The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, MP

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

Represents the riding of Cardigan

Lawrence MacAulay, Member of Parliament for Cardigan, was first elected to the House of Commons on November 21, 1988, to represent Cardigan in eastern Prince Edward Island, and won his ninth consecutive election in October 2015.

Mr. MacAulay’s Cabinet appointments have included Solicitor General of Canada, Minister of Labour, Secretary of State (Veterans), and Secretary of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency).

He has served as Critic for Fisheries and Oceans and Seniors. In addition, he was Vice Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans.

Mr. MacAulay was born on September 9, 1946, in St. Peter's Bay, Prince Edward Island. Mr. MacAulay was previously a farmer and business person. He and Frances Elaine O'Connell were married in 1972. They have three daughters: Carolyn, Rita and Lynn.

Contact information

House of Commons
Ottawa ON K1A 0A6

Telephone: 613-995-9325
Fax: 613-995-2754


Minister MacAulay and Parliamentary Secretaries Jones, Poissant and Vaughan meet with participants at Food Policy for Canada Summit.

Working together to build A Food Policy for Canada

‎2017-06-23 – News release

The decisions we make as individuals and as a country about food have a direct impact on our health, environment, economy, and communities.

Minister MacAulay and industry representatives break ground with shovels.

New Federal Research Investment to make Beef Sector more Sustainable

‎2017-07-06 – News release

Canada’s beef sector is an important driver of economic growth, contributing $2.69 billion annually to the Ontario economy and supporting 61,000 jobs in the province.

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