Wayne Easter

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The Honourable
Arnold Wayne Easter
PC, MP
Wayne Easter.jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Malpeque
Incumbent
Assumed office
1993
Preceded by Catherine Callbeck
Personal details
Born (1949-06-22) June 22, 1949 (age 64)
North Wiltshire, Prince Edward Island
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Hellen Easter
Residence North Wiltshire, Prince Edward Island
Profession farmer
Religion United Church of Canada [1]

Arnold Wayne Easter, PC, MP (born June 22, 1949), is a Canadian politician.

Before politics[edit]

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.[2] Easter operates a dairy, beef and grain farm near North Wiltshire. He is a former president of the National Farmers Union.

Federal politics[edit]

Easter is a member of the Liberal Party of Canada in the Canadian House of Commons, representing the electoral district of Malpeque in the province of Prince Edward Island since 1993.

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.

From 2006 until 2012, he served as the critic for Agriculture and Agri-Food and the Canadian Wheat Board.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lumley, Elizabeth (2005). Canadian Who's Who 2005. University of Toronto Press. p. 389. ISBN 0-8020-8907-0. Retrieved 2009-10-06. 
  2. ^ Lumley, Elizabeth (2005). Canadian Who's Who 2005. University of Toronto Press. p. 389. ISBN 0-8020-8907-0. Retrieved 2009-10-06. 

External links[edit]

26th Ministry – Cabinet of Jean Chrétien
Cabinet Post (1)
Predecessor Office Successor
Lawrence MacAulay Solicitor General of Canada
2002–2003
Anne McLellan