Wayne Easter was first elected as a Liberal representing the riding of Malpeque in 1993 and was re-elected in the 1997 and 2000 general elections.
Mr. Easter was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and attended Charlottetown Rural High School. He also holds a diploma from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College and was granted a certificate from the Canadian International Grains Institute in 1973.
In 1988, he received an Honorary Doctorate of Law degree from UPEI in 1988 for his work and contribution to agriculture and social activism on the national level. He was also awarded the Governor General's Canada 125 Medal in 1992 for community service.
In 2002 he was appointed as Solicitor General of Canada. He has also held the post of Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans.
Mr. Easter was also as a member of the Prime Minister's Task Force on the Future of Farming and has served as Chair of the House Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans. Currently, Mr. Easter is a member of the Standing Committee of Agriculture and Agri-Food and is Vice Chair of the Canada-US Parliamentary Association.
Having been a long-time member of the Canada-US Parliamentary Association, Mr. Easter has extensive experience related to many bilateral issues affecting Canada-US relations.
Mr. Easter and his wife Helen have two children, Kimberley and Jamie.