Bob Nault

Robert Daniel Nault PC (born November 9, 1955) is a Canadian politician.[1]


Bob Nault

Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Kenora
In office
October 19, 2015  September 11, 2019
Preceded byGreg Rickford
Succeeded byEric Melillo
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Kenora—Rainy River
In office
November 21, 1988  June 28, 2004
Preceded byJohn Edmund Parry
Succeeded byDistrict was abolished in 2003
Chairman of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development
In office
February 4, 2016  September 11, 2019
Preceded byDean Allison
Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
In office
August 3, 1999  December 11, 2003
Preceded byJane Stewart
Succeeded byAndy Mitchell
Personal details
Born
Robert Daniel Nault

(1955-11-09) November 9, 1955
Ste. Anne, Manitoba, Canada
NationalityCanadian
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Lana Rae Jardine (m. 1987)[1]
Childrentwo
Alma materUniversity of Alberta, University of Winnipeg[1]
ProfessionCanadian Pacific Railway conductor[1]

A member of the Liberal Party of Canada, Nault began his career as city councillor for Kenora City Council. He was first elected to the House of Commons as the representative for Kenora—Rainy River in 1988, beating NDP incumbent John Parry. Following the 1988 election, Nault ran successfully in the 1993,1997, and 2000 federal elections.

Nault also served as Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development in the cabinet of Jean Chrétien from 1999 to 2003.[1] He introduced a comprehensive program of reform and financial accountability measures for First Nations.

In 2004, he announced he would leave politics and did not seek re-election in the 2004 election.

After his first stint in the House of Commons, Nault provided advisory and consulting services to high-technology firms, First Nations, and major public sector organizations.

In January 2015, Nault announced his intention to seek the Liberal Party of Canada nomination for Kenora, which includes nearly all of his old riding, in the 2015 federal election scheduled for October 19.[2] On May 31, 2015, Nault was nominated as the party's candidate.[3] In the ensuing election, he edged out former provincial NDP leader Howard Hampton, who had represented the area provincially from 1987 to 2011, by only 2% to return to Parliament after a 12-year absence. Incumbent Conservative and cabinet minister Greg Rickford was pushed into third place.[4]

In February 2016, Nault was elected Chair by committee members of the Foreign Affairs and International Development Committee.

He was defeated in the 2019 federal election.

Election results

2019 Canadian federal election: Kenora
Party Candidate Votes%
ConservativeEric Melillo9,31334.1
LiberalBob Nault8,18830.0
New DemocraticRudy Turtle7,78128.5
GreenKirsi Ralko1,4755.4
People'sMichael Di Pasquale3821.4
IndependentKelvin Boucher-Chicago1650.6
Total valid votes 27,304100.00
2015 Canadian federal election: Kenora
Party Candidate Votes%
LiberalBob Nault10,89835.39
New DemocraticHoward Hampton10,37933.71
ConservativeGreg Rickford8,76028.45
GreenEmber C. McKilop5011.63
IndependentKelvin Boucher-Chicago1620.53
Total valid votes 30,791100.00
2000 Canadian federal election: Kenora—Rainy River
Party Candidate Votes%
LiberalBob Nault14,41645.21
AllianceEd Prefontaine9,12528.62
New DemocraticSusan Barclay6,86821.54
Progressive ConservativeBrian Barrett1,4794.63
Total valid votes 31,885100.00
Total rejected ballots 134
Turnout 32,01958.44
Eligible voters 54,792
1997 Canadian federal election: Kenora—Rainy River
Party Candidate Votes%
LiberalBob Nault14,08441.93
ReformKen Hyatt9,78229.12
New DemocraticRuth Bergman6,92220.61
Progressive ConservativeGordon Lee2,7998.33
Total valid votes 33,587100.00
Total rejected ballots 189
Turnout 33,77660.57
Eligible voters 55,764
1993 Canadian federal election: Kenora—Rainy River
Party Candidate Votes%
LiberalBob Nault22,15764.84
ReformMel Fisher7,09420.57
New DemocraticPeter Kirby2,1946.35
Progressive ConservativeGeorge Hainsworth2,0626.00
NationalHarold Rowe6980.02
Not affiliatedApril I. McCormick2840.01
Turnout 34,559
1988 Canadian federal election: Kenora—Rainy River
Party Candidate Votes%
LiberalBob Nault13,31338.28
New DemocraticJohn Perry12,10234.79
Progressive ConservativeDick Motlong7,49621.55
Christian HeritageEd Carlson1,4774.25
Turnout 34,782

References

  1. "Guide Parlementaire Canadien - Google Books". Books.google.ca. 2008-10-16. Retrieved 2019-10-28.
  2. "Former Minister Seeking Federal Liberal Nomination". Archived from the original on 29 May 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  3. "It's Official". bobnault.ca. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  4. Liberal Bob Nault edges out NDP in Kenora, Conservative incumbent comes 3rd, Global News, October 20, 2015.
26th Ministry – Cabinet of Jean Chrétien
Cabinet post (1)
Predecessor Office Successor
Jane Stewart Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
19992003
Andy Mitchell
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