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Gerry Byrne

Humber--St. Barbe--Baie Verte

Gerry Byrne was born and raised in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador and was first elected to Parliament on March 25, 1996 representing the constituency of Humber – St. Barbe – Baie Verte. He was re-elected in 1997, 2000, 2004, 2006 and again in 2008 with a strong re-affirmation by constituents in his riding. He currently serves as critic for the Treasury Board and Public Works and Government Services Canada.

From January 16, 2002 until December 12, 2004 Mr. Byrne served in the federal cabinet as Minister of State for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. He was appointed by the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien and was the youngest Member of Parliament from Newfoundland and Labrador to serve in the Federal Cabinet. At the age of 35, he was also one of the youngest in the history of Canada to serve in federal cabinet.

Mr. Byrne has held the Parliamentary Secretary positions to the Minister of Natural Resources, the Minister of Health, the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, and has been Associate Critic for Competitiveness and the New Economy. Mr. Byrne is currently the vice chair of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates.

Mr. Byrne completed his post-secondary studies at Dalhousie University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in biology. After graduation, he returned to the province and worked as an economic development officer on the Great Northern Peninsula. In this capacity Mr. Byrne became involved in various projects including business and technical development of both renewable and non-renewable resource sectors.

Mr. Byrne is married to Denise Gibbons of Corner Brook and they have one son, Gerald Stephen.

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Gerry Byrne in the news

  1. Government’s Failure to Comply with Committee Motion May Breach Parliamentary Privilege

    March 15, 2013

    CORNER BROOK, NL– More than a dozen federal departments audited by the Office of the Auditor General may have breached parliamentary privilege by failing to comply […]  More »

  2. Government Must Allow AG to Release Documents

    September 11, 2012

    CORNER BROOK, NL— Liberal Public Accounts critic Gerry Byrne made the following statement today regarding the government’s decision to block the Auditor General from releasing documents […]  More »

  3. Conservatives Must Commit to an Open and Transparent Debate on the F-35 Fiasco; Officials Must be Allowed to Testify

    April 19, 2012

    OTTAWA– The Conservative members of the Public Accounts Committee must commit to an open and transparent debate in today’s emergency meeting, and officials must be allowed […]  More »

  4. Liberals Work to Recall Public Accounts Committee for Urgent Study of the F-35 Fiasco

    April 13, 2012

    OTTAWA–The House of Commons Public Accounts committee must reconvene in the coming days to study the Auditor General’s recent report on the Conservative government’s mismanagement of […]  More »

  5. Former Conservatives Land Cushy Jobs In Face of Government Cuts in Atlantic Canada

    February 7, 2012

    OTTAWA— Liberal critic for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Atlantic Gateway, and Member of Parliament for Humber—St. Barbe—Baie Verte, Gerry Byrne, today denounced the appointment […]  More »

Contact information

In Ottawa:
House of Commons
Ottawa (ON) K1A 0A6
Phone: (613) 996-5511
Fax: (613) 996-9632

In Humber--St. Barbe--Baie Verte:
14 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Corner Brook  NL  A2H 1B8

Phone: 709-637-4540
Toll Free: 1-800-563-9934
Fax: 709-637-4537

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