Sean Fraser (politician)

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Sean Fraser

Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Central Nova
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded by Peter MacKay
Personal details
Born (1984-06-01) June 1, 1984 (age 35)
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Sarah Burton
Residence New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
Alma mater St. Francis Xavier University
Dalhousie University
Leiden University
Profession Lawyer

Sean S. A. Fraser MP (born June 1, 1984) is a Canadian Liberal politician, who was elected to represent the riding of Central Nova in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election.[1][2]

Early life and education

Raised in Merigomish in Pictou County, Nova Scotia, Fraser earned a Bachelor of Science degree at St. Francis Xavier University in 2006. He then studied law at Dalhousie University and at Leiden University in the Netherlands, graduating in 2009.

Legal career

He spent a number of years working in Calgary as an associate at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, and also did human rights work in South Africa.[3]

Electoral record

2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Sean Fraser 25,909 58.53 +44.58
Conservative Fred DeLorey 11,418 25.80 –29.49
New Democratic Ross Landry 4,532 10.24 –16.57
Green David Hachey 1,834 4.14 +0.34
Independent Alexander J. MacKenzie 570 1.29
Total valid votes/Expense limit 44,263 100.0   $203,563.02
Total rejected ballots 233 0.52 –0.07
Turnout 44,496 74.68 +9.68
Eligible voters 59,585
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +37.04
Source: Elections Canada[4][5]


  1. ^ "Liberal Sean Fraser takes Central Nova from the Conservatives". The Chronicle Herald. October 19, 2015. Retrieved 2015-11-08.
  2. ^ "Peter MacKay's former riding goes to Liberal Sean Fraser". CBC News. October 19, 2015. Retrieved 2015-11-08.
  3. ^ Meet Sean Fraser Archived 2015-10-01 at the Wayback Machine,
  4. ^ "October 19, 2015 Election Results — Central Nova (Validated results)". Elections Canada. 21 October 2015. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2018-11-10.

External links

  • Official Website
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