Joe McGuire

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Joseph Blair McGuire

Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Egmont
In office
November 21, 1988 – October 14, 2008
Preceded byGeorge Henderson
Succeeded byGail Shea
Personal details
Born (1944-06-20) June 20, 1944 (age 76)
Morell, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Mary McGuire
ResidenceSummerside, Prince Edward Island
ProfessionTeacher, principal

Joseph Blair McGuire, PC (born June 20, 1944) is a Canadian retired politician. A native of in 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.

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.


  1. ^ "Veteran P.E.I. MP to retire". CBC News. March 7, 2007. Retrieved May 29, 2018.

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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