PC MHA for St. John’s West District;
Minister of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs, Minister Responsible for Fire and Emergency Services – Newfoundland and Labrador, and Registrar General
Mr. Crummell was raised in Gander and moved to St. John’s to pursue his post-secondary education. He attended Memorial University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with minors in History and English. While at Memorial, he served as Executive Vice-President and later President of Memorial University’s Council of the Students’ Union.
Following his university studies, he joined Molson Canada where he worked in sales and marketing for 25 years, including 10 years as Regional Sales Manager for Newfoundland and Labrador.
As a business leader, Mr. Crummell served on numerous boards and committees in the community including Destination St. John’s Event Secretariat, Stand On Guard Igor Hurricane Relief Concert Committee, South East Asia Tsunami Relief Concert Committee and Molson Canada’s Community Donations Fund Committee. He is also a past coach in the St. John’s Caps Minor Hockey Association, as well a member of the St. John’s Elks.
Mr. Crummell was elected to the House of Assembly in the October 11, 2011 general election and appointed Parliamentary Secretary for the Department of Advanced Education and Skills. On October 9, 2013, Mr. Crummell was appointed to Cabinet to serve as Minister of Service NL, Minister Responsible for the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission, Minister Responsible for the Office of the Chief Information Officer, and Minister Responsible for the Government Purchasing Agency. On May 1, 2014, he also became Minister Responsible for the Labour Relations Agency.
On July 17, 2014, Mr. Crummell was appointed Minister of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs, Minister Responsible for Fire and Emergency Services – Newfoundland and Labrador, and Registrar General.