PC Party NL Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador

Provincial Caucus

Tom Marshall

Tom Marshall

PC MHA for Humber East District;
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

Tom Marshall is the son of the late Sylvia Marshall and Jack Marshall, former Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament for Humber – St. George’s – St. Barbe. He grew up in Corner Brook before attending Memorial University of Newfoundland, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1969, and Dalhousie University in Halifax, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1972. After graduation, he returned to Corner Brook and joined the law firm of Barry, Wells and Monaghan as an associate lawyer, articling with Kevin Barry, Q.C., and became a partner in the firm of Barry, Wells, Monaghan, Seaborn and Marshall in 1975. In 1986, he was appointed Queen’s Counsel. He remained senior partner with the firm of Monaghan, Marshall, Murphy and Watton until entering public service in 2003.

Mr. Marshall was first elected to the House of Assembly as the Member for Humber East District in October 2003, and was re-elected in the general elections of 2007 and 2011. In the Cabinets of Premier Danny Williams beginning in 2003 and Premier Kathy Dunderdale beginning in 2010, he has held many portfolios: Minister of Justice, Attorney General, Minister Responsible for Intergovernmental Affairs, Minister of Finance, President of Treasury Board, Minister Responsible for the Public Service Secretariat, Minister Responsible for the Office of the Chief Information Officer, Minister Responsible for the Human Resource Secretariat, Minister Responsible for the Public Service Commission, Minister Responsible for the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation, Minister of Natural Resources, and Minister Responsible for the Forestry and Agrifoods Agency. As Finance Minister, Mr. Marshall delivered the provincial budgets of 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Mr. Marshall agreed – with the concurrence of the Government Caucus – to take the reins as Premier following Premier Kathy Dunderdale’s decision to step down. Mr. Marshall was sworn in as Newfoundland and Labrador’s eleventh Premier on January 24, 2014.

Detailed Chronology:

  • Mr. Marshall was first elected to the House of Assembly as the Member for Humber East District in October 2003. On November 6, 2003, Premier Danny Williams appointed Mr. Marshall to serve as Minister of Justice and Attorney General.
  • On March 11, 2005, he was appointed to take on the additional responsibilities of Minister Responsible for Intergovernmental Affairs.
  • On December 29, 2006, Mr. Marshall was appointed Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board.
  • Following the 2007 general election, Mr. Marshall was reappointed on October 30 to serve as Minister of Finance, President of Treasury Board and Minister Responsible for the Public Service Secretariat.
  • On October 31, 2008, he was appointed Minister of Justice and Attorney General.
  • On October 7, 2009, he was appointed Minister of Finance, President of Treasury Board, Minister Responsible for the Public Service Secretariat and Minister Responsible for the Office of the Chief Information Officer.
  • Mr. Marshall continued to serve in these portfolios in the Cabinet of Premier Kathy Dunderdale beginning in December 2010.
  • Following the general election of October 2011, he was reappointed to both roles on October 28.
  • On October 19, 2012, he was appointed to serve as Attorney General in addition to his existing responsibilities as Minister of Finance, President of Treasury Board, Minister Responsible for the Human Resource Secretariat, Minister Responsible for the Public Service Commission, and Minister Responsible for the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation.
  • On January 16, 2013, he was appointed Minister of Natural Resources and Minister Responsible for the Forestry and Agrifoods Agency, in addition to his continued responsibilities as Attorney General.
  • On October 4, 2013, he was appointed to serve, on a temporary basis, as Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board, Minister Responsible for the Human Resource Secretariat, Minister Responsible for the Public Service Commission, and Minister Responsible for the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation, in addition to his continued responsibilities as Minister of Natural Resources, Minister Responsible for the Forestry and Agrifoods Agency and Attorney General.
  • Five days later, on October 9, 2013, he was appointed to serve as Minister of Finance, President of Treasury Board, Minister Responsible for the Human Resource Secretariat, Minister Responsible for the Public Service Commission, Minister Responsible for the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation, and Attorney General.
  • Premier Kathy Dunderdale announced on January 22, 2014 that she would be stepping down as Premier on January 24, 2014. Mr. Marshall agreed – with the concurrence of the Government Caucus – to take the reins as Premier. Mr. Marshall was sworn in as Newfoundland and Labrador’s eleventh Premier on January 24, 2014.

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