|MLA for Clare|
May 25, 1993 – October 8, 2013
|Preceded by||Guy LeBlanc|
|Succeeded by||riding dissolved|
|Speaker of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly|
November 18, 1996 – November 20, 1997
|Preceded by||Paul MacEwan|
|Succeeded by||Gerry Fogarty|
August 12, 1955 |
Concession, Nova Scotia
|Residence||Clare, Nova Scotia|
Wayne Gaudet (born August 12, 1955) is a Canadian politician. He represented the electoral district of Clare in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1993 to 2013. He is a member of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party.
Gaudet is a former teacher and high school vice principal. Born in Concession, Nova Scotia, he graduated in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts at the Université Sainte-Anne and then received a Bachelor of Education at Saint Mary's University. He later settled in Church Point.
Gaudet was first elected in 1993, and appointed to the Executive Council of Nova Scotia on June 11, 1993, as Minister of Agriculture. Gaudet served in a number of other cabinet posts during the 1990s, including Minister of Human Resources, Minister of Housing and Municipal Affairs, Minister of Education and Culture, Minister of Business and Consumer Affairs, and Minister responsible for Acadian Affairs. He also served as Speaker of the House. He served as interim leader of the party from 2000 to 2002, after Russell MacLellan's resignation and before Danny Graham was elected leader. Gaudet also served as interim leader after Graham's resignation and before Francis MacKenzie's election.
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- "Gaudet quitting provincial politics". The Chronicle Herald. January 18, 2013. Retrieved 2014-10-20.
- "MacLellan makeover". The Chronicle Herald. July 19, 1997. Archived from the original on February 4, 1998. Retrieved 2014-10-20.
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- "Liberal MLA Wayne Gaudet won't run in next election". CBC News. January 18, 2013. Retrieved 2014-10-20.
- 36th Conference of the Canadian Region of CPA, Regina, Canadian Parliamentary Review
- Entry from Canadian Who's Who
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