Lawrence MacAulay

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The Honourable
Lawrence MacAulay
PC MP
Lawrence McAulay 01-14-2016.jpg
Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
Assumed office
November 4, 2015
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Preceded by Gerry Ritz
Solicitor General of Canada
In office
November 23, 1998 – October 22, 2002
Prime Minister Jean Chrétien
Preceded by Andy Scott
Succeeded by Wayne Easter
Minister of Labour
In office
June 11, 1997 – November 23, 1998
Prime Minister Jean Chrétien
Preceded by Alfonso Gagliano
Succeeded by Claudette Bradshaw
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Cardigan
Assumed office
November 21, 1988
Preceded by Pat Binns
Personal details
Born (1946-09-09) September 9, 1946 (age 70)
St. Peters Bay, Prince Edward Island
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Frances (O'Connell) MacAulay
Children Carolyn
Rita
Lynn
Residence St. Peters Bay
Profession Farmer
Religion Roman Catholic

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 November 4, 2015, he was appointed the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food in the present Cabinet, headed by Justin Trudeau.[1] As a senior cabinet minister, MacAulay is second in the order of succession, after Trudeau and Ralph Goodale.[2]

Born in St. Peters Bay, Prince Edward Island, MacAulay is a current member of the Liberal Party of Canada in the Canadian House of Commons, representing the riding of Cardigan, Prince Edward Island since 1988. MacAulay is a former farmer. He is a former Minister of Labour, Solicitor General of Canada, Secretary of State (Veterans) and Secretary of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency).[3] He was also the Official Opposition Critic for Seniors.

On 20 March 2014, MacAulay became the longest-serving MP in the history of Prince Edward Island, surpassing the record previously set by Angus MacLean.[3]

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Lawrence MacAulay 14,621 65.03 +15.40
Conservative Julius Patkai 3,632 16.15 –22.22
New Democratic Billy Cann 2,503 11.13 +0.84
Green Teresa Doyle 1,434 6.38 +4.61
Christian Heritage Christene Squires 295 1.31
Total valid votes/Expense limit 22,485 100.0     $169,730.26
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[4][5]
Canadian federal election, 2011
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:[6][7]
Canadian federal election, 2008
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
Canadian federal election, 2006
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
Canadian federal election, 2004
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.
Canadian federal election, 2000
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
Canadian federal election, 1997
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
Canadian federal election, 1993
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
Canadian federal election, 1988
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

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29th Ministry – Cabinet of Justin Trudeau
Cabinet Post (1)
Predecessor Office Successor
Gerry Ritz Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food
2015–present
Incumbent
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)
post replaced with Secretary of State (Veterans and Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)