Women MLA Listing

Margaret-Ann Blaney

Details

Name:
Margaret-Ann Blaney
Born:
1961 in Corner Brook, NL
Party:
Progressive Conservative
First Elected:
GE 7 June 1999, Riding of Saint John-Kings

Education

  • Memorial University- BA (cum laude); post-graduate work in Social Work and Psychology

Private Career

 

  • Political Reporter, Panelist: CBC
  • Political Journalist: CTV (Newfoundland Division)
  • Host: "Newfoundland Today"
  • Political Journalist: CTV
  • Co-owner and General Manager: Atlantic Veterinary Hospital, Rothesay
  • President and CEO: Efficiency NB

 

Political Career

 

  • 1993: Defeated, federal GE 25 October, in the riding of Humber-St. Barbe-Baie Verte (NL)
  • 1997: Lost race for leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick
  • 1999: Elected MLA for Saint John-Kings, GE 7 June
  • 1999-2001: Minister of Transportation
  • 1999-2006: Minister Responsible for the Status of Women
  • 2001-2003: Minister of Public Safety
  • 2003: Re-elected MLA for Saint John-Kings, GE 9 June
  • 2003-2006: Minister of Training and Employment Development
  • 2006: Re-elected MLA for the new riding of Rothesay, GE 18 September
  • 2006-2010: Opposition Critic: Status of Women
  • 2006-2008: Opposition Critic: Post-Secondary Education, Training & Labour
  • 2008-2010: Opposition Critic: Health
  • 2010: Re-elected MLA for Rothesay, GE 27 September
  • 2010-2012: Minister of Environment
  • 2010-2012: Minister Responsible for the Status of Women
  • 2010-2012: Minister Responsible for Communications New Brunswick
  • 2012: Minister of Energy
  • 2012: Resigned as MLA for Rothesay

 

Committees

  • Vice Chair: Select Committee on the Revision of the "Official Languages Act"
  • Member: Select Committee on Life Long Learning

Awards

  • 2005: Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation Award for work on Action Plan on Violence Against Women