Rex Barnes

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Rex Barnes
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Gander—Grand Falls
In office
Preceded by George Baker
Succeeded by District abolished, became Bonavista—Exploits
Personal details
Born (1959-06-04) June 4, 1959 (age 57)
Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador
Nationality Canadian
Political party Conservative
Other political
Progressive Conservative

Rex Barnes (born June 4, 1959) is a Canadian politician.

Born in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador, Barnes was a member of the Progressive Conservative caucus in the Canadian House of Commons, representing the riding of Gander—Grand Falls. Elected in a by-election in 2002,[1] he lost his seat in the 2004 election to Liberal candidate Scott Simms, running as the member for Bonavista—Exploits.

Barnes has been a paramedic, and a volunteer worker. Barnes was the Progressive Conservative critic for Public Works and Government Services, and Transport. He served as a city councillor in Grand Falls-Windsor for 9 years.[2]

Barnes served as mayor of Grand Falls-Windsor from September 2005 to September 2009.

In February 2011, he announced plans to challenge incumbent MHA Ray Hunter for the Progressive Conservative party nomination in Grand Falls-Windsor-Green Bay South for the 2011 provincial election.[3] Barnes lost the nomination receiving 327 votes to Hunter's 533.[4]

Barnes ran as an independent candidate in Grand Falls-Windsor-Buchans in the 2015 provincial election.[5] He finished in third place with 19.6% of the vote.


  1. ^ "Liberals lose two 'safe' ridings in byelections". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2004-05-14. Retrieved 2015-05-26. 
  2. ^ "Voters send message to Liberals". The Globe and Mail. 2002-05-14. Retrieved 2015-12-02. 
  3. ^ "Former Nfld. MP eyes provincial district". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2011-02-16. Retrieved 2015-05-26. 
  4. ^ "Hunter wins central Nfld. Tory nomination". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2011-06-23. Retrieved 2015-05-26. 
  5. ^ "Independent Rex Barnes running in Grand Falls-Windsor-Buchans". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2015-11-03. Retrieved 2015-12-02. 

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