Saint-Léonard, New Brunswick , Canada
|| April 14, 1949
Jun 26, 2009 02:26am
|Info||Percy Mockler is a Canadian politician. |
Mockler, a Progressive Conservative, was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick in the 1982 election but failed to win re-election in the 1987 election when the Liberal Party won every seat in the legislature.
After his election defeat, Mockler worked as an organizer for the federal Progressive Conservatives in the 1988 Canadian election and worked for the Brian Mulroney administration in Ottawa until its dying days in 1993.
Upon his return to New Brunswick, Mockler was able to run again for MLA as Pierrette Ringuette-Maltais, the Liberal who had defeated him in 1987, had been elected to the House of Commons and a by-election was being held to replace her. Mockler was re-elected handily on November 29, 1993 and again in 1995, 1999 and 2003.
He is currently the New Brunswick Minister of Intergovernmental & International Relations and has responsibility for Service New Brunswick and the New Brunswick Culture & Sport Secretariat.
After the merger of the federal Progressive Conservative Party and the Canadian Alliance, Mockler was briefly mentioned as a possible leadership candidate for the new Conservative Party of Canada. Mockler instead backed Belinda Stronach and served as co-chair of her campaign in New Brunswick and helped organize it in Quebec.