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The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay

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Lawrence MacAulay
Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay is the Member of Parliament for Cardigan. He was first elected to the House of Commons in 1988, to represent Cardigan in eastern Prince Edward Island, and won his 11th consecutive election in 2021. He has previously served as Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence.

Minister MacAulay’s Cabinet roles have also included Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Solicitor General of Canada, Minister of Labour, Secretary of State for Veterans, and Secretary of State for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.

He has also served as critic for Fisheries and Oceans, and for Seniors. In addition, he was Vice-Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans.

Minister MacAulay was born on September 9, 1946, in St. Peter’s Bay, Prince Edward Island, and worked previously as a farmer and businessman.

He and Frances Elaine O’Connell were married in 1972. They have three daughters: Carolyn, Rita, and Lynn.