Geoffrey Kelley

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The Honourable
Geoffrey Kelley
Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Jacques-Cartier
Assumed office
September 12, 1994
Preceded by Neil Cameron
Personal details
Born (1955-02-17) February 17, 1955 (age 62)
Montreal, Quebec
Political party Quebec Liberal Party
Spouse(s) Judy Harper
Profession Politician, Teacher

Geoffrey Kelley (born February 17, 1955 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Quebec politician, coach and teacher. He is the current Member of National Assembly of Quebec for the riding of Jacques-Cartier in Montreal's West Island region. He represents the Quebec Liberal Party.

Kelley went to the Université de Montréal to study French courses and then obtained a diploma at John Abbott College. He would later obtain a Bachelor's degree in history and a Master's degree in modern history of Canada at McGill University. He was then a teacher at Commission scolaire du Lakeshore and a lecturer at various institutions including John Abbott College, Collège Marie-Victorin and McGill University. He was also the political aide for several Ministers including the Minister of Education (1990), the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Public Security (1990–1994) and was a chief of staff of the Deputy Premier and the President of the Treasury Board (1994).

Kelley was also a coach of a Lakeshore soccer club and was an outfielder for a Beaconsfield baseball club.

Kelley jumped into politics when he was elected in 1994 in Jacques-Cartier and re-elected in 1998. He served as the Liberal's critics in family policy and native affairs. After being re-elected in 2003, he was a backbencher until he was named Minister for Native Affairs in 2005. Despite being re-elected to a fourth term in the 2007 elections, he was not re-appointed to Jean Charest's cabinet. He became Chair of the Social Affairs Commission. In 2011 he was re-appointed as Minister for Native Affairs.

External links[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Benoit Pelletier
Delegate Minister for Indian Affairs
Succeeded by
Benoit Pelletier