|Member of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
for St. John's West
November 30, 2015
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
for St. John's South–Mount Pearl
October 14, 2008 – May 2, 2011
|Preceded by||Loyola Hearn|
|Succeeded by||Ryan Cleary|
November 11, 1960 |
Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador
|Political party||Liberal Party of Canada|
|Residence||St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Alma mater||Memorial University of Newfoundland|
Siobhán Coady (//; born November 11, 1960) is a Canadian businesswoman and politician from Newfoundland and Labrador. Coady was the Liberal Member of Parliament for the riding of St. John's South–Mount Pearl from 2008 to 2011.
Under leader Stéphane Dion Coady was the critic for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. In 2009, Coady was appointed by then Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff as the party's critic for Treasury Board and Ethics and Special Advisor to the Leader on Canadian Business.
Coady was born in Grand Falls-Windsor and raised in St. John's. She is an alumna of Memorial University of Newfoundland having received a Bachelor of Education degree. She is also an accredited public relations professional. Coady, her husband Pat and their nephew Brook live in St. John's.
Before entering politics, Coady was President and CEO of Newfound Genomics Inc., a leading biotechnology company; The Clinical Trials Centre, a medical research company; and Bonaventure Fisheries Inc., a privately held fish harvesting company. She is a past Chair and Governor of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and was President of the St. John’s Board of Trade in 1993.
Coady has volunteered in a wide range of activities with community organizations including as Past Chair of the Regional Economic Development Board, the Newfoundland and Labrador Business Hall of Fame, and the Red Cross Campaign. Until her election to Parliament, Coady was a member of the Board of Directors for the Genesis Centre, the Children’s Wish Foundation, Genome Canada, the Public Policy Forum, the St. John’s International Airport Authority, and was the public representative on the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Newfoundland.
After the 2008 election, Liberal Party leader, Stéphane Dion appointed Coady to the Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet as Critic for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. In 2009, Liberal Leader, Michael Ignatieff appointed Coady as the Liberal Critic for the Treasury Board.
Coady has been on several committees including the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates (OGGO) and was a member of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science, and Technology (INDU). 
While Coady was considered by many to be a rising star within the Liberal caucus, and led in an opinion poll before the election, she lost her seat in the May 2, 2011, election to New Democratic Party candidate Ryan Cleary by 7,750 votes.
Following her election defeat it was reported that Coady was being lobbied by members of the Liberal Party to run for the party's presidency in January 2012, after Alfred Apps announced he would not run for re-election. In July 2011, Coady announced that she would consider being a candidate in the election to be President of the Liberal Party. Her announcement came just after former Deputy Prime Minister Sheila Copps announced that she was also considering being a candidate for president. However, Coady did not end up entering the race for the presidency.
At the Liberal Party's caucus retreat at the end of August 2011, she spoke about her desire to establish a policy think tank, similar to the Broadbent Institute and the Manning Centre for Building Democracy that had been established by New Democrats and Conservatives respectively. The think tank would look at the various ideals and principles that the Liberal Party had brought to the country and investigate their vision for the country. The institute would study, analyze and find policy suggestions to questions such as how to best ensure a quality health care system in the future, as well as how to ensure innovation, productivity and job growth.
In August 2011, following resignation of Yvonne Jones as Leader of the Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador, Coady's name was brought up as a possible successor. While she stated early on she would not seek the leadership she continued to be lobbied by supporters to enter the race and was considered a frontrunner for the position.
In June 2014, Coady was nominated as the provincial Liberal candidate for St. John's West in the 2015 election. On November 30, 2015, Coady won the seat, defeating New Democrat leader Earle McCurdy and Progressive Conservative incumbent Dan Crummell.
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In December 2015, Coady was appointed Minister of Natural Resources in the cabinet appointed by Dwight Ball. She has recently been involved in a scandal involving payments to former Nalcor CEO Ed Martin.
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|New Democratic||Earle McCurdy||1,384||27.2|
|Progressive Conservative||Dan Crummell||1,364||26.8|
|Canadian federal election, 2011|
|New Democratic||Ryan Cleary||18,681||47.92||+7.36||$67,211.17|
|Green||Rick Austin||291||0.75||-1.11||none listed|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||38,985||100.0||–||$82,628.65|
|Total rejected, declined and unmarked ballots||108||0.28||+0.01|
|New Democratic gain from Liberal||Swing||+11.06|
|Canadian federal election, 2008|
|New Democratic||Ryan Cleary||13,971||40.56||+18.87||$18,947.03|
|Newfoundland and Labrador First||Greg Byrne||402||1.16||–||$2,908.17|
|Independent||Terry Christopher Butler||179||0.51||–||none listed|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||34,439||100.0||–||$80,167|
|Total rejected, declined and unmarked ballots||92||0.27||-0.06|
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing||-4.28|
|Canadian federal election, 2006|
|New Democratic||Peg Norman||8,079||21.69||-2.02||$40,492.63|
|Green||Barry Crozier||235||0.63||-0.83||none listed|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||37,253||100.0||–||$73,776|
|Total rejected, declined and unmarked ballots||124||0.33||+0.03|
|Canadian federal election, 2004|
|New Democratic||Peg Norman||7989||23.71||+10.31||$36,839.75|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||33,691||100.0||–||$72,104|
|Total rejected, declined and unmarked ballots||103||0.30|
|Conservative notional gain from Progressive Conservative||Swing||-10.59|
|Changes from 2000 are based on redistributed results. Change for the Conservatives is based on the combined totals of the Progressive Conservatives and the Canadian Alliance.|
- In 1994, the Atlantic Canada Chamber of Commerce awarded Coady the Harvey Webber Award in recognition of her outstanding service in strengthening the Chamber movement in Atlantic Canada.
- In 2003, Coady received the Queen’s Jubilee Medal and was recognized as an Ambassador for Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador.
- In 2004, Coady was recognized as one of the Top 50 CEO’s in Atlantic Canada.
- In 2006, Coady was named Entrepreneur of the Year, Avalon region, by the Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs and her company, Newfound Genomics, was awarded the innovation award by the St. John's Board of Trade.
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- Elections Canada – Official voting results, Forty-first general election, 2011
- Elections Canada – Candidate's electoral campaign return, 41st general election