B.A., B.Ed., MP
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Random—Burin—St. George's
|Preceded by||Bill Matthews|
|Member of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
for Grand Bank
|Preceded by||Bill Matthews|
|Succeeded by||Darin King|
June 23, 1952 |
Grand Bank, Newfoundland and Labrador
|Children||Carla, Jason and Heidi|
|Residence||St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Alma mater||Memorial University of Newfoundland, Lambton College|
Judy Foote (born June 23, 1952) is a Canadian politician from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Foote has been the Liberal Member of Parliament for the riding of Random—Burin—St. George's since the 2008 Canadian federal election.
She served in the provincial cabinet as Minister of Development and Rural Renewal from 1996 to 1997, as Minister of Industry, Trade and Technology from 1997 to 1998, as Minister of Education from 1998 to 2000 and from 2001 to 2003. In February 2003, Foote became Newfoundland's Minister of Industry, Trade and Rural Development in a cabinet shuffle. Foote was narrowly reelected by 43 votes after a recount reduced her initial 50-vote lead in the Newfoundland and Labrador general election in October 2013.
In 2007, Foote stepped down from the House of Assembly after she won the Liberal party nomination for Random—Burin—St. George's against former Newfoundland cabinet minister Oliver Langdon and businessman Roger Jamieson to run in the 2008 Canadian federal election. Foote was then elected to the Canadian House of Commons in 2008, succeeding longtime Liberal MP Bill Matthews. In 2009, Foote, along with the other five Liberal MPs from Newfoundland, voted against the 2009 Canadian federal budget because it went against funding promises made to the province in the 1985 Atlantic Accord.
Foote became the Liberal Deputy House Leader in September 2010, but after she was reelected in the 2011 Canadian federal election, she accepted the position of Liberal Whip, which she still holds.
In 2000, Foote was diagnosed with breast cancer while serving as a provincial MHA for the District of Grand Bank and underwent procedures and treatments. In June 2014, Foote announced that she is battling breast cancer for the second time.
|Canadian federal election, 2011|
|New Democratic||Stella Magalios||4,465||17.17||-6.60|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||26,008||100.00||–|
|Total rejected ballots||120||0.46||+0.06|
|Random–Burin–St. George's - Canadian federal election, 2008|
|New Democratic||Terry White||5,553||23.8|
|Total valid votes||23,363|
|Grand Bank - Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2003|
|Progressive Conservative||Darin King||3058||48.53%||–|
|Grand Bank - Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 1999|
|Progressive Conservative||John Bolt||1146||–||–|
|Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 1996|
|Progressive Conservative||Herb Edwards||2521||–||–|
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