Claudette Bradshaw

Claudette Bradshaw, PC ONB (born April 8, 1949) is a Canadian former politician who served as Member of Parliament (MP) for the riding of Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe, New Brunswick. She was first elected on June 2, 1997 and served until the 2006 election. She is a member of the Liberal Party of Canada.

Claudette Bradshaw

Minister of Labour
In office
November 23, 1998  July 20, 2004
Prime MinisterJean Chrétien
Paul Martin
Preceded byLawrence MacAulay
Succeeded byJoe Fontana
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe
In office
June 2, 1997  January 23, 2006
Preceded byGeorge Rideout
Succeeded byBrian Murphy
Personal details
Born (1949-04-08) April 8, 1949
Moncton, New Brunswick
Political partyLiberal
ProfessionExecutive Director

Claudette Bradshaw was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for International Cooperation and Minister Responsible for the Francophonie on June 10, 1997. On November 23, 1998, she was appointed to cabinet as Minister of Labour. After being re-elected in November 2000, she was re-appointed as Minister of Labour on January 15, 2002 and again on December 12, 2003. From March 23, 1999 until July 20, 2004, she was the Federal Coordinator on Homelessness.

After the 2004 election, Prime Minister Paul Martin shuffled the cabinet, and demoted Bradshaw to the position of Minister of State (Human Resources Development). In November 2005, Bradshaw announced that she would not stand for re-election in the 2006 federal election.

Following her retirement from federal politics, there was some speculation that she would run for the provincial Liberals in the next New Brunswick election in the riding of Kent South. Bradshaw later announced she was not interested in re-entering electoral politics but was appointed as special advisor to leader Shawn Graham for that election campaign.

In 2009, she was appointed a member of the Order of New Brunswick.[1]

Lifetime work

In 1974, Claudette Bradshaw founded the Moncton Headstart Early Family Intervention Center.


  1. Archived 2009-11-18 at the Wayback Machine
27th Ministry – Cabinet of Paul Martin
Cabinet posts (2)
Predecessor Office Successor
  Minister of State (Human Resources Development)
cont'd from 26th Min. Minister of Labour
Joe Fontana
Special Cabinet Responsibilities
Predecessor Title Successor
cont'd from 26th Min. Minister responsible for Homelessness
position abolished
26th Ministry – Cabinet of Jean Chrétien
Cabinet post (1)
Predecessor Office Successor
Lawrence MacAulay Minister of Labour
cont'd into 27th Min.
Special Cabinet Responsibilities
Predecessor Title Successor
position created Minister responsible for Homelessness
cont'd into 27th Min.
Sub-Cabinet Post
Predecessor Title Successor
Secretary of State (Multiculturalism) (Status of Women)
Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
George S. Rideout, Liberal
Member of Parliament for Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe
Succeeded by
Brian Murphy, Liberal
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