Trevor Holder

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Trevor Holder
Member of the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly
for Portland-Simonds
Saint John Portland (1999-2014)
Assumed office
June 7, 1999
Preceded by Leo McAdam
Minister of Environment and Local Government
In office
November 21, 2005 – February 14, 2006
Premier Bernard Lord
Preceded by Dale Graham
Succeeded by Himself [1]
Rose-May Poirier[2]
Minister of Environment
In office
February 14, 2006 – October 3, 2006
Premier Bernard Lord
Preceded by Himself [3]
Succeeded by Roland Haché
Minister of Wellness, Culture and Sport
In office
October 12, 2010 – October 9, 2012
Premier David Alward
Preceded by Hédard Albert
Succeeded by Dorothy Shephard
Minister of Tourism and Parks
In office
October 12, 2010 – October 7, 2014
Premier David Alward
Preceded by Brian Kenny
Succeeded by Bill Fraser
Personal details
Born (1973-05-08) May 8, 1973 (age 43)
Saint John, New Brunswick
Political party Progressive Conservative
Residence Saint John, New Brunswick

Trevor Arthur Holder, (born May 8, 1973 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada) is a New Brunswick politician. He is currently a member of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick representing the electoral district of Portland-Simonds and a government MLA.

A 1995 graduate of the University of New Brunswick in Saint John, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science and history. A member of the Progressive Conservative Party, he first ran for the legislature in the 1995 provincial election losing in Saint John Portland with 33.3% to 38.6% for the victorious Liberal candidate Leo McAdam. Holder faced McAdam in a re-match in 1999 and won with 59.7% of the vote to McAdam's 26%.

Holder served as a backbencher for his first term and, following re-election in 2003 he became deputy speaker of the legislature. He was named to cabinet on November 21, 2005 as Minister of Environment and Local Government;[4] he became Minister of Environment on February 14, 2006 when his department was split in two.[5]

He was reelected in the 2006 election, in which the Tories were defeated by Shawn Graham's Liberal Party.[6] While in opposition, he served on several legislative committees, including the standing committees on estimates, private bills and privileges. He was official Opposition Deputy House leader and official Opposition critic for areas of interest related to post-secondary education, poverty reduction, the Labour and Employment Board, and WorkSafe NB.

He was again reelected in the 2010 election, held September 27, 2010.[7] On October 12, 2010, he was sworn in as Minister of Tourism and Parks and Minister of Wellness, Culture and Sport in the cabinet of Premier David Alward.[8] On March 1, 2012, Holder became Minister of Culture, Tourism and Healthy Living when Alward restructured and combined several departments.[9] The new department was split again on September 26, 2012, and Holder was named Minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture.[10]


  1. ^ (as minister of environment)
  2. ^ (as minister of local government)
  3. ^ (as minister of environment and local government)
  4. ^ "Lord fills vacancies in N.B. cabinet". The Globe and Mail. November 21, 2005. Retrieved 2016-05-06. 
  5. ^ "Lord's cabinet gets a facelift". CBC News. February 14, 2006. Retrieved 2016-05-06. 
  6. ^ "Liberals make gains in N.B. cities". CBC News. September 18, 2006. Retrieved 2016-05-06. 
  7. ^ "New Brunswick Votes 2010 – Saint John Portland". CBC News. September 27, 2010. Retrieved 2016-05-06. 
  8. ^ "Alward sworn in as 32nd premier of New Brunswick". Government of New Brunswick. October 12, 2010. Retrieved 2016-05-06. 
  9. ^ "Alward creates super-department in revamped cabinet". CBC News. March 1, 2012. Retrieved 2016-05-06. 
  10. ^ "David Alward unveils major cabinet shuffle". CBC News. September 26, 2012. Retrieved 2016-05-06. 


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