Tony Cornect

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Tony Cornect
Member of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
for Port au Port
In office
February 8, 2007 – November 30, 2015
Preceded by Jim Hodder
Succeeded by District Abolished
Minister of Service NL of
Newfoundland and Labrador
In office
September 30, 2014 – March 12, 2015
Preceded by David Brazil
Succeeded by Dan Crummell
Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation of
Newfoundland and Labrador
In office
July 17, 2014 – September 30, 2014
Preceded by Sandy Collins
Succeeded by Darin King
Personal details
Born Cape St. George, Newfoundland and Labrador
Political party Progressive Conservative
Residence Kippens, Newfoundland and Labrador

Tony Cornect MHA, is a Canadian politician from Newfoundland and Labrador, who represented the district of Port au Port in the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly from 2007 to 2015. He was a member of the Progressive Conservative Party, and served in the provincial cabinet as Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation and Minister of Service NL. He was defeated in the 2015 provincial election, in which he ran in the new district of Stephenville-Port au Port.

Cornect previously served as a town councillor and mayor in Cape St. George. He was also formerly a board member of Le Gaboteur, the province's only French-language newspaper.[1] A fluently bilingual Franco-Newfoundlander, Cornect was the first MHA in the province ever to take his oath of office in French.[2]

Electoral record[edit]

Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Finn 3,262 64.8
Progressive Conservative Tony Cornect 1,273 25.3
New Democratic Bernice Hancock 499 9.9

Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2007[3]

Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Tony Cornect 2,609 58.99%
Liberal Kate Mitchell Mansfield 954 21.57%
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Tony Cornect 3,936 81.22%
Liberal Michelle Felix 910 18.78%
By-election, February 8, 2007
resignation of Jim Hodder
Party Candidate Votes % +/-
  Progressive Conservative Tony Cornect 2,701 62.0
Liberal Mark Felix 1,521 34.9
     New Democrat Paul O'Keefe 135 3.1

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