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Encyclopedia > Shawn Graham
The Honourable Shawn Graham, M.L.A.


Incumbent
Assumed office 
October 3, 2006
Preceded by Bernard Lord

Born February 22, 1968 (1968-02-22) (age 39)
Rexton, New Brunswick
Political party Liberal
Spouse Roxane Reeves

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Raised in a politician family, Graham's father Alan was the longest ever serving member of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick; Shawn Graham was born the year after his father's first election. Graham was educated as a school teacher, but only taught as a substitute teacher before going to work for the province's civil service. When his father resigned from the legislature in 1998, Shawn Graham was elected to replace him in a by-election. He rose quickly through Liberal ranks becoming leader of the party less than four years later at the age of 34. In the 2003 election, he improved his party's standing from seven to 26 seats - just two seats short of the victorious Progressive Conservatives. After four years as opposition leader, Graham became premier upon winning the 2006 election by a narrow margin. Alan Graham is a retired politician in the province of New Brunswick, Canada. ... The Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick is located in Fredericton. ... In education, teachers are those who teach students or pupils, often a course of study, lesson plan, or a practical skill, including learning and thinking skills. ... A substitute teacher is a person who teaches a school class when the regular teacher is unavailable because of illness or other reason. ... The Byzantine civil service in action. ... A by-election or bye-election is a special election held to fill a political office when the incumbent has died or resigned. ... Results of the 2003 election Starting out as a predicted landslide for Bernard Lords Progressive Conservatives, the New Brunswick general election, 2003 quickly turned around when Shawn Graham, leader of the Liberal Party of New Brunswick, took on auto insurance rates as a cause. ... The Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick is a right-of-centre political party in New Brunswick, Canada. ... Parliamentary opposition is a form of political opposition to a designated government, particularly in a Westminster-based parliamentary system. ... Map of New Brunswicks ridings coloured in based on the winning parties and their popular vote The 2006 general election (more formally the 56th general election) was held on September 18, 2006, in the province of New Brunswick, Canada to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick. ...

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Early career

Graham graduated from the University of New Brunswick, as an alumnus of both Harrison House and Neill House. The son of Alan Graham who was the longest serving member of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick from 1967 to 1998, he was elected to replace his retiring father in a by-election in 1998. Following the general election of 1999, Graham's Liberal Party was reduced to 10 seats from 44. This gave the young politician the chance to rise to prominence. The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is a Canadian university located in the province of New Brunswick. ... Grouseland is a two-story red brick home built for William Henry Harrison in Vincennes, Indiana during his term as Governor of the Indiana Territory. ... Alan Graham is a retired politician in the province of New Brunswick, Canada. ... The Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick is located in Fredericton. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... A by-election or bye-election is a special election held to fill a political office when the incumbent has died or resigned. ... Results of the 1999 election The 1999 election in the Canadian province of New Brunswick marked the debut of both Camille Theriault and Bernard Lord as leaders of the Liberals and Progressive Conservatives respectively. ... The New Brunswick Liberal Association (NBLA), more popularly known as the New Brunswick Liberal Party or Liberal Party of New Brunswick, is one of the two major political parties in the Canadian province of New Brunswick. ...


He was named the caucus chair of the party and became one of the most vocal and popular critics of the government of Bernard Lord. A caucus chair is a person who chairs the meetings of a caucus. ... Bernard Lord, LL.B., BA, MLA (born September 27, 1965 in Roberval, Quebec) is a Canadian politician. ...


Leadership campaign

Liberal leader Camille Theriault resigned in March of 2001, and a leadership convention was set from May of 2002. Few candidates emerged for this campaign and it appeared that former cabinet minister Paul Duffie would win virtually unopposed. Graham was urged to run, and eventually entered the race with the support of Greg Byrne, a previous leadership contender, and many of the supporters of Bernard Richard, also a former leadership contender and the interim leader following the resignation of Theriault. Camille Henri Th riault (born February 25, 1955 in Baie-Ste-Anne, New Brunswick) is a former premier of New Brunswick. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... In Canadian politics, a leadership convention is held by a political party when the party needs to choose a leader due to a vacancy or a challenge to the incumbent leader. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Alternate meanings in cabinet (disambiguation) A Cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... Paul Duffie is a New Brunswick politician and lawyer. ... Greg Byrne, B.A., LL.B. (born April 14, 1960 in Harvey, New Brunswick) is a lawyer and political figure in the province of New Brunswick, Canada. ... Bernard Richard (born April 11, 1951 in Toronto, Ontario) is a lawyer and New Brunswick politician. ... An interim leader, in Canadian politics, is a party leader who is appointed by the partys legislative caucus or the partys executive to temporarily act as leader when there is a gap between the resignation or death of a party leader and the election of his or her...


Surprising many pundits, Graham was successful in taking a solid lead during delegate selection meetings in February and March of 2002, and, as a result, Duffie dropped out of the race. This left only fringe candidate Jack MacDougall in the race who Graham defeated by a 3 to 1 margin at the May convention.[1] Jack MacDougall is a politician in New Brunswick, Canada. ...


Toward the 2003 election

As leader, Graham was considered a lightweight by pundits and by the governing Progressive Conservative Party, and few gave him a chance in the coming election. Although Graham's Liberal Party of New Brunswick and the PCs were near each other in the polls, Graham was a relative unknown and trailed Premier Bernard Lord by significant margins when people were asked "who would you rather as premier?". The Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick is a right-of-centre political party in New Brunswick, Canada. ... The New Brunswick Liberal Association (NBLA) is one of the two major political parties in the Canadian provice of New Brunswick. ... In Canada, a Premier is the head of government of a province. ... Bernard Lord, LL.B., BA, MLA (born September 27, 1965 in Roberval, Quebec) is a Canadian politician. ...


Graham surprised pundits again during the 2003 election, running an energetic campaign and winning 26 of 55 seats, just two short of the Conservatives, and coming within 1% of the Conservatives in the popular vote. Pundits said Graham and Lord had fought the English language debate to a draw, while they viewed Graham as the winner of the French debate; this was despite the fact that Lord was a francophone and that Graham's less than stellar command of French was viewed as one of his largest liabilities. Moreover, it was universally agreed by the punditry that the Liberals had controlled the agenda of the campaign, always keeping their three key issues: public automobile insurance, public health care and public power in the forefront of the agenda. Results of the 2003 election Starting out as a predicted landslide for Bernard Lords Progressive Conservatives, the New Brunswick general election, 2003 quickly turned around when Shawn Graham, leader of the Liberal Party of New Brunswick, took on auto insurance rates as a cause. ...


Graham often cited the fact that had 10 votes swung from the Conservatives to the Liberals in the riding of Kennebecasis there would have been a 27-27 tie which may have led to a Liberal minority government supported by the New Democrats whose one member would have held the balance of power. Graham was quoted on election night saying "until five minutes ago, I thought I was going to be premier". Kennebecasis is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, Canada. ... For minority governments in general, see dominant minority. ... The New Brunswick New Democratic Party is a social democratic political party in New Brunswick, Canada that is linked with the federal New Democratic Party of Canada. ...


Graham's leadership questioned

Graham's Liberals (red) held a continuous lead over their main opponents, the Progressive Conservatives (blue), for over two years in opinion polls before slipping behind following a prolonged debate over procedure in the legislature
Graham's Liberals (red) held a continuous lead over their main opponents, the Progressive Conservatives (blue), for over two years in opinion polls before slipping behind following a prolonged debate over procedure in the legislature

Despite his victories, the governing Tories and the media continued to view Graham as weak. Rumours suggested that Graham was being pressured to step aside in favour of either Mike Murphy, Kelly Lamrock or Andy Savoy. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixelsFull resolution (907 × 605 pixel, file size: 30 KB, MIME type: image/png) I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixelsFull resolution (907 × 605 pixel, file size: 30 KB, MIME type: image/png) I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... For other uses, see Tory (disambiguation). ... For other people with the same name, see Michael Murphy Mike Murphy (born January 25, 1958) is a New Brunswick lawyer and politician. ... Kelly Lamrock is a Canadian lawyer, educator and politician. ... Andy Savoy, B.Sc. ...


Following a by-election victory by the Liberals on October 4, 2004, Graham took a more aggressive stance to dispel this belief. He named a new chief of staff and replaced a third of his staff on October 28, 2004 while pledging to defeat the government and force an election in the next session of the legislature. Graham's upward momentum continued when, in an opinion poll released on December 9, 2004, the Liberals expanded their lead over the Conservatives to 46% to 36%, but also, for the first time since Graham became leader, he was the preferred choice of New Brunswickers for premier beating the incumbent Bernard Lord 34% to 27%. A further poll some months later showed that Graham continued to hold a lead over Lord but by a smaller margin. A by-election or bye-election is a special election held to fill a political office when the incumbent has died or resigned. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An opinion poll is a survey of opinion from a particular sample. ... is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Premier of New Brunswick (fr: Premier ministre du Nouveau-Brunswick) is the first minister for the Canadian province of New Brunswick. ...


In the spring session of the legislature, Graham attempted to pass a snap motion of no confidence on during his speech on the budget. There was brief excitement on Liberal benches as less than half of the government caucus was present for Graham's speech, however the speaker ruled that the vote would be held along with the main budget motion at the end of the following week. Graham was criticised because when the vote was held two of his members were absent. Graham defended their absence arguing that, because New Democratic Party leader Elizabeth Weir was also absent, it was impossible to defeat the government, and he did not see the need to whip his members. A motion of no confidence, also called a motion of non-confidence, a censure motion, a no-confidence motion, or simply a confidence motion, is a parliamentary motion traditionally put before a parliament by the opposition in the hope of defeating or embarrassing a government. ... The New Brunswick New Democratic Party is a social democratic political party in New Brunswick, Canada that is linked with the federal New Democratic Party of Canada. ... Elizabeth Jane Weir is a lawyer and politician in the Canadian Province of New Brunswick, Canada. ... In politics, a whip is a member of a political party in a legislature whose task is to ensure that members of the party attend and vote as the party leadership desires. ...


Graham's victory in a subsequent by election on November 14, 2005 as well as his continued lead in opinion polls led most to end their criticism of his leadership for a time. In 2006, however, following the brief minority government when Michael Malley left the government caucus for 6 weeks, Graham took a very aggressive stance towards forcing an election. A prolonged dispute over the functioning of legislature was undertaken, crippling most of the business of the House. The media and, seemingly the public, largely blamed Graham and the Liberals for this and, for the first time in over 2 years, in June 2006 the PCs regained the lead in opinion polls and Lord took a double-digit lead in preference for Premier. These disappointing poll results for Liberals renewed questions in Graham's leadership. is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For minority governments in general, see dominant minority. ... Michael Tanker Malley is a politician in the Canadian province of New Brunswick. ...


Towards the 2006 election

Throughout the term that began following the 2003 election, Graham has worked hard to portray himself and his caucus as a "government-in-waiting". From the Lord government's introduction of controversial health reforms in the spring of 2004, Graham said he would force an election at his earliest opportunity.

Graham (right) with then Prime Minister Paul Martin in 2005

His strategy was to focus heavily on policy, and his party has introduced a record number of pieces of legislation for an opposition party. This is particularly remarkable because New Brunswick members of the legislature received no professional drafting staff to assist them in writing private members' bills at the time. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), is the Minister of the Crown who is head of the Government of Canada. ... Paul Edgar Philippe Martin, PC, MP, BA, LLB, LLD (h. ... A Private Members Bill is a proposed law introduced by a member of parliament, whether from the government or the opposition side, to that legislature or parliament. ...


In addition to his legislative agenda, Graham and the Liberals lauched a series of regional policy meetings culminating in a policy convention in the fall of 2005. Graham also convened a meeting of all of the Liberal leaders of Atlantic Canada to discuss common policy objectives, engaged in several tours of the province on particular policy issues and took several trips to Ottawa to meet with federal ministers on various issues. The four Canadian Atlantic provinces. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ...


In early 2006, Graham set out on a tour of the northeast United States, Washington, D.C. and the Maritimes to promote New Brunswick as an "energy hub" and his idea of building a second reactor at the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station. Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... The Maritime provinces. ... Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station is a Canadian nuclear power station located in Point Lepreau, New Brunswick. ...


On February 17, 2006, Bernard Lord's government was reduced to a minority when Michael Malley crossed the floor to sit as an independent. Graham said, if Malley would support the Liberals, he would have brought down the government on an April 7, 2006 budget vote forcing an early election. Malley was subsequently elected speaker however, creating an equality of government and opposition members; the April 7 vote came to a tie which was broken in favour of the government by Malley in accordance with tradition. is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For minority governments in general, see dominant minority. ... Michael Tanker Malley is a politician in the Canadian province of New Brunswick. ... In politics, crossing the floor is to vote against party lines. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 56th New Brunswick general election will be held in the province of New Brunswick, Canada, no later than June 2008 to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick. ...


Following this, Malley rejoined the Conservative caucus from the speaker's chair. This created some controversy and Graham's Liberals held up some business in the House as a procedural stalement ensued for some weeks. Finally the Conservative and Liberal House Leaders signed an agreement on May 31, 2006 which laid out a detailed plan for the conduct of the business of the House and which seemingly guaranteed that the next election would be held on Lord's preferred date of October 15, 2007. This protracted procedural battle did not seem to go well for the Liberals when, in an opinion poll released on June 12, 2006 but conducted largely during the height of the procedural infighting, the Tories took the lead over the Liberals for the first time in any poll since August 2003 with a margin of 45% to 39% for Lord's Conservatives. is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Graham named caucus member Rick Brewer to head up a task for on Petroleum Price Regulation, a policy which was brought forward by the Lord government on July 1, 2006 against strong opposition from the Liberals who argued Lord's regulation program would provide neither stability of price nor lower prices. Rick Brewer (born in Stanley, New Brunswick) is a New Brunswick businessman and politician, and a former assistant pastor, . He was an assistant pastor in the Pentecostal Church. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The election campaign

Bernard Lord announced on August 10, 2006 that an election would be held on September 18, 2006 due to the pending resignation of Peter Mesheau from the legislature that would have created another minority government. is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map of New Brunswicks ridings coloured in based on the winning parties and their popular vote The 2006 general election (more formally the 56th general election) was held on September 18, 2006, in the province of New Brunswick, Canada to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick. ... is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Peter Mesheau (born in Sackville, New Brunswick) is a politician in New Brunswick, Canada. ...


Graham was somewhat caught off guard by the announcement and received notice while golfing.[2] Notwithstanding this, Graham had already started a campaign in earnest, having announced his energy platform on August 8[3] and having nominated several candidates already. With the election call, the party gave him the authority to appoint the 25 MLAs seeking re-election as candidates bringing the total number of nominated Liberal candidates to 30 of 55.[4] Graham said he would pursue education, economic development and energy as three key issues during the campaign.[5] This article is about the sport. ...


Graham stated that if he did not win the election, he would resign as Liberal leader.[6]


Graham won the 2006 election by taking 29 out of the 55 seats in the legislature despite narrowly trailing Lord in the popular vote.


Premier of New Brunswick

Graham with his first cabinet

On September 20, 2006, Graham appointed a transition team to begin to transfer power headed by Doug Tyler. Graham, as New Brunswick's 31st Premier, and the rest of the cabinet were sworn-in by Lieutenant-Governor Herménégilde Chiasson on October 3, 2006. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Doug Tyler is a political figure in the province of New Brunswick, Canada. ... The Executive Council of New Brunswick (informally and more commonly, the Cabinet of New Brunswick) is the cabinet of the Canadian province. ... The flag of the Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick This is a list of lieutenant-governors of the Canadian province of New Brunswick, before and after Confederation in 1867. ... Herménégilde Chiasson, ONB, PhD, K.StJ (born 1946[1]) is a noted Acadian poet and playwright born in St-Simon, New Brunswick, Canada. ... is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On his first day in office, Graham, as promised, acted on five campaign promises. His government cut the excise tax on gasoline by 3.8 cents per litre, moved nursing home payments from an assets-based test to an income-based test, provided students with a reduced tuition of $2000 for their first year in university, provided the City of Saint John with a memorandum of understanding to provide a third of required monies for the clean up of Saint John harbour and established separate ministers for Agriculture & Aquaculture, Fisheries, Housing and Seniors.[7] Additionally, on its first day in office, it pledged $2 million to assist in maintaining ferry service from Saint John to Digby, Nova Scotia.[8] An excise is an indirect tax or duty levied on items within a country. ... “Petrol” redirects here. ... Rest home for seniors in Český Těšín, Czech Republic SNF redirects here. ... Saint John[3] is the largest city in the province of New Brunswick and the oldest incorporated city in Canada. ... A memorandum of understanding (MOU) is a legal document describing a bilateral agreement between parties. ... Saint John Harbour is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, Canada. ... Bay Ferries Limited (Bay Ferries) is a ferry company operating in eastern Canada and headquartered in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. ... Digby, Nova Scotia in 1906 Digby, Nova Scotia in 2005 For other meanings of Digby, see Digby Digby is a town in western Nova Scotia which lies on the Annapolis Basin of the Bay of Fundy. ...


In addition to being Premier and Minister of Intergovernmantal Affairs (a post often held by premiers in Canada), Graham took on the role of Minister of Wellness, Culture and Sport. Graham, who has a background in athletics competing in the 1985 Canada Games for New Brunswick in track and field, wanted to take the portfolio to ensure it was a priority in large part to fight childhood obesity in the province, which is the highest in the country.[9] The Canada Games are a multi-sport event that occurs every two years in Canada. ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ...


On October 12, 2006, Graham announced several senior appointments. He appointed a president of NB Liquor and deputy ministers for the Department of Energy and the Department of Justice and Consumer Affairs to replace Conservative political appointees who had resigned when Graham took office. He also appointed former cabinet minister Bernard Thériault as his chief of staff and his former Opposition chief of staff Chris Baker to be secretary of the Policy and Priorities Committee of Cabinet.[10] is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In Canada, a Deputy Minister is the senior civil servant in a government department and assists the Minister of the department who is a member of the Canadian Cabinet. ... The Department of Energy is a part of the Government of New Brunswick. ... The Department of Justice and Consumer Affairs is a part of the Government of New Brunswick. ... Bernard Thériault (born November 12, 1955) is a political figure in the province of New Brunswick, Canada. ... In politics, a chief of staff is the primary aide to a political leader or position. ... Chris Baker is a race car driver born in the United States of America on the 29th of November 1969. ... The Priorities and Planning Committee is a key organ of the Cabinet of Canada. ...


New Brunswickers were apparently impressed with Graham's first months in office. An opinion poll conducted from November 10 to December 7 showed that Graham's Liberals had surged to an "unprecedented" 65% while the Progressive Conservatives had slipped to 27%. The New Democratic Party was at 6% while the Green Party, not yet formed in New Brunswick, stood at 2%. Personal popularity was also on the rise for Graham who stood as the choice of 48% of New Brunswickers to be premier, while former premier Bernard Lord was the choice of only 23%. [11] An opinion poll is a survey of opinion from a particular sample. ... The New Brunswick New Democratic Party is a social democratic political party in New Brunswick, Canada that is linked with the federal New Democratic Party of Canada. ...


After their first few months in office, the Liberals were criticized for cancelling a tax rebate on energy costs that they had previously said they would maintain.[12] On March 13, 2007, Finance Minister Victor Boudreau introduced the Graham government's first budget, it contained numerous tax increases, including the first increase to personal income taxes in the province since 1994. The opposition criticized the change in tax lowering policy under which the previous Conservative government had lowered income taxes every year for their seven years in office. Boudreau defended the increases saying "we all enjoy lower taxes, but when the level of taxation is insufficient to ensure the continued provision of essential public services, it needs to be addressed."[13] is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The Department of Finance is a part of the Government of New Brunswick. ... Victor E. Boudreau is a New Brunswick politician. ...


References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ [3]
  4. ^ Nathan White, 'It's do or die' time for leaders, New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal, page A2, August 11, 2006 [4]
  5. ^ The issues, Daily Gleaner, page A1, August 11, 2006 [5]
  6. ^ Carl Davies, LAST-CHANCE ELECTION, New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal, page A1, August 11, 2006
  7. ^ [6]
  8. ^ [7]
  9. ^ Daniel McHardie, Premier earmarks wellness as priority, Times & Transcript, page A1, October 25, 2006
  10. ^ [8]
  11. ^ Carl Davies, Grit popularity soars, New Brusnwick Telegraph-Journal, page A1, December 12, 2006
  12. ^ [9]
  13. ^ [10]
  • CBC News: Graham expects to win leadership, May 7, 2002
  • Graham's bio as Premier
  • Graham's bio as Leader of the Opposition
Provincial Government of Shawn Graham
Cabinet Posts (4)
Predecessor Office Successor
Bernard Lord President of the Executive Council
(2006–)
incumbent
Bernard Lord Premier of New Brunswick
(2006–)
incumbent
Percy Mockler Minister of Wellness, Culture and Sport
(2006–)
incumbent
Bernard Lord Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
(2006–)
incumbent
Special Cabinet Responsibilities
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Premier's Council on the Status of Disabled Persons
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Opposition Leader in the New Brunswick Legislature
2002-2006
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Bernard Lord
Leader of the New Brunswick Liberals
2002-present
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1998-present
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