Joan Marie Aylward

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Joan Marie Aylward
MHA for St. John's Centre
In office
Preceded by Hubert Kitchen
Succeeded by Shawn Skinner
Personal details
Political party Liberal

Joan Marie Aylward was a Canadian politician, who sat in the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly from 1996 to 2003 as a member of the Liberals. She represented the electoral district of St. John's Centre.[1]

She was educated at the General Hospital School of Nursing, completing her nursing degree at Memorial University.[2] Aylward was an intensive care nurse at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital. From 1984 to 1990, she served on the faculty for the St. Clare's School of Nursing. Aylward served five years as president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses Union.[3]

She served in the Newfoundland cabinet as Minister of Social Services, as Minister of Health, as Minister of Municipal and Provincial Affairs, as Minister of Finance and as president of Treasury Board.[2]


  1. ^ Newfoundland and Labrador Votes 2011: St. John's Centre. CBC News.
  2. ^ a b "St. John's Centre". Newfoundland and Labrador Votes 2003. CBC News. 
  3. ^ "Cabinet sworn in". Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. February 15, 1999.