|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
|Assumed office |
October 25, 1993
|Preceded by||Catherine Callbeck|
|Chairman of the Standing Committee on Finance|
|Assumed office |
February 4, 2016
|Preceded by||James Rajotte|
|Born||June 22, 1949|
North Wiltshire, Prince Edward Island, Canada
|Alma mater||Nova Scotia Agricultural|
Born in North Wiltshire, Prince Edward Island, the son of A. Leith Easter and Hope MacLeod, he was educated at the Charlottetown Rural High School and the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. Easter received an honorary doctorate of law degree from University of Prince Edward Island in 1988 for his work and contribution to agriculture and social activism on the national and international level. He was awarded the Governor General's Canada 125 Medal in 1992 for community service. In 1970, he married Helen Arleighn Laird. Easter operates a dairy, beef and grain farm near North Wiltshire. He is a former president of the National Farmers Union.
Wayne and his wife Helen live in North Wiltshire and have two grown children, Kimberley and Jamie.
Easter entered federal politics in 1993 when he was elected as the Member of Parliament for the riding of Malpeque, P.E.I. He was re-elected in 1997, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011, and 2015.
He served in Prime Minister Jean Chrétien's Cabinet as Solicitor General of Canada from 2002–2003. He also served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans from 1997–1999, and to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, with a special emphasis on rural development from 2004–2006.
From 2006 to 2014, Easter has served several critic roles. He was the critic for Agriculture and Agri-Food and the Canadian Wheat Board from 2006–2011, International Trade from 2011–2013, and Liberal Party critic for Public Safety from 2013–2015.
Easter currently holds the position of Co-Chair for the Canada- U.S. Inter-Parliamentary Association, and is also the current Chair of the Finance Committee.
|2015 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||Leah-Jane Hayward||2,509||11.17||–3.46||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||22,472||100.0||$169,506.34|
|Total rejected ballots||102||0.45||+0.01|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|2011 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||Rita Jackson||2,970||14.63||+4.96||$5,426.11|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||20,294||100.0||$69,634.73|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||90||0.44||-0.16|
|2008 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||J'Nan Brown||1,819||9.67||-0.57||$5,225.01|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||18,810||100.0||$67,177|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||113||0.60||+0.01|
|2006 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||George Marshall||1,983||10.24||+0.15||$3,388.31|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||19,371||100.0||$62,210|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||114||0.59||-0.17|
|2004 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||Ken Bingham||1,902||10.09||+5.86||$3,055.96|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||18,847||100.0||$60,645|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||144||0.76|
|Change for the Conservatives is from the combined totals of the Progressive Conservatives and the Canadian Alliance.|
|2000 Canadian federal election|
|Progressive Conservative||Jim Gorman||7,186||38.94||-2.05|
|New Democratic||Ken Bingham||781||4.23||-6.39|
|Total valid votes||18,452||100.00|
|1997 Canadian federal election|
|Progressive Conservative||Jim Gorman||7,194||40.99||+9.80|
|New Democratic||Andrew Wells||1,863||10.62||+6.21|
|Total valid votes||17,549||100.00|
|1993 Canadian federal election|
|Progressive Conservative||Garth E. Staples||5,399||31.19||-8.98|
|New Democratic||Karen Fyfe||763||4.41||-3.52|
|Christian Heritage||John Freddie Gunn||318||1.84|
|Total valid votes||17,308||100.00|
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2014-07-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Lumley, Elizabeth (2005). Canadian Who's Who 2005. University of Toronto Press. p. 389. ISBN 978-0-8020-8907-6. Retrieved 2009-10-06.
- "October 19, 2015 Election Results — Malpeque (Validated results)". Elections Canada. 20 October 2015. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
- "Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2018-11-09.
- Elections Canada – Official voting results, Forty-first general election, 2011
- Elections Canada – Candidate's electoral campaign return, 41st general election
|Parliament of Canada|
| Member of Parliament
|26th Ministry – Cabinet of Jean Chrétien|
|Cabinet post (1)|
|Lawrence MacAulay||Solicitor General of Canada