetown Rural High School and the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. In 1970, he married Helen Arleighn Laird. Easter operates a dairy, beef and grain farm near North Wiltshire. He is a former president of the National Farmers Union.
He served in Prime Minister Jean Chrétien's Cabinet as Solicitor General of Canada from 2002-2003. He also served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans from 1997–1999, and to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, with a special emphasis on rural development from 2004-2006.
|26th Ministry – Cabinet of Jean Chrétien|
|Cabinet Post (1)|
|Lawrence MacAulay||Solicitor General of Canada