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Chris d'Entremont,  M.P. — West Nova

Chris d'Entremont

On November 24, 2021, Chris d’Entremont was appointed Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole for the 44th Parliament. He is the first Acadian from Nova Scotia to be appointed to these positions.

Prior to being elected as the Member of Parliament for West Nova in October 2019, he was an MLA in Nova Scotia for 16 years, where he served as Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Minister of Acadian and Francophone Affairs, Minister of Health, and House Leader of the Official Opposition for close to 10 years.

As Minister of Health, he introduced Nova Scotia’s first Continuing Care Strategy, which provided the best possible care for our seniors and launched the largest long-term care home building program in our province’s history. He also introduced Canada’s first family drug insurance program, helping Nova Scotians with catastrophic drug coverage.

During the 43rd Parliament, he served as Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Official Languages and also, Vice-Chair of the Canadian Branch of the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie (CAPF).

Chris is married to his wife Anne for 26 years and lives in Belleville, NS, with his family. They have two sons Alec and André.