Norman Doyle

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The Honourable
Norman E. Doyle
Norman E. Doyle.jpg
Senator from Newfoundland and Labrador
Assumed office
January 6, 2012
Nominated by Stephen Harper
Appointed by David Johnston
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for St. John's East
In office
1997–2004
Preceded by Bonnie Hickey
Succeeded by riding abolished
In office
2006–2008
Preceded by new riding
Succeeded by Jack Harris
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for St. John's North
In office
2004–2006
Preceded by new riding
Succeeded by riding abolished
Personal details
Born (1945-11-11) November 11, 1945 (age 72)
Avondale, Newfoundland
Political party Conservative
Other political
affiliations
Progressive Conservative (1997–2003)
Spouse(s) Belle (Hannifan) Doyle
Residence St. John's
Profession Businessman

Norman E. Doyle (born November 11, 1945) is a Canadian businessman and politician in Newfoundland and Labrador. He is a current member of the Senate of Canada, having been appointed in 2012. He also served as a Member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1997 to 2008.

Political career

Provincial politics

Doyle was a member of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly from 1979 to 1993. He represented the provincial electoral district of Harbour Main sitting with the Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador.

During his time in office he served multiple cabinet positions, Minister of Communications from 1982 to 1984 than ran the Municipal Affairs portfolio from 1984 to 1987 and then Transportation from 1987 to 1989 and finally as Labour Minister briefly in 1989.

House of Commons

He was a Conservative Party of Canada Member of Parliament in the House of Commons of Canada. He represented the riding of St. John's East, from 1997 to 2008. He has also been a member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada from 1997 till the party's merger in 2003 with the Canadian Alliance.

He was formerly chair of the Commons standing committee on Citizenship and Immigration.

He served as the caucus chair of both the Conservative Party and the Progressive Conservative Party. He served as the Whip, and Deputy Whip of the Progressive Conservative Party and was critic of Citizenship and Immigration, Labour, Transport, Human Resources Development, and Human Resources and Skill Development.[1]

Senate

Doyle was appointed to the Senate of Canada to represent the province of Newfoundland and Labrador on January 6, 2012 by Governor General David Johnston, on the advice of Prime Minister Stephen Harper.[2][3] He rejoined the Conservative caucus with which he previously sat in the House of Commons.

References

  1. ^ "Veteran St. John's MP Doyle retiring from politics". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 13 March 2007. Retrieved 26 May 2018. 
  2. ^ "Harper appoints 7 new senators". CBC News. 6 January 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2018. 
  3. ^ "New Senator sought return to political life". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 7 January 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2018. 

External links

  • Senate biography
  • Norman Doyle – Parliament of Canada biography
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