|Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Gander—Grand Falls
|Preceded by||George Baker|
|Succeeded by||District abolished, became Bonavista—Exploits|
June 4, 1959 |
Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador
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, 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.
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. Barnes lost the nomination receiving 327 votes to Hunter's 533.
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- "Former Nfld. MP eyes provincial district". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2011-02-16. Retrieved 2015-05-26.
- "Hunter wins central Nfld. Tory nomination". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2011-06-23. Retrieved 2015-05-26.
- "Independent Rex Barnes running in Grand Falls-Windsor-Buchans". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2015-11-03. Retrieved 2015-12-02.