Ross Wiseman

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The Honourable
Ross Wiseman
Minister of Finance and President of the Treasury Board of Newfoundland and Labrador
In office
September 5, 2014 – December 14, 2015
Preceded by Charlene Johnson
Succeeded by Cathy Bennett
Member of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
for Trinity North
In office
2000 – November 5, 2015
Preceded by Doug Oldford
Succeeded by District Abolished
Speaker of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
In office
October 27, 2011 – September 5, 2014
Preceded by Roger Fitzgerald
Succeeded by Wade Verge
Minister of Environment and Conservation of Newfoundland and Labrador
In office
January 13, 2011 – October 28, 2011
Preceded by Charlene Johnson
Succeeded by Terry French
Minister of Business of Newfoundland and Labrador
In office
2009–2011
Preceded by Paul Oram
Succeeded by Derrick Dalley
Minister of Health and Community Services of Newfoundland and Labrador
In office
2007–2009
Preceded by Tom Osborne
Succeeded by Paul Oram
Personal details
Born 1953
Come By Chance
Political party Progressive Conservative Party (2001-Present)
Other political
affiliations
Newfoundland and Labrador Liberal Party (2000-2001)
Occupation Health Care Administrator

Alfred Ross Robert Martin Wiseman is a Canadian politician from Newfoundland and Labrador. Wiseman represented the district of Trinity North in the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly from 2000 to 2015, as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party.

Wiseman served in the provincial cabinet as Minister of Finance, President of the Treasury Board, Minister of Environment and Conservation, Minister of Business and Minister of Health and Community Services. He also served as Speaker of the House of Assembly from 2011 to 2014. Prior to entering cabinet he was the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and Community Services.

Background[edit]

Wiseman was elected as the member of the House of Assembly (MHA) for the district of Trinity North on April 25, 2000.[1][2] Originally elected as a member of the governing Liberal Party, Wiseman announced in September 2001 that he was crossing the floor to join the Progressive Conservative caucus.[3][4]

Wiseman was appointed to cabinet in January 2007 as Minister of Health and Community Services.[5] In a minor cabinet shuffle in 2009, he became Minister of Business.[6][7] On January 13, 2011, Premier Kathy Dunderdale shuffled the cabinet, and Wiseman became Minister of Environment and Conservation.[8][9]

Following his re-election in the October 2011, election Wiseman was uncontested for the role of Speaker of the House of Assembly.[10]

On September 5, 2014, Wiseman was named Minister of Finance by outgoing premier Tom Marshall.[11] He retained the portfolio when Paul Davis took over as premier later that month.[12]

On July 30, 2015, Wiseman announced that he was leaving politics and would not run in the 2015 election.[13][14]

Electoral record[edit]

Trinity North - Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Ross Wiseman 3,211 66.87
     NDP Vanessa Wiseman 1,247 25.97
Liberal Brad Cabana 344 7.16
Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Ross Wiseman 3939 82.15
Liberal Kathryn Small 609 12.7
     NDP Janet Stringer 247 5.15

[15]

Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Ross Wiseman 4,126 67.57
Liberal Kathryn Small 1,640 26.85
     NDP Howard W. Duffett 340 5.56

[16]

By-election: April 25, 2000
On the resignation of Doug Oldford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ross Wiseman 2,654 48.12
Progressive Conservative Bruce Stagg 2,463 44.66
     NDP Perry Feltham 398 7.21

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liberals hold Trinity North". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 26 April 2000. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Official Count - Trinity North byelection". Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. 28 April 2000. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Liberal joins Tories in Newfoundland". The Globe and Mail. 8 September 2001. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "District Profile Trinity North". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved October 26, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Williams shuffles cabinet heading into N.L. election stretch". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 19 January 2007. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "Newfoundland health minister demoted". The Globe and Mail. 9 July 2009. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "Premier Announces Changes to Cabinet". Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. 9 July 2009. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Premier Announces Changes to Cabinet". Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. 13 January 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  9. ^ "Rookie tapped for Dunderdale cabinet". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 13 January 2011. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "Ross Wiseman named Speaker". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 27 October 2011. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  11. ^ "Ross Wiseman named finance minister by outgoing premier". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 5 September 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  12. ^ "Paul Davis taps Steve Kent as deputy premier". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 30 September 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  13. ^ "Finance Minister Ross Wiseman leaving politics". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 31 July 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  14. ^ "Wiseman reveals rationale for retirement". The Telegram. 31 July 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  15. ^ Newfoundland & Labrador Votes 2007. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved May 22, 2009.
  16. ^ Newfoundland & Labrador Votes 2003. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved May 22, 2009.