|Greg J. Kerr
MP, B.A, B.Ed
|MLA for Annapolis West|
September 19, 1978 – May 25, 1993
|Preceded by||Peter M. Nicholson|
|Succeeded by||Riding Dissolved|
|MP for West Nova|
October 14, 2008 – October 19, 2015
|Preceded by||Robert Thibault|
|Succeeded by||Colin Fraser|
|Born||John Gregory Kerr
October 8, 1947
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
|Residence||Granville Centre, Nova Scotia|
|Occupation||Farmer, logger, teacher|
Early life and education
Born in Annapolis Royal, he graduated from Annapolis Royal Regional Academy. He then graduated from Mount Allison University with a B.A. and B.Ed. After graduation, he taught at Bridgetown Regional High School.
He represented Annapolis West in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1978 to 1993 as a Progressive Conservative member. Kerr served in the Executive Council of Nova Scotia as Minister of Culture, Recreation and Fitness from 1980 to 1981, as Minister of the Environment from 1981 to 1983, as Minister of Finance from 1983 to 1993, as Minister of Housing from 1988 to 1989 and as Minister of Tourism and Culture from 1992 to 1993. Kerr was defeated when he ran for re-election in the 1993 election. He was an unsuccessful candidate for a seat in the House of Commons in 2006.
He was elected as the Conservative Party Member of Parliament for the electoral district of West Nova in the 2008 federal election. He served in the House of Commons as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs.
Kerr married his high-school girlfriend, Marica Longmire in 1970. They live in Granville Centre, Nova Scotia and own a beef farm and logging operation. The couple have two children, Gillian and Megan. He is an active warden in the Anglican Church.
In January 2013, Kerr suffered a stroke.
|Canadian federal election, 2011|
|New Democratic||George Barron||5,631||13.11||-3.78|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||42,954||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||356||0.82||+0.10|
|Canadian federal election, 2008|
|New Democratic||George Barron||7,097||16.89||-1.94||$12,741|
|Independent||Cindy M. Nesbitt||844||2.01||–||$10,570|
|Total valid votes||42,011||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||304||0.72|
|Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||-2.46|
|Canadian federal election, 2006|
|New Democratic||Arthur Bull||8,511||18.83||-2.30||$25,355|
|Total valid votes||45,189||100.00|
- "Liberal sweep claims cabinet ministers". The Chronicle Herald. May 26, 1993. Archived from the original on August 30, 2000. Retrieved 2014-10-29.
- "West Nova goes Conservative". CBC News. October 15, 2008. Retrieved 2014-10-29.
- "Greg Kerr won't re-offer in next federal election". The Spectator. Nova News Now. April 26, 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-02.
- "MP Kerr recovering from stroke". The Chronicle Herald. January 25, 2013. Retrieved 2014-10-29.