Joe McGuire

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The Honourable
Joseph Blair McGuire
Member of Parliament
for Egmont
In office
Preceded by George Henderson
Succeeded by Gail Shea
Personal details
Born (1944-06-20) June 20, 1944 (age 72)
Morell, Prince Edward Island
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Mary McGuire
Residence Summerside
Profession teacher/principal

Joseph Blair "Joe" McGuire, PC, MP (born June 20, 1944 in Morell, Prince Edward Island) is a retired Canadian politician. He was a Member of Parliament representing the Liberals in the House of Commons for the riding of Egmont in Prince Edward Island. He was first elected in 1988, and re-elected 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.

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.[1]

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.


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27th Ministry – Cabinet of Paul Martin
Cabinet Post (1)
Predecessor Office Successor
Allan Rock Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Peter MacKay