Douglas W. Currie
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island for
June 12, 2007
|Preceded by||Elmer MacFadyen|
|Born||Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island|
|Residence||Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island|
Educator, Hockey CoachOfficial website
Douglas W. Currie is a Canadian politician.
He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island in the 2007 provincial election. He represents the electoral district of Charlottetown-Parkdale and is a member of the Liberal Party.
In May 2007, Currie served as Minister of Health, Social Services and Seniors.
In May 2008, Currie represented Provincial and Territorial Ministries of Health as part of the Canadian delegation to the World Health Organization Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. As Health Minister Currie helped establish the Integrated Health System Project, which focused on operational improvements and service realignment to improve health services for Islanders. The Government’s vision of One Island Future – One Island Health System guided this project.
From January 2010 to Fall 2011 Currie served as Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development and Attorney General. During this time, Currie implemented the Public Education Governance Review for the Province of Prince Edward Island and was the driving force behind several key changes to Prince Edward Island’s education system.
In October 2011, Currie was appointed Minister of Health and Wellness and Minister Responsible for Sport and Recreation. Currie led the renewal and implementation of the Mental Health and Addictions Strategy, the creation of Health PEI, and the transformation of the provincial health care system.
In February 2015, Currie was appointed Minister of Health and Wellness, Minister Responsible for Sport and Recreation and Minister Responsible for Municipal Affairs.
On January 7, 2016, Currie was appointed Minister of Education, Early Learning and Culture. Currie said his priority will be focussing on discussions with new education councils, teachers, and parents.
"I loved my time in health but I have 20 years experience in education," said Currie, adding that he's also a parent to school-age children.
Born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Currie grew up in District 11 Charlottetown-Parkdale where he currently lives with his two daughters. He holds a BA and BEd degree from the University of Prince Edward Island and a M.Ed. from the University of New Brunswick. Currie was a school teacher and principal of Birchwood Intermediate School. He served as Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations for the University of Prince Edward Island.
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