Wayne Gaudet

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The Honourable
Wayne Gaudet
The Hon. Wayne Gaudet, ECNS
MLA for Clare
In office
May 25, 1993 – October 8, 2013
Preceded by Guy LeBlanc
Succeeded by riding dissolved
Speaker of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly
In office
November 18, 1996 – November 20, 1997
Preceded by Paul MacEwan
Succeeded by Gerry Fogarty
Personal details
Born (1955-08-12) August 12, 1955 (age 58)
Concession, Nova Scotia
Political party Liberal
Residence Clare, Nova Scotia
Occupation teacher

Wayne Gaudet (born August 12, 1955) is a Canadian politician. He represented the electoral district of Clare in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1993 to 2013. He is a member of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party.

Early life[edit]

Gaudet is a former teacher and high school vice principal. Born in Concession, Nova Scotia, he graduated in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts at the Université Sainte-Anne and then received a Bachelors of Education at Saint Mary's University. He later settled in Church Point.

Political career[edit]

First elected in 1993, Gaudet served in many cabinet posts during the 1990s. He also served as Speaker of the House. He served as interim leader of the party from 2000 to 2002, after Russell MacLellan's resignation and before Danny Graham was elected leader. Gaudet also served as interim leader after Graham's resignation and before Francis MacKenzie's election.

On January 18, 2013, Gaudet announced that he will not be running in the next provincial election, in part due to the new electoral map.[1]

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