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Kirk MacDonald
MLA, York North

Kirk MacDonald was re-elected in the Sept. 18, 2006, provincial electon as the first member to represent the new electoral district of York North. He was official Opposition critic for areas of interest related to agriculture and aquaculture. He is the critic for areas of interest related to Business New Brunswick; Provincial Capital Commission; Population Growth Secretariat; NB Power; the New Brunswick Energy and Utilities Board, and he is acting energy critic.

He is a member of the standing committees on law amendments and privileges.

He was formerly the member of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick for the constituency of Mactaquac. A member of the Progressive Conservative Party, he was elected to the 54th legislature in the June 7, 1999, provincial election. During the 54th legislature, he was a member of the standing committees on public accounts, law amendments and legislative administration.

He was re-elected in the June 9, 2003, provincial election. He chaired the select committee on wood supply and served on the select committee on public automobile insurance. He was a member of the following standing committees: public accounts, private bills, Crown corporations, procedure, law amendments and the ombudsman.

On Feb. 14, 2006, he was sworn in as minister of Business New Brunswick.

He was born in Stanley, the son of Doug and Barbara MacDonald. He graduated from Stanley High School and continued his education at the University of New Brunswick, receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1997. Active in politics since high school, having served on the Stanley High School Student Council, he is a director of the Tobique-Mactaquac Progressive Conservative Association.

MacDonald has also contributed widely to his community as a volunteer. He is a judge at local 4-H public speaking competitions. He is a member of the board of directors for St. Thomas Anglican Church and for the Stanley Fair Planning Committee. He chairs the agriculture exhibits committee at the Stanley Fair and is a member of the Stanley Agricultural Society #35. He is also a member of the UNB Business Society.

MacDonald lives in Stanley.
Last updated : 5/13/2010