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Carl Urquhart
Hon. Carl Urquhart
Minister of Public Safety
Solicitor General

Carl Urquhart, MLA for Carleton-York, was re-elected to the 59th Legislature in the provincial election held September 24, 2018. He was sworn in as Minister of Public Safety and as Solicitor General on November 9, 2018.

The Progressive Conservative member was first elected to represent the riding of York in the 56th Legislature in the September 18, 2006 election. He served as official opposition critic for areas of interest related to public safety, the New Brunswick Police Commission and Kings Landing Historical Settlement. He was a member of the Standing Committees on Estimates and Law Amendments. He was also a member of the Select Committee on Life Long Learning.

Mr. Urquhart was re-elected to the 57th Legislature in the provincial election held September 27, 2010, where he held the position of Deputy Speaker.

He was re-elected to the 58th Legislature in the provincial election held September 22, 2014 to represent the riding of Carleton-York. He served as the Official Opposition Whip.

After graduating from Fredericton High School, he joined the RCMP and served for five years. In 1978, he joined the Fredericton Police Force where he completed 28 years of service. He has worked in community police, street crime, drug unit, major crime and patrol unit.

Mr. Urquhart has been involved with community and service groups: Upper Kingsclear volunteer fire department, Saint John River Salmon Anglers Association, New Brunswick Salmon Council, Atlantic Salmon Federation, Society of Saint Andrew, New Brunswick Wildlife Federation, New Brunswick Outfitters Association and Scouts Canada.

His hobbies include hunting, fishing, hiking, ATV, snowmobile and travel.

Mr. Urquhart lives in Upper Kingsclear with his wife, Betty.
Last updated : 1/30/2019
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