Gerald J. Comeau
|Senator for Nova Scotia|
August 30, 1990 – November 30, 2013
|Appointed by||Brian Mulroney|
|MP for West Nova|
September 4, 1984 – November 21, 1988
|Preceded by||Coline Campbell|
|Succeeded by||Coline Campbell|
|Born||February 1, 1946|
Meteghan Station, Nova Scotia
Comeau is a member of Nova Scotia's Acadian minority.
He was elected to the House of Commons of Canada as part of the Progressive Conservative (PC) landslide win in the 1984 election. The Member of Parliament for South West Nova, Nova Scotia, Comeau was a government backbencher throughout his term and was defeated in the 1988 election due in part to the unpopularity of the Canada–United States Free Trade Agreement in Atlantic Canada.
In 1990, Comeau was appointed to the Senate by Governor General Ray Hnatyshyn, on the advice of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. He sat as a Progressive Conservative until February 2004. He has been a Conservative Party senator since the merger of the PC Party into that party. He served as Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate from February 23, 2006, to May 24, 2011.
Comeau retired from the Senate on November 30, 2013 - seven years before reaching the mandatory retirement age of 75.
- "Gerald Comeau announces early retirement from Senate". CBC News. December 12, 2013. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
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