The Honourable Keith Ashfield
Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway
Fredericton (New Brunswick)
Keith Ashfield was first elected to the House of Commons in 2008 and re-elected in 2011. In October 2008, he was appointed Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency). In January 2010, he was appointed Minister of National Revenue, Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway.
Prior to his election, Mr. Ashfield served in the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly. From 1999 to 2003, he served as Deputy Speaker of the Legislature and as provincial Minister of Natural Resources from 2003 to 2006.
Prior to entering politics, Mr. Ashfield was active in local, provincial and national school trustee associations. He has also held senior positions in local companies, and has owned and operated his own businesses.
Mr. Ashfield studied business administration at the University of New Brunswick.
He resides in Lincoln, New Brunswick. He is married to Judy and they have two children.
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