Lawrence MacAulay

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Lawrence MacAulay

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Minister of Veterans Affairs
Associate Minister of National Defence
Assumed office
March 1, 2019
Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau
Preceded byJody Wilson-Raybould
Minister of Agriculture
In office
November 4, 2015 – March 1, 2019
Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau
Preceded byGerry Ritz
Succeeded byMarie-Claude Bibeau
Solicitor General of Canada
In office
November 23, 1998 – October 22, 2002
Prime MinisterJean Chrétien
Preceded byAndy Scott
Succeeded byWayne Easter
Minister of Labour
In office
June 11, 1997 – November 23, 1998
Prime MinisterJean Chrétien
Preceded byAlfonso Gagliano
Succeeded byClaudette Bradshaw
Member of Parliament
for Cardigan
Assumed office
November 21, 1988
Preceded byPat Binns
Personal details
Born (1946-09-09) September 9, 1946 (age 74)
St. Peters Bay, Prince Edward Island
Political partyLiberal
ResidenceSt. Peters Bay
ProfessionFarmer

Lawrence A. MacAulay PC MP (born September 9, 1946) is a Canadian politician, who has represented the riding of Cardigan, Prince Edward Island in the House of Commons since 1988.

On June 11, 1997 he joined the cabinet of Prime Minister Jean Chretien as Minister of Labour and Minister responsible for Prince Edward Island. In 1998, he was appointed Solicitor General of Canada and served in that role until his resignation from Cabinet on October 21, 2002, during a conflict of interest inquiry.[1] MacAuley served as a Liberal backbench member of Parliament (MP) through the rest of the Liberal years in power and as an opposition member during the Harper government. He is the former Secretary of State (Veterans) and Secretary of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency).[2] He was also the Official Opposition Critic for Seniors.

On March 20, 2014, MacAulay became the longest-serving MP in the history of Prince Edward Island, surpassing the record previously set by Angus MacLean.[2]

On November 4, 2015, he was appointed the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food by Justin Trudeau.[3] On March 1, 2019, Trudeau shuffled his cabinet, appointing MacAulay as Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence.

MacAulay lives in PEI with his wife, Frances.

Electoral record[edit]

2019 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Lawrence MacAulay 10,939 49.35 −15.68
Conservative Wayne Phelan 6,439 29.05 +12.89
Green Glen Beaton 3,068 13.84 +7.46
New Democratic Lynne Thiele 1,481 6.68 −4.45
Christian Heritage Christene Squires 240 1.08 −0.23
Total valid votes/Expense limit 22,167 100.0     $85,990.53
Total rejected ballots 232 1.04 +0.61
Turnout 22,399 75.51 −2.66
Eligible voters 29,665
Liberal hold Swing −14.29
Source: Elections Canada[4]
2015 Canadian federal election: Cardigan
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Lawrence MacAulay 14,621 65.03 +15.40 $57,014.46
Conservative Julius Patkai 3,632 16.15 –22.22 $36,428.35
New Democratic Billy Cann 2,503 11.13 +0.84 $13,760.96
Green Teresa Doyle 1,434 6.38 +4.61 $7,232.74
Christian Heritage Christene Squires 295 1.31 $2,681.69
Total valid votes/Expense limit 22,485 100.0     $170,761.91
Total rejected ballots 96 0.43 –0.08
Turnout 22,581 78.47 +0.18
Eligible voters 28,777
Liberal hold Swing +18.81
Source: Elections Canada[5][6]
2011 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Lawrence MacAulay 10,486 49.63 -3.18 $40,566.83
Conservative Michael Currie 8,107 38.37 +8.48 $60,502.86
New Democratic Lorne Cudmore 2,164 10.24 +2.11 $1,837.23
Green Leslie Stewart 373 1.77 -1.96 $1,714.72
Total valid votes/Expense limit 21,130 100.0   $69,835.73
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 108 0.51 -0.02
Turnout 21,238 78.29 +8.03
Eligible voters 27,127
Liberal hold Swing -5.83
Sources:[7][8]
2008 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Lawrence MacAulay 10,105 52.81 -3.35 $35,000.12
Conservative Sid McMullin 5,661 29.59 -4.09 $29,907.51
New Democratic Mike Avery 1,556 8.13 +0.66 $1,316.84
Independent Larry McGuire 1,101 5.75 none listed
Green Emma Daughton 710 3.71 +1.02 $2,546.13
Total valid votes/Expense limit 19,133 100.0   $67,487
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 101 0.53 -0.03
Turnout 19,234 70.26 -5.07
Eligible voters 27,374
Liberal hold Swing +0.37
2006 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Lawrence MacAulay 11,542 56.16 +2.78 $38,353.41
Conservative Don Gillis 6,923 33.68 +0.44 $62,756.67
New Democratic Edith Perry 1,535 7.47 -2.68 $1,532.80
Green Haida Arsenault-Antolick 553 2.69 -0.54 $679.02
Total valid votes/Expense limit 20,533 100.0   $63,115
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 116 0.56
Turnout 20,649 75.33
Eligible voters 27,411
Liberal hold Swing +1.17
2004 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Lawrence MacAulay 11,064 53.38 +6.56 $54,157.07
Conservative Peter McQuaid 6,889 33.24 -14.78 $59,824.10
New Democratic Dave MacKinnon 2,103 10.15 +5.09 $20,929.08
Green Jeremy Stiles 670 3.23 $1,315.34
Total valid votes/Expense limit 20,726 100.0   $61,091
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 137 0.66
Turnout 20,863 76.2
Eligible voters 27,656
Liberal notional hold Swing +10.67
Changes from 2000 are based on redistributed results. Change for the Conservatives is based on the combined totals of the Progressive Conservatives and the Canadian Alliance.
2000 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Lawrence MacAulay 8,545 48.06 +3.01
Progressive Conservative Kevin MacAdam 8,269 46.51 +2.05
Alliance Darrell Hickox 500 2.81
New Democratic Deborah Kelly Hawkes 465 2.62 -7.88
Total valid votes 17,779 100.00
1997 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Lawrence MacAulay 7,555 45.05 -16.59
Progressive Conservative Dan Hughes 7,456 44.46 +11.79
New Democratic Larry Duchesne 1,761 10.50 +4.81
Total valid votes 16,772 100.00
1993 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Lawrence MacAulay 10,115 61.64 +10.02
Progressive Conservative Wilbur MacDonald 5,360 32.67 -11.26
New Democratic Reg Phelan 934 5.69 +1.23
Total valid votes 16,409 100.00
1988 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Lawrence MacAulay 9,325 51.62 +9.48
Progressive Conservative Pat Binns 7,936 43.93 -9.43
New Democratic Gertrude Partridge 805 4.46 -0.04
Total valid votes 18,066 100.00

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://lop.parl.ca/sites/ParlInfo/default/en_CA/People/Profile?personId=11677
  2. ^ a b Sharratt, Steve (20 March 2014). "Cardigan MP Lawrence MacAulay breaks political record". The Charlottetown Guardian. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Full list of Justin Trudeau's cabinet 31-member cabinet includes 15 women, attempt at regional balance". CBC News. 2015-11-04.
  4. ^ "Results Validated by the Returning Officer". Elections Canada. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  5. ^ "October 19, 2015 Election Results — Cardigan (Validated results)". Elections Canada. 20 October 2015. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  6. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 15 August 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Elections Canada – Official voting results, Forty-first general election, 2011
  8. ^ Elections Canada – Candidate's electoral campaign return, 41st general election

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Cabinet posts (2)
Predecessor Office Successor
Jody Wilson-Raybould Minister of Veterans Affairs
2019–present
Incumbent
Gerry Ritz Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food
2015–2019
Marie-Claude Bibeau
26th Ministry – Cabinet of Jean Chrétien
Cabinet posts (2)
Predecessor Office Successor
Andy Scott Solicitor General of Canada
1998–2002
Wayne Easter
Alfonso Gagliano Minister of Labour
1997–1998
Claudette Bradshaw
Sub-Cabinet Posts (2)
Predecessor Title Successor
new post replacing Secretary of State (Veterans) and Secretary of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) Secretary of State (Veterans) (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)
(1996–1997)
Fred Mifflin as Minister of State for Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Minister of Veterans Affairs
Secretary of State (Veterans)
(1993–1996)
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