Joseph Blair McGuire
|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
November 21, 1988 – October 14, 2008
|Preceded by||George Henderson|
|Succeeded by||Gail Shea|
|Born||June 20, 1944|
Morell, Prince Edward Island, Canada
|Residence||Summerside, Prince Edward Island|
Joseph Blair McGuire, Morell, Prince Edward Island, he served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the riding of Egmont from 1988 to 2008. A member of the Liberal Party of Canada, was first elected to the House of Commons in 1988 and reelected in 1993, 1997, 2000, 2004 and 2006. From 2003 to 2006 he was Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Paul Martin.(born June 20, 1944) is a Canadian retired politician. A native of in
Before entering public life, McGuire worked as a teacher in Prince Edward Island and a vice-principal at an elementary school in Ontario. He was also a community development worker having been employed with the PEI Rural Development Council and the Community Employment Strategy. He later worked for then Egmont Member of Parliament George Henderson, as well as then Premier of Prince Edward Island, Joe Ghiz.
On March 7, 2007, McGuire announced he would not run in the next federal election, choosing to retire from politics. McGuire studied at Prince of Wales College for Teacher's Training and obtained a Bachelor of Arts at St. Dunstan's University. He and his wife, Mary, have two children, Moira and Matthew.
|27th Ministry – Cabinet of Paul Martin|
|Cabinet post (1)|
|Allan Rock||Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency