Neil LeClair

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Neil J. LeClair
MLA for Tignish-Palmer Road
In office
June 12, 2007 – October 18, 2011
Preceded by Gail Shea
Succeeded by Hal Perry
Personal details
Born 1956
Tignish, Prince Edward Island
Political party Liberal

Neil J. LeClair (born 1956), is a Canadian politician.

He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island in the 2007 provincial election. He represented the electoral district of Tignish-Palmer Road and is a member of the Liberal Party.

On June 12, 2007, LeClair was appointed to the Executive Council of Prince Edward Island as Minister of Agriculture.[1] In January 2009, LeClair was moved to Minister of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development.[2][3] He was defeated by his Progressive Conservative opponent, Hal Perry in the 2011 election.[4] In January 2015, LeClair announced he would again seek the ridings Liberals nomination for the 2015 election,[5] but was defeated by Perry, who had crossed the floor to the Liberals in 2013.[6][7]

Election results[edit]

Prince Edward Island general election, 2007: Tignish-Palmer Road
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Neil LeClair 1,569 55.15 +11.18
Progressive Conservative Gail Shea 1,276 44.85 −10.44
Total valid votes 2,845 100.0  
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +10.81
Prince Edward Island general election, 2011: Tignish-Palmer Road
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Hal Perry 1,175 50.15 +5.30
Liberal Neil LeClair 1,142 48.74 −6.41
Island Derek D. Peters 26 1.11
Total valid votes 2,343 100.0  
Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +5.86

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prince Edward Island Cabinet Appointed". June 12, 2007. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  2. ^ "Richard Brown dropped as Innovation Minister". The Guardian. January 13, 2009. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  3. ^ "Ghiz tweaks PEI cabinet". The Globe and Mail. January 13, 2009. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  4. ^ "Two In A Row". The Guardian. October 3, 2011. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  5. ^ "Neil LeClair running for Liberal nomination in Tignish-Palmer Road". CBC News. January 28, 2015. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  6. ^ "Hal Perry gets Liberal nod over Neil LeClair in Tignish-Palmer Road". The Guardian. February 24, 2015. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  7. ^ "Hal Perry wins Liberal nomination over Neil LeClair". CBC News. February 25, 2015. Retrieved 2016-06-08.