Sean Fraser (politician)

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Sean Fraser
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Fraser in 2020
Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
Assumed office
October 26, 2021
Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau
Preceded byMarco Mendicino
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance
In office
December 12, 2019 – October 26, 2021
MinisterBill Morneau
Chrystia Freeland
Preceded byJoël Lightbound
Succeeded byTerry Beech
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Middle Class Prosperity
In office
December 12, 2019 – October 26, 2021
MinisterMona Fortier
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change
In office
August 31, 2018 – September 11, 2019
MinisterCatherine McKenna
Preceded byJonathan Wilkinson
Succeeded byPeter Schiefke
Member of Parliament
for Central Nova
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded byPeter MacKay
Personal details
Born
Sean Simon Andrew Fraser

(1984-06-01) June 1, 1984 (age 38)
Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
Political partyLiberal
SpouseSarah Burton
Residence(s)New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
Alma materSt. Francis Xavier University (BSc)
Dalhousie University (LLB)
Leiden University
ProfessionLawyer
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Sean Simon Andrew Fraser[1] PC MP (born June 1, 1984) is a Canadian politician who has served as the minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship since October 26, 2021. A member of the Liberal Party, Fraser has represented the riding of Central Nova in the House of Commons of Canada since the 2015 federal election.[2][3]

Early life and education[edit]

Raised in Merigomish in Pictou County, Nova Scotia, Fraser earned a Bachelor of Science degree at St. Francis Xavier University in 2006. He then studied law at Dalhousie University and at Leiden University in the Netherlands, graduating in 2009.

Legal career[edit]

He spent three years working in Calgary as an associate at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, and also did work related to the Promotion of Access to Information Act for a NGO in South Africa.[4]

Awards[edit]

Fraser was selected as "Best Orator"[5] and was a finalist for "Rising Star"[6] during Macleans 12th annual Parliamentarians of the Year award.

Electoral record[edit]

2021 Canadian federal election: Central Nova
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Sean Fraser 18,682 45.89 -0.4 $88,208.43
Conservative Steven Cotter 13,060 32.08 +2.6 $38,393.01
New Democratic Betsy MacDonald 6,225 15.29 +2.3 $11,093.54
People's Al Muir 1,445 3.55 +1.5 none listed
Green Katerina Nikas 494 1.21 -6.6 none listed
Independent Harvey Henderson 365 0.90 N/A none listed
Communist Chris Frazer 138 0.34 -0.1 none listed
Rhinoceros Ryan Smyth 65 0.16 N/A none listed
Total valid votes/expense limit 40,474 99.4 +0.3 $107,714.33
Total rejected ballots 236 0.58 -0.3
Turnout 40,710 66.7 -7.8
Registered voters 61,073
Liberal hold Swing -1.5
Source: Elections Canada[7][8][9]
2019 Canadian federal election: Central Nova
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Sean Fraser 20,718 46.59 −11.94 $99,263.87
Conservative George Canyon 13,201 29.69 +3.89 $89,511.25
New Democratic Betsy MacDonald 5,806 13.06 +2.82 none listed
Green Barry Randle 3,478 7.82 +3.68 $6,467.76
People's Al Muir 938 2.11 New $2,862.69
Communist Chris Frazer 180 0.40 New $749.95
Independent Michael Slowik 149 0.33 New $0.00
Total valid votes/expense limit 44,470 100.0     $102,724.82
Total rejected ballots 412 0.92 +0.40
Turnout 44,882 74.49 −0.19
Eligible voters 60,251
Liberal hold Swing −7.92
Source: Elections Canada[10]
2015 Canadian federal election: Central Nova
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Sean Fraser 25,909 58.53 +44.58 $113,362.49
Conservative Fred DeLorey 11,418 25.80 –29.49 $109,137.26
New Democratic Ross Landry 4,532 10.24 –16.57 $63,038.54
Green David Hachey 1,834 4.14 +0.34 $11,206.15
Independent Alexander J. MacKenzie 570 1.29
Total valid votes/expense limit 44,263 100.00   $204,540.28
Total rejected ballots 233 0.52
Turnout 44,496 74.68
Eligible voters 59,585
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +37.04
Source: Elections Canada[11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Canadian Ministry (by order of precedence
  2. ^ "Liberal Sean Fraser takes Central Nova from the Conservatives". The Chronicle Herald. October 19, 2015. Retrieved 2015-11-08.
  3. ^ "Peter MacKay's former riding goes to Liberal Sean Fraser". CBC News. October 19, 2015. Retrieved 2015-11-08.
  4. ^ Meet Sean Fraser Archived 2015-10-01 at the Wayback Machine, Liberal.ca.
  5. ^ "The winners of the Maclean's Parliamentarians of the Year Awards - Macleans.ca". www.macleans.ca. Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  6. ^ "The finalists for the Maclean's Parliamentarians of the Year Awards - Macleans.ca". www.macleans.ca. Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  7. ^ "Confirmed candidates — Central Nova". Elections Canada. Retrieved 20 September 2021.
  8. ^ "September 20, 2021 General Election - Election Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved 10 October 2021.
  9. ^ "Candidate Campaign Returns". Elections Canada. Retrieved 19 July 2022.
  10. ^ "Results Validated by the Returning Officer". Elections Canada. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  11. ^ "October 19, 2015 Election Results — Central Nova (Validated results)". Elections Canada. 21 October 2015. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  12. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived August 15, 2015, at the Wayback Machine

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