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A Little More About Jack Harris

By Dale Kirby - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Jack Harris is a Canadian lawyer and politician. Canada. Harris is the New Democratic Party (NDP) Member of Parliament for St. John's East. He represented the riding from 1987 to 1988 and again from 2008 to 2015, when he was defeated, before winning the seat again in the 2019 Canadian federal election. He is also a former leader of the Newfoundland and Labrador New Democratic Party (1992-2006).

Harris was elected to the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly in a 1990 by-election. He retired from provincial politics in 2006 and was succeeded by Lorraine Michael as leader of the party as well as the Member of the House of Assembly for Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi.

He lost the 2015 election in an upset to Liberal Party candidate Nick Whalen.

In May 2019, Harris successfully sought the NDP nomination for St. John's East for the 2019 federal election. Harris defeated Whalen in the 2019 election to regain his old seat.

Over the next several days we will highlight each elected Member of Parliament in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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