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Hon. Gail Shea

Minister of National Revenue and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Gail Shea was first elected to the House of Commons in 2008 and re-elected in 2011. She was appointed Minister of Fisheries and Oceans in October 2008. She was appointed Minister of National Revenue in May 2011 and also Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
(ACOA) in February 2013. Ms. Shea is the first woman in Canada's history to serve as Minister for the ACOA.

Prior to her election to the House of Commons, Ms. Shea was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island. She was first
elected in April 2000 and was appointed to the provincial cabinet as Minister of Community and Cultural Affairs where she was responsible
for the Status of Women, the Worker's Compensation Board and the Island Waste Management Corporation. From 2002 to 2007, Ms. Shea served as Minister of Transportation and Public Works.

Prior to entering politics, Ms. Shea managed a small family business for 15 years.

Ms. Shea has long been active in her community. She served as vice-president and treasurer of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #6. She has also served as a school trustee and president of the local Home and School Association. Ms. Shea's long record of volunteerism includes involvement in her local community festivals, sports teams and church. A passionate advocate for seniors, she has also run a tax preparation program for seniors.

Ms. Shea is married to Russell and has five children.

The Conservatives Are Going After Tax Cheats

Our government is taking action to ensure that our tax laws are respected, while simultaneously working at home and abroad to ensure that our tax system meets Canadians' expectations of fairness and transparency. We are supporting international talks to better share information and working to close loopholes.
06/18/2013 05:35 EDT