Bobby Morrissey

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Robert J. Morrissey
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MLA (Assemblymen) for 1st Prince
In office
MLA for Tignish-DeBlois
In office
Preceded by new district
Succeeded by Gail Shea
Personal details
Born (1954-11-18) 18 November 1954 (age 60)
Political party Liberal

Robert J. "Bobby" Morrissey (born 18 November 1954) is a Canadian politician. He represented the electoral districts of 1st Prince from 1982 to 1996 and Tignish-DeBlois from 1996 to 2000 in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island. He was a member of the Liberal Party.

He was nominated as the Liberal candidate in Egmont in the 2008 Canadian federal election (in November 2007), following the retirement of incumbent Liberal MP Joe McGuire. However, he withdrew his candidacy on 5 August 2008, choosing instead to return to the private sector.

On November 22, 2014, Morrissey was nominated as the Liberal candidate in Egmont, to run in the upcoming Canadian federal election.[1]

Political career[edit]

President, 1st Prince Liberal Association 1979-1982. Member of the Egmont Liberal Association 1980–present. Member of the Tignish-Palmer Rd Liberal Association. Robert Morrissey, a Liberal, was first elected to the Legislative Assembly in the general election of 1982 for 1st Prince. He was re-elected in the general election of 1986, 1989, and 1993. Morrissey was elected in the general election of 1996 in the new electoral district of Tignish-Deblois. On 2 May 1986, Morrissey was appointed Minister of Transportation and Public Works. He became Minister of Industry and Minister Responsible for the Prince Edward Island Development Agency in 1989 and was also named Minister Responsible for the redevelopment of CFB Summerside and the community following the base closure by the federal government. On 15 April 1993, Morrissey was named Minister of Economic Development and Tourism and Minister Responsible for Enterprise PEI. Following the 1996 general election, he held the positions of Opposition House Leader and Opposition critic for finance. While a Member, Morrissey served on the Standing Committee on Privileges, Rules and Private Bills, and the Standing Committee on Community Affairs and Economic Development. He was the chair of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts. Robert Morrissey did not reoffer for the general election of 2000.

Private career[edit]

Prior to entering politics in 1982 was employed in the fishery. Since 2000, Consultant specializing in corporate/government relations, fisheries, labor market, and community development. President of PFI Group and President of Global Food Technologies. Director of Royal Star Investments.

Community Involvement[edit]

Morrissey served as a trustee of the Unit 1 School Board and was Chair of West Prince Community Advisory Board. He was also vice-chair of the Parish Council of St. Simon and St. Jude, and an organizer of the Tignish Irish Moss Festival prior to his election in 1982. Since 2000, he has served as a Board Member of the Heart & Stroke Foundation of PEI, was a founding member, President and treasurer of the Tignish Seniors Home Care Co-op, a member of the building and fundraising committees of the Credit Union Arena located in Tignish, and is Vice Chair of Tignish Special Needs Housing. Member of the Advisory Board to Holland College West Prince Campus.

Personal life[edit]

Morrissey was born in Alberton, Prince Edward Island, he currently resides in Seacow Pond near Tignish, Prince Edward Island


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