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Monday, Jun. 28, 2004

Farrah, Georges

Quebec, Gaspésie - Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Liberal Party of Canada

In 1979, Georges Farrah obtained a Bachelor’s degree in administrative sciences from the University of Moncton, NB.

He was elected to the provincial legislature for the riding of Îles-de-la-Madeleine on December 2, 1985.

Re-elected on September 25, 1989, Mr. Farrah was appointed associate minister for Industry, Commerce, Science and Technology, and also with responsibility for tourism.

He secured a third term on the September 12, 1994 election and was subsequently appointed Opposition Chief Whip. He also served as Opposition critic for fisheries and agriculture.

On November 27, 2000 he was elected to Parliament representing the riding of Bonaventure/Gaspé/Îles-de-la-Madeleine/Pabok. He became a member of the Standing Committee on Human Resources and the Committee on Fisheries and Oceans. On September 13, 2001 he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans.

On December 12, 2003 Mr. Farrah became a member of the Queen’s Privy Council and was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, with particular responsibility for rural development.

Mr. Farrah was born in Cap-aux-Meules, Îles-de-la-Madeleine, and is married with three children.

Other Gaspésie - Îles-de-la-Madeleine candidates:

Party L E T
Liberal 0 135 135
Cons. 0 99 99
BQ 0 54 54
NDP 0 19 19
Other 0 1 1
Total 0 308 308
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