Wayne Long

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Wayne Long

Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Saint John—Rothesay
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded by Rodney Weston
Personal details
Born (1963-04-13) April 13, 1963 (age 56)[1]
Political party Liberal
Residence Saint John, New Brunswick
Profession Hockey Executive
Businessman

Wayne Long MP (born April 13, 1963) is a Canadian politician who was elected to represent the riding of Saint John—Rothesay in the House of Commons of Canada for the Liberal party in the 2015 federal election.[2]

Before politics

Long had a long career in business as a seafood executive, serving as a product manager for Stolt Sea Farm Inc., and later as President of Scotiaview Seafood Inc., a privately held company with a staff of two, according to Manta.ca. He subsequently became the President of the Saint John Sea Dogs for the 2005-2006 season, the city's CHL franchise. During his tenure, the team won the Memorial Cup in 2011, and Long himself was recognized with the John Horman Trophy for the league's top executive.[3]

Political career

As the Liberal Party's nominee in Saint John—Rothesay, Long drew media attention for his outspoken support of the Energy East oil pipeline project. Long's position was far more forthright than that of the Liberal Party as a whole, which had promised to take a neutral stance. Long promised to aggressively lobby within the Liberal caucus to support the project.[4][5]

In September 2017, Long made headlines for announcing his opposition to tax changes for private corporations proposed by Liberal Finance Minister Bill Morneau.[6] On October 4, 2017, he was the only Liberal MP to vote for a Conservative Party opposition motion to extend the consultation period.[7]

Electoral record

2015 Canadian federal election: Saint_John—Rothesay
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Wayne Long 20,634 48.80 +32.81
Conservative Rodney Weston 12,915 30.54 -19.18
New Democratic AJ Griffin 7,411 17.53 -13.2
Green Sharon Murphy 1,321 3.12 +0.35
Total valid votes/Expense limit 42,281 100.0     $196,334.01
Total rejected ballots 205
Turnout 42,486 69.38
Eligible voters 61,236
Source: Elections Canada[8][9]

References

  1. ^ "Wayne Long on Twitter: "Today is my birthday. I have to say I've never felt better physically, mentally, and spiritually. Feeling so ready for the future!"". Twitter. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  2. ^ http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/saint-john-election-results-1.3278843
  3. ^ Meet Wayne Long, Liberal.ca.
  4. ^ Jane Taber, Energy East pipeline could be a deciding election issue in Saint John, The Globe and Mail, October 2, 2015.
  5. ^ Saint John-Rothesay elects Liberal candidate Wayne Long, CBC News, October 19, 2015.
  6. ^ http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/saint-john-mp-breaks-ranks-with-liberals-in-response-to-new-tax-policy-1.3588788
  7. ^ https://www.ourcommons.ca/Parliamentarians/en/votes/42/1/355/Party
  8. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Saint John—Rothesay, 30 September 2015
  9. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates

External links

  • Official Website
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