Richard Brown (politician)

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Richard Brown
MLA for Charlottetown-Victoria Park
In office
1997–2000
Preceded by Wayne Cheverie
Succeeded by Bob MacMillan
MLA for Charlottetown-Victoria Park
Assumed office
2003
Preceded by Bob MacMillan
Personal details
Political party Liberal
Residence Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Richard Brown is a Canadian politician.

He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island in the 2007 provincial election.[1] He represents the electoral district of Charlottetown-Victoria Park and is a member of the Liberal Party.

He was first elected to the Legislative Assembly in a 1997 by-election, following the resignation of Wayne Cheverie. He was subsequently defeated by Bob MacMillan in the 2000 provincial election, but defeated MacMillan when he ran again in the 2003 election.[2][3]

In June 2007, Brown was appointed to the Executive Council of Prince Edward Island as Minister of Development and Technology.[4] In April 2008, he became Minister of Innovation and Advanced Learning.[5] In January 2009, Brown was moved to Minister of Environment, Energy and Forestry.[6][7] Brown was dropped from cabinet following the 2011 election.[8][9] On May 20, 2015, Brown returned to cabinet as Minister of Workforce and Advanced Learning.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liberals sweep crucial districts". CBC News. May 28, 2007. Archived from the original on July 3, 2007. Retrieved 2016-06-11. 
  2. ^ "Islanders temper Tory majority". CBC News. September 30, 2003. Retrieved 2016-06-11. 
  3. ^ "PEI Votes 2003 - Charlottetown-Kings Square". CBC News. September 29, 2003. Retrieved 2016-06-07. 
  4. ^ "Prince Edward Island Cabinet Appointed". June 12, 2007. Retrieved 2016-06-07. 
  5. ^ "Ghiz makes shifts in government departments". The Guardian. April 3, 2008. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  6. ^ "Richard Brown dropped as Innovation Minister". The Guardian. January 13, 2009. Retrieved 2016-06-07. 
  7. ^ "Ghiz tweaks PEI cabinet". The Globe and Mail. January 13, 2009. Retrieved 2016-06-07. 
  8. ^ "Veterans bounced from P.E.I. cabinet". CBC News. October 18, 2011. Retrieved 2016-06-07. 
  9. ^ "Ghiz announces new cabinet; Brown, Bertram lose portfolios". The Guardian. October 18, 2011. Retrieved 2016-06-07. 
  10. ^ "P.E.I. cabinet restructured under MacLauchlan". CBC News. May 20, 2015. Retrieved 2016-06-07. 
  11. ^ "PEI Premier Wade MacLauchlan names new, lean nine-member cabinet". The Globe and Mail. May 20, 2015. Retrieved 2016-06-07. 

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