Chris d'Entremont

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Chris d'Entremont

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Member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly
for Argyle-Barrington
Argyle (2003-2013)
In office
August 5, 2003 – July 31, 2019
Preceded byNeil LeBlanc
Succeeded byColton LeBlanc
Minister of Finance
In office
February 22, 2009 – March 10, 2009
PremierRodney MacDonald
Preceded byMichael Baker
Succeeded byJamie Muir
Personal details
Born (1969-10-31) October 31, 1969 (age 49)
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Political partyProgressive Conservative
ResidenceBelleville, Nova Scotia
Occupationpolitician

Christopher André d'Entremont (born October 31, 1969) is a Canadian politician. He currently represents the electoral district of Argyle-Barrington in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. He is a member of the Progressive Conservatives.

Before politics[edit]

Before his election in 2003, d'Entremont worked as an announcer at CJLS-FM. Later, he was employed by TriStar Industries, as an electronics salesperson and then for Camille d'Eon Boatbuilders. He was also a development officer for the South West Shore Development Authority.

Political career[edit]

d'Entremont was first elected MLA for Argyle in the 2003 election,[1] and re-elected in the 2006,[2] 2009,[3] 2013[4] and 2017 elections.[5] On August 15, 2003, d'Entremont was appointed to the Executive Council of Nova Scotia as Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, and Minister of Acadian Affairs.[6] He later served as Minister of Health,[7] Minister of Community Services,[8] Minister responsible for the Youth Secretariat, and Chair of the Senior Citizens' Secretariat. He briefly served as the interim Minister of Finance prior to the death of Michael Baker on March 2, 2009.[9] Those duties were shifted to Jamie Muir on March 10, 2009.[10]

On November 20, 2018, d'Entremont announced he was seeking the Conservative nomination in West Nova for the 2019 federal election.[11][12] He won the nomination on June 22, 2019.[13] d'Entremont announced he will resign his provincial seat on July 31, 2019.[14]

Personal life[edit]

He married Anne d'Entremont (née Muise) on May 20, 1995 in Ste. Anne du Ruisseau, Nova Scotia. They have two sons: André (b. 1998) and Alec (b. 2002).

Electoral record[edit]

2017 Nova Scotia general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Progressive Conservative Chris d'Entremont 4,031 65 N/A
     Liberal Louis d'Entremont 1,840 30 N/A
     New Democratic Party Greg Foster 323 5 N/A
2013 Nova Scotia general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Progressive Conservative Chris d'Entremont 3,935 54.69 N/A
     Liberal Kent Blades 2,905 40.38 N/A
     New Democratic Party Kenn Baynton 355 4.93 N/A
2009 Nova Scotia general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Progressive Conservative Chris d'Entremont 2,817 64.14 -3.51
     New Democratic Party Melvin Huskins 759 17.28 +5.90
Liberal Lionel Leblanc 742 16.89 -2.67
Green Barb Lake 74 1.68 +0.27
2006 Nova Scotia general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Progressive Conservative Chris d'Entremont 3,158 67.65 +19.70
Liberal Christian Surette 913 19.56 -20.33
     New Democratic Party Charles Muise 531 11.38 -0.79
Green Patty Doucet-Saunders 66 1.41 Ø
2003 Nova Scotia general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Progressive Conservative Chris d'Entremont 2,345 47.95 -29.06
Liberal Aldric Benoit d'Entremont 1,951 39.89 +24.34
     New Democratic Party Charles Muise 595 12.17 +5.66

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Election Returns, 2003 (Argyle)" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. Retrieved 2014-10-14.
  2. ^ "Election Returns, 2006 (Argyle)" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-10-10. Retrieved 2014-10-14.
  3. ^ "Chris d'Entremont wins again for P.C.s in Argyle". The Vanguard. June 10, 2009. Retrieved 2014-10-14.
  4. ^ "D'Entremont wins Argyle-Barrington". The Coastguard. October 8, 2013. Retrieved 2014-10-14.
  5. ^ "South Shore incumbents hold on to their seats". The Chronicle Herald. May 31, 2017. Retrieved 2018-04-23.
  6. ^ "New faces, new jobs among 15 in cabinet". The Chronicle Herald. August 16, 2003. Archived from the original on January 24, 2005. Retrieved 2014-10-14.
  7. ^ "MacDonald mixes cabinet with old and new". CBC News. February 23, 2006. Retrieved 2014-10-14.
  8. ^ "N.S. Premier Rodney MacDonald shuffles cabinet; one new face". Cape Breton Post. January 7, 2009. Archived from the original on April 24, 2018. Retrieved 2018-04-23.
  9. ^ "Nova Scotia's finance minister dies of cancer". CBC News. March 3, 2009. Retrieved 2014-10-14.
  10. ^ "Muir appointed N.S. finance minister". CBC News. March 10, 2009. Retrieved 2014-10-14.
  11. ^ "Chris d'Entremont to seek Conservative nomination in West Nova". The Chronicle Herald. November 20, 2018. Retrieved 2018-11-21.
  12. ^ "PC MLA Chris d'Entremont eyes jump to federal politics". CBC News. November 20, 2018. Retrieved 2018-11-21.
  13. ^ "PC MLA Chris d'Entremont wins federal Tory nomination". CBC News. June 23, 2019. Retrieved 2019-06-23.
  14. ^ "Three of Nova Scotia's PC MLAs resign to run in federal election". The Chronicle Herald. July 19, 2019. Retrieved 2019-07-19.

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