Carolyn Bertram

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Carolyn Bertram
30th Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island
In office
November 1, 2011 – June 2, 2015
Premier Robert Ghiz
Wade MacLauchlan
Lieutenant Governor Frank Lewis
Preceded by Kathleen Casey
Succeeded by Buck Watts
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island for
Rustico-Emerald
In office
June 12, 2007 – May 4, 2015
Preceded by Beth MacKenzie
Succeeded by Brad Trivers
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island for
Crapaud-Hazel Grove
In office
September 29, 2003 – June 12, 2007
Preceded by Norman MacPhee
Succeeded by Valerie Docherty
Personal details
Political party Liberal
Occupation teacher

Carolyn Bertram is a Canadian politician. She represented the electoral districts of Crapaud-Hazel Grove and Rustico-Emerald in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island from 2003 to 2015. She was a member of the Liberal Party.[1]

Education and early career[edit]

Bertram received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Prince Edward Island and a Bachelor of Education from Mount Saint Vincent University, and was a teacher by career.[1]

Political career[edit]

She was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island in the 2003 provincial election for the electoral district of Crapaud-Hazel Grove.[2] In the 2007 election, she stood in the district of Rustico-Emerald, and was re-elected.[3]

On June 12, 2007, Bertram was appointed to the Executive Council of Prince Edward Island as Minister of Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour.[4] In January 2010, Bertram was moved to Minister of Health and Wellness.[5][6] Following her re-election in the 2011 election,[7] Bertram was dropped from cabinet.[8][9] On November 1, 2011, she was elected Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island.[10][11]

Bertram did not seek re-election in 2015.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island biography". Government of Prince Edward Island. Archived from the original on August 1, 2014. Retrieved 2016-06-09. 
  2. ^ "Islanders temper Tory majority". CBC News. September 30, 2003. Retrieved 2016-06-09. 
  3. ^ "Liberals sweep crucial districts". CBC News. May 28, 2007. Archived from the original on July 3, 2007. Retrieved 2016-06-10. 
  4. ^ "Prince Edward Island Cabinet Appointed". June 12, 2007. Retrieved 2016-06-09. 
  5. ^ "Ghiz shuffles cabinet". CBC News. January 13, 2010. Retrieved 2016-06-09. 
  6. ^ "Vessey, Sherry join cabinet; Currie goes to education, Bertram to health". The Guardian. January 13, 2010. Retrieved 2016-06-09. 
  7. ^ "PEI Votes 2011 Rustico-Emerald". CBC News. October 3, 2011. Retrieved 2016-06-09. 
  8. ^ "Veterans bounced from P.E.I. cabinet". CBC News. October 18, 2011. Retrieved 2016-06-09. 
  9. ^ "Cabinet picks bring 'new eyes' to files: Ghiz". CBC News. October 19, 2011. Retrieved 2016-06-09. 
  10. ^ "Bertram made House Speaker". The Guardian. November 1, 2011. Retrieved 2016-06-09. 
  11. ^ "Bertram acclaimed Speaker as sole candidate". CBC News. November 1, 2011. Retrieved 2016-06-09. 
  12. ^ "4 Liberals announce they are out for next election". CBC News. January 23, 2015. Retrieved 2016-06-09.