Your MP for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity
For the past 18 years, Ms. Foote has been dedicated to community service, working in several volunteer capacities with a variety of organizations, including the St. John’s Association for the Mentally Delayed and the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador. In addition to this volunteer work, Ms. Foote served in several capacities for 15 years with the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF). Ms. Foote was elected as the Member of the House Assembly for the District of Grand Bank in 1996 and was re-elected in 2003. Premier Brian Tobin invited her to join his Cabinet as Minister of Development and Rural Renewal on March 14, 1996. Ms. Foote subsequently held the positions of Minister of Industry, Trade and Technology, Minister of Education, and Minister of Industry, Trade and Rural Development. Prior to her involvement in politics, Ms. Foote worked in television journalism with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s public affairs program “Here & Now.” She has also been the Director of University Relations with Memorial University of Newfoundland and has worked in the Premier’s Office as the Director of Public Relations, a position she held for seven years. Ms. Foote holds a bachelor of arts and a Bachelor of Education from Memorial University. In 1977, she moved to Sarnia, Ontario to attend Lambton College, graduating with an Honours Diploma in Radio and Television Broadcast Arts. Ms. Foote and her husband, Howard, have three children: Carla, Jason and Heidi.
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Your Candidate for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity
Judy has served as the Member of Parliament for Random–Burin–St. George's since 2008, and will again represent the Liberal Party during the 2015 federal election. Judy currently serves as the Liberal Whip in the 41st Parliament, and previously held the position of Deputy House Leader of the Liberal Official Opposition. Prior to her work in federal politics, Judy served as a Member for Provincial Politics for Newfoundland and Labrador in the House of Assembly. Serving under three Premiers over a span of 11 years, Judy served as Minister of Development and Rural Renewal, Minister of Industry, Trade and Technology, and Minister of Education. Judy’s academic background is in education and journalism, having earned a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education from Memorial University of Newfoundland and an Honours Diploma in Radio Broadcast Arts from Lambton College in Sarnia, Ontario. Judy is married to Howard, and mom to three children – Carla, Jason, and Heidi.