Chris d'Entremont

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The Honourable
Chris A. d'Entremont
MLA
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Member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly
for Argyle-Barrington
Argyle (2003-2013)
Assumed office
August 5, 2003
Preceded by Neil LeBlanc
Minister of Finance
In office
February 22, 2009 – March 10, 2009
Premier Rodney MacDonald
Preceded by Michael Baker
Succeeded by Jamie Muir
Personal details
Born (1969-10-31) October 31, 1969 (age 47)
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Political party Progressive Conservative
Residence Belleville, Nova Scotia
Occupation politician

Chris A. 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] and 2013 elections.[4] 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.[5] He later served as Minister of Health,[6] Minister of Community Services,[7] 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.[8] Those duties were shifted to Jamie Muir on March 10, 2009.[9]

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]

Nova Scotia general election, 2013
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
Nova Scotia general election, 2009
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
Nova Scotia general election, 2006
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
Nova Scotia general election, 2003
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. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "MacDonald mixes cabinet with old and new". CBC News. February 23, 2006. Retrieved 2014-10-14. 
  7. ^ "N.S. Premier Rodney MacDonald shuffles cabinet; one new face". Cape Breton Post. January 7, 2009. Retrieved 2014-10-14. 
  8. ^ "Nova Scotia's finance minister dies of cancer". CBC News. March 3, 2009. Retrieved 2014-10-14. 
  9. ^ "Muir appointed N.S. finance minister". CBC News. March 10, 2009. Retrieved 2014-10-14. 

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