Ted Flemming (politician)

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Ted Flemming
MLA
Attorney General of New Brunswick
In office
23 September 2013 – 7 October 2014
Premier David Alward
Preceded by Marie-Claude Blais
Succeeded by Serge Rousselle
Minister of Health
In office
6 September 2012 – 7 October 2014
Premier David Alward
Preceded by Madeleine Dubé
Succeeded by Victor Boudreau
Member of the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly
for Rothesay
Assumed office
June 25, 2012
Preceded by Margaret-Ann Blaney
Personal details
Political party Progressive Conservative

Hugh John Alexander "Ted" Flemming III is a Canadian politician, currently serving as MLA for the electoral district of Rothesay in New Brunswick. Flemming was elected to the legislature in a by-election on June 25, 2012.

Flemming graduated from the University of New Brunswick law school in 1978[1] and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1992. He has served on the board of directors of the New Brunswick Securities Commission and the Saint John Port Authority.[2] He is not an actively practicing lawyer.[3]

Flemming is from the fourth generation of the Flemming family to seek office under the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick. His father, Hugh John Flemming, Jr., was an unsuccessful candidate for the legislature in the riding of Saint John North in the 1974 provincial election.[4] His grandfather, Hugh John Flemming was Premier of New Brunswick and a member of John Diefenbaker's federal cabinet. His great-grandfather James Kidd Flemming was also Premier and a member of the House of Commons of Canada.[5]

Flemming entered politics in the spring of 2012 becoming a candidate in a by-election in the provincial riding of Rothesay.[6] Flemming won the campaign and within just a few months was named to the high profile cabinet position of minister of health.[7] He later became Attorney General of New Brunswick in addition to his responsibilities at health in 2013.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ UNB 1970-1979. Accessed June 12, 2012.
  2. ^ Saint John Port Authority. "New Directors begin Their Terms on the Saint John Port Authority Board," Archived 2010-12-25 at the Wayback Machine. May 30, 2008. Accessed June 12, 2012.
  3. ^ Law Society of New Brunswick Member Directory. Accessed June 12, 2012.
  4. ^ Twenty-Eighth General Election, 1974, Report of the Chief Electoral Officer Archived 2012-09-30 at the Wayback Machine., Accessed June 12, 2012.
  5. ^ Otiena Ellwand. "Flemming wins Tory nomination in Rothesay," New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal, June 4, 2012.
  6. ^ "Tories hold onto seat in Rothesay byelection". CTV News. June 26, 2012. Retrieved May 5, 2018. 
  7. ^ "David Alward unveils major cabinet shuffle". CBC News. September 26, 2012. Retrieved May 5, 2018. 
  8. ^ "David Alward revamps cabinet in major shuffle". CBC News. September 19, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2018.