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Bernie Boudreau

Bernie Boudreau
Leader of the Government in the Senate
In office
October 4, 1999 – January 8, 2001
Prime MinisterJean Chrétien
DeputyDan Hays
WhipLéonce Mercier
Preceded byAlasdair Graham
Succeeded bySharon Carstairs
Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)
In office
October 17, 2000 – January 8, 2001
Prime MinisterJean Chrétien
MinisterBrian Tobin
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byRobert Thibault
Minister of Finance of Nova Scotia
In office
June 11, 1993 – June 27, 1996
PremierJohn Savage
Preceded byChuck MacNeil
Succeeded byBill Gillis
Parliamentary constituencies
Canadian Senator
from Nova Scotia
In office
October 4, 1999 – October 26, 2000
Nominated byJean Chrétien
Appointed byRoméo LeBlanc
Preceded byPeggy Butts
Succeeded byGerard Phalen (2001)
Member of the
Nova Scotia House of Assembly
for Cape Breton The Lakes
In office
September 6, 1988 – September 6, 1997
Preceded byJohn Newell
Succeeded byHelen MacDonald
Personal details
Born
James Bernard Boudreau

(1944-07-25) July 25, 1944 (age 79)
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Political partyLiberal
OccupationPolitician

James Bernard Boudreau PC KC (born July 25, 1944) is a Canadian lawyer and politician.

Provincial politics

Boudreau was elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from Cape Breton The Lakes in the 1988 provincial election.[1] He was re-elected in 1993,[2] and was appointed to the Executive Council of Nova Scotia as Minister of Finance in the Liberal government of John Savage.[3][4] From 1996, he served as Minister of Health. When Savage resigned in 1997, Boudreau entered the leadership race to succeed him,[5] but was defeated by Russell MacLellan,[6] prompting Boudreau to leave provincial politics.[7]

Federal politics

In October 1999, Prime Minister Jean Chrétien recommended Boudreau for appointment to the Senate of Canada, and to the Cabinet as Leader of the Government in the Senate, replacing Alasdair Graham who had been Nova Scotia's representative in the government since June 1997.[8] It was also announced that Boudreau would be a candidate when the next federal election was held in order to help rebuild the federal Liberals in Nova Scotia, after the party lost all eleven seats in the 1997 federal election.[9]

Prior to the 2000 election, Boudreau was appointed Minister of State for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.[10] Boudreau resigned from the Senate in order to run in Dartmouth for a seat in the House of Commons of Canada.[11][12] After a hotly contested campaign, he was defeated by incumbent New Democratic Party Member of Parliament Wendy Lill.[13]

2000 Canadian federal election: Dartmouth—Cole Harbour
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Wendy Lill 13,585 36.28 +3.71
Liberal Bernie Boudreau 12,408 33.14 +5.93
Progressive Conservative Tom McInnis 8,085 21.59 -5.32
Alliance Jordi Morgan 3,282 8.76 -2.99
Marxist–Leninist Charles Spurr 86 0.23
Total valid votes 37,446 100.00
Change for the Canadian Alliance from 1997 are based on the results of its predecessor, the Reform Party.

References

  1. ^ "Returns of General Election for the House of Assembly 1988" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. 1988. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 12, 2014. Retrieved September 23, 2014.
  2. ^ "Returns of General Election for the House of Assembly 1993" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. 1993. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 6, 2014. Retrieved September 23, 2014.
  3. ^ "Historic Liberal cabinet sworn in". The Chronicle Herald. June 12, 1993. Archived from the original on August 30, 2000. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
  4. ^ "New cabinet in Nova Scotia smaller by one". The Globe and Mail. June 12, 1993.
  5. ^ "Boudreau sets sights on top job". The Chronicle Herald. April 3, 1997. Archived from the original on July 12, 2001. Retrieved October 27, 2014.
  6. ^ "Boudreau ponders political future". The Chronicle Herald. July 14, 1997. Archived from the original on February 4, 1998. Retrieved September 23, 2014.
  7. ^ "NDP will have first C.B. MLA in years". The Chronicle Herald. November 5, 1997. Archived from the original on June 6, 2000. Retrieved September 23, 2014.
  8. ^ "PM appoints Bernie Boudreau to Senate". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. October 4, 1999. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  9. ^ "PM recruits Boudreau for Senate". The Globe and Mail. October 5, 1999.
  10. ^ "Bernie Boudreau takes over ACOA amid criticism". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. October 18, 2000. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  11. ^ "Boudreau betting big on winning MP's job". The Chronicle Herald. October 25, 2000. Archived from the original on January 24, 2005. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
  12. ^ "Boudreau officially on the campaign trail". The Chronicle Herald. October 26, 2000. Archived from the original on January 24, 2005. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
  13. ^ "NDP's Lill keeps Boudreau, McInnis at bay in Dartmouth". The Chronicle Herald. November 28, 2000. Archived from the original on January 24, 2005. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
26th Ministry – Cabinet of Jean Chrétien Cabinet posts (2) Predecessor Office Successor Alasdair Graham Leader of the Government in the Senate1999–2000 Sharon Carstairs   Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)2000–2001 Robert Thibault
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