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On October 27, 2010 Dale Graham was elected Speaker of the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly. He was first elected to the legislature for the Progressive Conservative Party in a Carleton North by-election on June 28, 1993. After redistribution, he was re-elected in the 1995 and 1999 general elections to represent the riding of Carleton.


As a member of the official Opposition, he served on the select committees on land use and the rural environment; and gasoline pricing. He was also on the standing committees on privileges and law amendments. He chaired the Public Accounts Committee. He was the official Opposition whip and the critic for natural resources, mines and energy and supply and services. On June 21, 1999, he was sworn in as Minister of Supply and Services and as Deputy Premier. He was re-elected June 9, 2003, and became Minister of Supply and Services and Deputy Premier on June 27, 2003. He also served as Acting Minister of Environment and Local Government, Minister of Human Resources, Minister responsible for Service New Brunswick. He was a member of the Board of Management and the Policy and Priorities Committee of Cabinet.

Re-elected in 2006 and 2010, he was the official Opposition critic for intergovernmental affairs. He was a member of the Standing Committees on Crown Corporations and Legislative Officers.

Mr. Graham was born in Woodstock and attended local schools in Centreville. A restaurant and bake shop owner since 1981, Mr. Graham was a school trustee in districts 30 and 13; a member of the steering committee of Centreville "Project Splash"; a director of Carleton--York Community Futures; and vice-president of the Centreville Chamber of Commerce. He is a member and former deacon of the Centreville United Baptist Church.
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Title Annotation:CPA Activities: The Canadian Scene; Dale Graham was elected Speaker of the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly
Publication:Canadian Parliamentary Review
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1CNBR
Date:Dec 22, 2010
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