Saint John, New Brunswick , Canada
|| May 08, 1973
Apr 13, 2006 09:31am
|Info||Trevor Arthur Holder was born in Saint John, N.B., on May 8, 1973, the son of William and Dorothy (Trevors) Holder. He and his wife Brenda and daughters Margaret and Katherine live in Saint John. |
On February 14, 2006, he was sworn in as Minister of Environment. He previously served as Minister of Environment and Local Government, following his November 2005 appointment to cabinet.
A Progressive Conservative, he was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick in the provincial general election held June 7, 1999, to represent the constituency of Saint John Portland. His political experience includes serving on the executive of the PC Party of New Brunswick as Saint John County vice-president and on the Saint John Portland PC Association as second vice-president.
During the Fifty-Fourth Legislature, he served on the Standing Committee on Crown Corporations, the Select Committee to Review Appointments by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council, and the Select Committee on Private Passenger Automobile Insurance.
He was re-elected in the provincial general election held June 9, 2003, as the Member for Saint John Portland. He is vice-chair of the Standing Committee on Crown Corporations and the Legislative Administration Committee. He serves on the Standing Committees on Private Bills, Procedure and the Ombudsman. He is a member of the Select Committees on Education and Health Care. He is Deputy Speaker.
He attended Saint John High School, graduating in 1991. He continued his education at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in political science and history in 1995. While at UNBSJ he was elected president of the Student's Representative Council and elected to the UNBSJ Senate. He also served as vice-president of the Social Sciences Association of UNBSJ and as president of the UNBSJ PC Youth Association.
From 1996 until his election in 1999, he was employed as a financial planner in Saint John. Currently, he is an executive member of the Council of State Governments - Eastern Regional Conference. He is a member of the Maine-New Brunswick Trade Corridor Committee. He remains involved in issues relating to Canada-US relations.
Active in the community, he is a member and past president of the United Empire Loyalist Association, the Carleton Union Lodge and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #64. He is a vestryman for St. Lukes Anglican Church Parish of Portland, a volunteer at the World Chess Festival in 1988, has volunteered at North End Food Bank, and he is a member of the Boy Scouts of Canada, where he received the Chief Scout Award in 1987.