Judith Reid

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Judith Reid
Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for Nanaimo-Parksville
Parksville-Qualicum (1998-2001)
In office
December 14, 1998 – May 17, 2005
Preceded by Paul Reitsma
Succeeded by Ron Cantelon
Personal details
Born 1954/1955 (age 63–64)
Political party British Columbia Liberal Party
Occupation Farmer

Judith Reid (born 1954 or 1955)[1] is a politician in British Columbia, Canada. She is a former Liberal Party Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA), and was Minister of Transportation for 3 years.

First elected in a 1998 by-election for Parksville-Qualicum, Reid was re-elected in the 2001 general election as MLA for Nanaimo-Parksville. From June 2001 to January 2004, she served as BC's Minister of Transportation. Her term was marked by the controversial 2003 lease of BC Rail assets and right-of-way to Canadian National Railway.

Reid did not run for re-election in 2005.

An entrepreneur, Reid has worked on several business ventures, including development of a shellfish farm on Vancouver Island. She served on the executive of the BC Shellfish Growers Association.

Reid has four sons and four grandchildren. She home-schooled her children for some of their school years.


  1. ^ Meet the candidates: Judith Reid: Liberal Nanaimo-Parksville: [Final Edition] Bennett, NelsonView Profile. Nanaimo Daily News [Nanaimo, B.C] 11 May 2001: A4.

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