Gerry Reid, MHA
Leader of the Official Opposition
Gerald Reid was
born in Carbonear, one of six children. He was
educated at James Moore High School and upon
graduating from high school, went on to obtain a
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education and a Masters
Degree in Philosophy from Memorial University. While
at Memorial University, he was active in politics and
served a term as the President of the Memorial Liberal
After graduating from Memorial, Gerry accepted a
teaching position at Coaker Academy on New World
Island. While living there, he became involved in
municipal politics and served three years as a
councillor in Summerford.
From 1989 to 1996, he served as Executive Assistant to
Fisheries Ministers Walter Carter and Dr. Bud Hulan.
In this capacity, he gained considerable knowledge of
the fishing industry and government in general.
In February 1996, Mr. Reid was successful in his bid
to become MHA for the newly formed district of
Twillingate - Fogo, one of the largest districts in
the province. He was re-elected in the February 1999
general election, and was named
Government Whip Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier.
In February 2001, Mr. Reid was
appointed Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, a
position he held for two years. On February 13, 2003,
Mr. Reid was appointed Minister of Education. Mr.
Reid was re-elected in the general election on October
21, 2003. He served as Opposition Fisheries and
Education Critic until his appointment as Leader of
the Official Opposition on June 1st, 2005. Gerry was
ratified as Leader of the Liberal Party of
Newfoundland and Labrador on June 10th, 2006.
Gerry currently resides in St. John's with his wife,
Cathy, and their two sons, Matthew and Lucas.
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Gerry Reid, MHA
Leader of the Official Opposition, Opposition Fisheries and
P.O. Box 8700
St. Johnís, NL
Toll free: 1-877-729-3391