A Profile on Alison Coffin #nlpoli


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Alison Coffin is the leader of the Newfoundland and Labrador New Democratic Party.


Coffin was born in Corner Brook and was raised in Joe Batt's Arm along with two brothers. She graduated from Memorial University with an economics degree in 1993 and later completed her master's degree at York University in Toronto, graduating in 1997.


Coffin splits her time between St. John's, Brigus, and Spaniard's Bay with her partner Ian Coombs.


Professionally, Coffin is an economist and university professor.


She has developed policy and strategic plans for the provincial government taught at Memorial University and consulted on public policy, pension plans, and the provincial budget. For several years, she also ran a successful consulting company.


Coffin led the party into the 2019 provincial election; despite only nominating 14 candidates the party won 3 seats.


We are profiling each party leader. Tomorrow is NL Alliance leader Graydon Pelley.