Kevin O'Brien (Newfoundland and Labrador politician)
|Minister of Municipal Affairs of Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Preceded by||Dianne Whalen|
|Member of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
2003 – July 3, 2015
|Preceded by||Sandra Kelly|
|Minister of Government Services of Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Preceded by||Dianne Whalen|
|Succeeded by||Harry Harding|
|Minister of Business of Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Preceded by||Danny Williams|
|Succeeded by||Paul Oram|
August 25, 1956 |
Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
|Residence||Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador|
Kevin O'Brien MHA, (born August 25, 1956) is a Canadian businessman, pharmacist and politician in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. He served as the province's Minister of Advanced Education and Skills. O'Brien was elected to the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party (PC) in 2003, representing the district of Gander until his resignation in 2015. He resigned his provincial seat on July 3, 2015 to run federally in the 2015 federal election.
O'Brien was elected to the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party in 2003 representing the district of Gander. He was appointed to Cabinet in 2006 becoming the Minister of Business and after being re-elected in 2007 O'Brien was shuffled into the portfolio of Government Services. With the death of fellow Municipal Affairs Minister Dianne Whalen in October 2010 O'Brien was shuffled out of the Government Services portfolio and into Municipal Affairs.
In September 2013, O'Brien was accused by the Gander Chamber of Commerce of threatening to slow down construction of a new school in Gander if NDP representatives were allowed to be present at a community breakfast. The Chamber of Commerce also alleged that O'Brien had made similar threats in the past.
|Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2011|
|Progressive Conservative||Kevin O'Brien||2393||52.27%||–|
|Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2007|
|Progressive Conservative||Kevin O'Brien||3599||75.1%||+13.2%|
|Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2003|
|Progressive Conservative||Kevin O'Brien||3621||61.38||–|
|Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 1999|
|Progressive Conservative||Kevin O'Brien||2,926||47.2%||–|
|Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 1996|
|Progressive Conservative||Kevin O'Brien||2,840||44.0%||–|
- "Kevin O'Brien Biography". Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador. Retrieved 2014-04-28.
- "Kevin O'Brien Responds to Previous Comments About Prime Minister". VOCM. July 3, 2015. Retrieved July 3, 2015.
- Cabinet Appointments News Release 2006
- Cabinet Appointments News Release 2007
- "N.L. cabinet shuffle announced". CBC News. October 13, 2010. Retrieved 2014-04-28.
- "Kevin O'Brien accused of threatening chamber of commerce". CBC News. September 16, 2013. Retrieved 2014-04-28.