Joseph Blair "Joe" McGuire, Morell, Prince Edward Island) is a Canadian retired politician. He was a Member of Parliament representing the Liberals in the House of Commons for the riding of Egmont in Prince Edward Island. He was first elected in 1988, and re-elected in 1993, 1997, 2000, 2004, and 2006. From 2003 to 2006 he was Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Paul Martin.(born June 20, 1944 in
Joseph Blair McGuire
|Member of Parliament|
November 21, 1988 – October 14, 2008
|Preceded by||George Henderson|
|Succeeded by||Gail Shea|
|Born||June 20, 1944|
Morell, Prince Edward Island, Canada
|Residence||Summerside, Prince Edward Island|
Before entering public life, McGuire worked as a teacher in Prince Edward Island and a vice-principal at an elementary school in Ontario. He was also a community development worker having been employed with the PEI Rural Development Council and the Community Employment Strategy. He later worked for then Egmont Member of Parliament George Henderson, as well as then Premier of Prince Edward Island, Joe Ghiz.
On March 7, 2007, McGuire announced he would not run in the next federal election, choosing to retire from politics.
|27th Ministry – Cabinet of Paul Martin|
|Cabinet post (1)|
|Allan Rock||Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency