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Preceded by  Brian Taylor
Succeeded by  Darrell Hynes

Profession  Consultant
Name  Ross Reid
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Premier  Kathy Dunderdale Tom Marshall
Born  July 31, 1952 (age 63) Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (1952-07-31)
Political party  Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador

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Ian Angus "Ross" Reid, PC (born July 31, 1952) is a former Canadian politician who mostly recently served as the Chief of Staff to Newfoundland and Labrador Premier's Kathy Dunderdale and Tom Marshall. Reid is a former Progressive Conservative member of Parliament who served as the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency under Prime Minister Kim Campbell.


Political career

A consultant, Reid has been active with the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada since 1975. During the government of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, he served as chief of staff to the Minister of Finance, and as an advisor to the Prime Minister.

In September 1988, Reid defeated former provincial cabinet minister Jim Morgan for the Progressive Conservative nomination in St. John's East for the 1988 federal election. On November 21, 1988, he won the seat, defeating New Democrat incumbent Jack Harris. He became Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans in 1989, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development in 1991.

When Kim Campbell succeeded Mulroney as prime minister in 1993, she brought Reid into Cabinet as Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. However, both he and the Campbell government went down to defeat in the subsequent 1993 federal election.

Reid remained active in the party as National Director of the federal Progressive Conservative party while Jean Charest was party leader.

Career after politics

Since leaving the House of Commons, Reid has worked as an international consultant on human rights and democratic development, notably for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. He has worked in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Ukraine, among other countries. He currently serves on the board of directors of IMPACS, the Institute for Media, Policy and Civil Society.

In the 2003, Newfoundland and Labrador provincial election Reid served as the Progressive Conservative Party's campaign chair. The party went on to form government under Danny Williams and Reid was appointed Deputy Minister to the Premier. In January 2007, he resigned his post as Deputy Minister to be re-appointed as the party's campaign chair for the 2007 election. The Progressive Conservatives were re-elected in the October election and in December 2007, Reid was appointed Deputy Minister for the Voluntary and Non-Profit Sector. Reid resigned as Deputy Minister in June 2011, so he could once again chair the PC Party's campaign in the upcoming election. The party was re-elected for a third term in October and Reid was reappointed to his post as Deputy Minister for the Voluntary Non-Profit Sector in December. In January 2013, it was announced that Reid would be appointed Deputy Minister Responsible for the Provincial Population Growth Strategy. On August 6, 2013, Premier Kathy Dunderdale's announced that Reid would become her new Chief of Staff. Reid replaced Brian Taylor, who had taken a leave of absence from the premier's office several weeks earlier.


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