PEI MP named new ag minister

UPDATED: November 4, 2015 – 1030 CST – Lawrence MacAulay, MP for Cardigan, will be sworn in as minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food earlier today in Ottawa.

MacAulay is a veteran MP, serving in Ottawa in that capacity since 1988.

MacAulay formerly served as Minister of Labour, Solicitor General of Canada and other posts.

He has personal knowledge of agriculture, as he was a potato farmer before entering politics.

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MacAulay facts

-longest serving MP in history of PEI
– 69 years old
– has won nine consecutive elections
– won his riding by more than 10,000 votes this election
– former seed potato and dairy farmer

Ralph Goodale will serve as minister of public safety in the newly-sworn in cabinet.

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