Tony Cornect

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Tony Cornect
Member of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
for Port au Port
In office
February 8, 2007 November 30, 2015
Preceded by Jim Hodder
Succeeded byDistrict Abolished
Minister of Service NL
In office
September 30, 2014 March 12, 2015
Preceded by David Brazil
Succeeded by Dan Crummell
Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation of
Newfoundland and Labrador
In office
July 17, 2014 September 30, 2014
Preceded by Sandy Collins
Succeeded by Darin King
Personal details
Born Cape St. George, Newfoundland and Labrador
Political party Progressive Conservative
Residence Kippens, Newfoundland and Labrador

Tony Cornect is a Canadian politician from Newfoundland and Labrador, who represented the district of Port au Port in the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly from 2007 to 2015. He was a member of the Progressive Conservative Party, and served in the provincial cabinet as Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation and Minister of Service NL. He was defeated in the 2015 provincial election, in which he ran in the new district of Stephenville-Port au Port.

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Cornect previously served as a town councillor and mayor in Cape St. George. He was also formerly a board member of Le Gaboteur , the province's only French-language newspaper. [1] A fluently bilingual Franco-Newfoundlander, Cornect was the first MHA in the province ever to take his oath of office in French. [2]

Electoral record

2015 Newfoundland and Labrador general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal John Finn 3,26264.8
Progressive Conservative Tony Cornect1,27325.3
New Democratic Bernice Hancock4999.9
2011 Newfoundland and Labrador general election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Progressive Conservative Tony Cornect2,60958.99%
Liberal Kate Mitchell Mansfield95421.57%
2007 Newfoundland and Labrador general election [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Progressive Conservative Tony Cornect3,93681.22%
Liberal Michelle Felix91018.78%
By-election, February 8, 2007
resignation of Jim Hodder
PartyCandidateVotes%+/-
  Progressive Conservative Tony Cornect2,70162.0
Liberal Mark Felix1,52134.9
     New Democrat Paul O'Keefe1353.1

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References

  1. "Newfoundland's French newspaper Le Gaboteur's future uncertain". CBC News. December 17, 1999. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  2. "Port au Port MHA pledges oath in French". CBC News. March 5, 2007. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  3. Newfoundland & Labrador Votes 2007. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved May 22, 2009.