, Newfoundland and Labrador , Canada
Apr 18, 2019 01:54pm
|Info||Born and raised in Curling, Bay of Islands, Eddie is well known to the people of the Bay of Islands District. Eddie was first elected as the Member of the House of Assembly to represent the district of Bay of Islands in 1989, but stepped aside to allow former Premier Clyde K. Wells a seat in the House of Assembly. |
Eddie was then appointed Premier Wells’ West Coast Executive Assistant and continued to serve in that position under Premier Brian Tobin until February, 1999, when he was re-elected to represent the district of Bay of Islands. On February 13, 2001, Eddie was appointed Parliamentary Assistant to former Premier Roger Grimes.
On October 21st, 2003, Eddie was again elected as the MHA for the Bay of Islands district in the provincial general election. He currently serves as Opposition Critic for the Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation and is Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee.
As a complement to his passion for politics, Eddie has been actively involved in sports for many years. He has been twice named Corner Brook’s Athlete of the Year, won a bronze medal in Boxing at the 1975 Canada Winter Games, and in 2002 was inducted into the Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Hall of Fame.
Eddie is also actively involved with the Canadian Paraplegic Association, having served as Chairperson of the provincial Association and currently serves as Director with the Provincial Board. As well, he has served as Vice-Chairperson on the National Board and in 2003, he became Chairperson.
Eddie has a deep rooted and steadfast commitment to the District of Bay of Islands. He knows the communities, people and the needs of the district well. He looks forward to continuing to work with and for the people of the Bay of Islands.