James Matthew Lee
|26th Premier of Prince Edward Island|
17 November 1981 –2 May 1986
|Lieutenant Governor|| Joseph Aubin Doiron |
|Preceded by||Angus MacLean|
|Succeeded by||Joe Ghiz|
|Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Prince Edward Island|
November 7, 1981 –November 13, 1987
|Preceded by||Angus MacLean|
|Succeeded by||Leone Bagnall (interim)|
|MLA (Assemblyman) for 5th Queens|
February 17, 1975 –April 21, 1986
|Preceded by||Gordon L. Bennett|
|Succeeded by||Wayne Cheverie|
James Matthew Lee
March 26, 1937
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
Patricia Laurie(m. 1960)
|Residence||Stanhope, Prince Edward Island|
|Alma mater||Saint Dunstan's University|
|Occupation||real estate broker, tourist operator, and businessperson|
|Cabinet||Minister of Tourism, Parks and Conservation (1979–1980)|
Minister of Health and Social Services (1980–1981)
James Matthew Lee, PC (born March 26, 1937) was the 26th premier of Prince Edward Island (1981–86). He was the leader of the PEI Progressive Conservative Party from 1981 to 1987.
The Queen's Privy Council for Canada, sometimes called Her Majesty's Privy Council for Canada or simply the Privy Council, is the full group of personal consultants to the monarch of Canada on state and constitutional affairs. Responsible government, though, requires the sovereign or her viceroy, the Governor General of Canada, to almost always follow only that advice tendered by the Cabinet: a committee within the Privy Council composed usually of elected Members of Parliament. Those summoned to the QPC are appointed for life by the Governor General as directed by the Prime Minister of Canada, meaning that the group is composed predominantly of former cabinet ministers, with some others having been inducted as an honorary gesture. Those in the council are accorded the use of an honorific style and post-nominal letters, as well as various signifiers of precedence.
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Born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, the son of James Matthew Lee and Catherine Blanchard, Lee was educated at Saint Dunstan's University. He married Patricia Laurie in 1960.
St. Dunstan's University (SDU) is a former university which was located on the northern outskirts of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. SDU merged with Prince of Wales College (PWC) in 1969 to form the University of Prince Edward Island.
After a successful career in real estate and development, Lee ran in 1974 as a Progressive Conservative but failed to win a seat in the provincial legislature. Lee was elected to the PEI Legislature one year later after winning a by-election in 1975. Lee was re-elected in 1978, 1979 and 1982.Lee ran for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of PEI in 1976 and narrowly lost to future premier J. Angus MacLean. When MacLean was elected Premier in 1979, Lee served in the provincial cabinet as Minister of Social Services and Minister of Tourism, Parks and Conservation from 1979 to 1980 and as Minister of Health and Social Services from 1980 to 1981.
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