Sandy Collins (politician)

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Sandy Collins
B.A. B.Ed.
Member of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
for Terra Nova
In office
October 7, 2009 – November 30, 2015
Preceded by Paul Oram
Succeeded by District Abolished
Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation of
Newfoundland and Labrador
In office
May 1, 2014 – December 14, 2015
Preceded by Terry French
Succeeded by Christopher Mitchelmore
Personal details
Born (1978-10-06) October 6, 1978 (age 38)
Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador
Political party Progressive Conservative
Residence Glovertown
Occupation Teacher, Executive Assistant

Sandy Collins MHA, is a Canadian politician from Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Minister of Child, Youth and Family Services in the provincial cabinet. He has represented the district of Terra Nova in the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly since 2009.

Collins entered politics when he won a 2009 by-election in the district of Terra Nova for the Progressive Conservative Party. Following his re-election in the 2011 provincial election he was appointed the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and Community Services.

Early life and education[edit]

Upon finishing high school in 1996 Collins attended Memorial University. He graducated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Political Science and History. Collins then accepted a one-year teaching position in South Korea and as a result of that experience he returned to university and received a Bachelor of Education degree in 2003. He returned to South Korea after completing his third degree and in 2004 Collins returned to Newfoundland and Labrador to work as Constituency Assistant to Paul Oram.

Politics[edit]

Collins is a member of the Progressive Conservative Party and won his seat in a by-election on November 26, 2009 for the district of Terra Nova.[1] In the 2011 provincial election Collns was easily elected, winning over 63% of the popular vote. Following his re-election Premier Kathy Dunderdale appointed him as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and Community Services.[2]

Tourism, Culture and Recreation minister[edit]

On May 1, 2014, Collins was appointed Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation by Premier Tom Marshall.[3]

Electoral record[edit]

Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Sandy Collins 2,785 63.15%
     NDP Robin Brentnall 648 14.69%
Liberal Ryan Lane 631 14.31%
     Independent John Baird 346 7.85%
By-Election, November 26, 2009 On the resignation of Paul Oram, October 7, 2009
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Sandy Collins 2398 55.02%
Liberal John Baird 1663 38.15%
     NDP Robin Brentnall 297 6.81%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Conservatives win Terra Nova byelection". CBC News, November 26, 2009.
  2. ^ "Premier Dunderdale Appoints New Cabinet, Announces Departmental Restructuring". Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. 28 October 2011. Retrieved 24 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Collins in cabinet". The Beacon. 1 May 2014. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 

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