Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources
Minister Gerry Byrne has had a long and successful career in Canadian politics. He served as the Member of Parliament for Humber – St. Barbe – Baie Verte beginning in 1996. Gerry was re-elected 6 times during his tenure in Parliament.
From 2002 until 2004, Minister Byrne served as the Minister of State for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the youngest cabinet member in Newfoundland and Labrador history. He was parliamentary secretary to several key cabinet members. He has also served in a lead role on a number of influential government standing committees.
In November 2015, Minister Byrne was elected to represent the District of Corner Brook in the House of Assembly. He was appointed to Cabinet in the capacity of Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour.
Prior to entering politics, Minister Byrne worked as an economic development officer on the Great Northern Peninsula, during which time he was involved in numerous projects from varying segments of the provincial economy, including the renewable and non-renewable resource sectors. He was born and raised in Corner Brook. He completed his post-secondary education at Dalhousie University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. Minister Byrne is married to Denise Gibbons and they have one son, Gerald Stephen.
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