John Noseworthy

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John Noseworthy
Auditor General of Newfoundland and Labrador
In office
April 25, 2002 – July 31, 2011
Preceded by Elizabeth Marshall
Succeeded by Wayne Loveys (acting)
Personal details
Born Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador
Spouse(s) Sharon Noseworthy
Children Jonathan Noseworthy
Residence Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador

John L. Noseworthy is a Canadian accountant and politician who served as Auditor General of Newfoundland and Labrador from April 25, 2002, till July 30, 2011.[1][2] Noseworthy was the Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador candidate for the district of Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi in the October 2011 provincial election losing to New Democratic Party candidate Lorraine Michael.[3]

Noseworthy began his career with government in 1981 as a senior auditor in the Department of the Auditor General. He held positions of Auditor Manager, Audit Principal and Deputy Auditor General. In April 2002, Premier Roger Grimes gave notice that he would move a motion in the House of Assembly appointing Noseworthy as successor to Beth Marshall, which subsequently passed.[2]

Noseworthy is a past Board member of the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Newfoundland and Labrador, past Chair of the Canadian Council of Legislative Auditors Strategic Issues Group, and past Chair of the Planning and Coordinating Committee of the Canadian Council of Legislative Auditors. In 2002 Noseworthy was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for outstanding public service.[4]


On June 22, 2011, John Noseworthy announced via Twitter that he was retiring from his position as Auditor General effective July 31, 2011, 13 months before his 10-year term as Auditor General was up.[5] His name was brought up as a candidate for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador upon the resignation of Yvonne Jones, but on August 8, 2011 he announced he was offered the job of Liberal leader but declined. On August 16, 2011, he announced he was seeking the Progressive Conservative Party nomination in the district of Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi for the October 2011 provincial election.[6] On August 19, he was acclaimed as the party's candidate for the district, unsuccessfully challenging New Democratic Party leader Lorraine Michael.[3][7]

Electoral record[edit]

Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi - Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     NDP Lorraine Michael 3,239 65.28%
Progressive Conservative John Noseworthy 1,550 31.24%
     Liberal Drew Brown 173 3.49%

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "History". Office of the Auditor General - Newfoundland and Labrador. 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "The following statement was issued today by Premier Roger Grimes. It was also read in the House of Assembly:". Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. 25 April 2002. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Former AG to challenge NDP leader in N.L. election". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 19 August 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "John Noseworthy". Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Noseworthy retiring as auditor general". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 22 June 2011. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Noseworthy plans Tory run against NDP leader". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 16 August 2011. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "NDP celebrates historic gains". CBC News, October 11, 2011.