Hal Perry (politician)

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Hal Perry
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island for
Tignish-Palmer Road
Assumed office
October 18, 2011
Preceded by Neil LeClair
Personal details
Political party Liberal (since 2013)
Progressive Conservative (2011–13)

Hal Perry is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island in the 2011 provincial election.[1] He represents the district of Tignish-Palmer Road as a member of the Liberal Party.[2] He was originally elected as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party, but left the Progressive Conservative Party and joined the Liberal Party on October 3, 2013.[2]

He was chosen as Opposition Leader on January 30, 2013, following the resignation of Olive Crane,[3] but resigned from that position on February 11 after losing the race for the interim leadership of the Progressive Conservatives to Steven Myers.[3]

On May 21, 2015, Perry was appointed to the Executive Council of Prince Edward Island as Minister of Education, Early Learning and Culture, following Tina Mundy's resignation from cabinet.[4] He was shuffled out of cabinet in January 2016.[5][6]

Prior to his election, Perry was employed as a property development officer with the PEI Department of Environment, Energy and Forestry.

Election results[edit]

Prince Edward Island general election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Hal Perry 1,486 58.23 +9.49
Progressive Conservative Joseph Profit 818 32.05 -18.01
Green Malcolm Pitre 167 6.54
New Democratic John A'Hearn 81 3.17
Total valid votes 2,552 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing +13.75
Liberal candidate Hal Perry gained 8.08 percentage points from his 2011 performance running as a Progressive Conservative.

Prince Edward Island general election, 2011: Tignish-Palmer Road
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Hal Perry 1,175 50.15 +5.30
Liberal Neil LeClair 1,142 48.74 −6.41
Island Derek D. Peters 26 1.11
Total valid votes 2,343 100.0  
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +5.86


  1. ^ "Two In A Row". The Guardian. October 3, 2011. Retrieved 2016-06-03. 
  2. ^ a b "Tory MLA crosses floor citing EI concerns". CBC News. October 3, 2013. Retrieved 2016-06-03. 
  3. ^ a b "Perry to step down as Opposition leader". CBC News. February 11, 2013. Retrieved 2016-06-03. 
  4. ^ "Liberal Tina Mundy resigns from cabinet: cites 'financial matter'". CBC News. May 21, 2015. Retrieved 2016-06-03. 
  5. ^ "P.E.I. cabinet shuffle: Tina Mundy, Robert Henderson in, Hal Perry out". CBC News. January 7, 2016. Retrieved 2016-06-03. 
  6. ^ "Hal Perry out, Tina Mundy, Robert Henderson in after P.E.I. cabinet shuffle". The Guardian. January 7, 2016. Retrieved 2016-06-03. 
  7. ^ Elections Prince Edward Island (4 May 2015). "Provincial General Election - Unofficial Results 2015-05-04". Retrieved 5 May 2015. 

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