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Derrick Bragg dies after battle with cancer

Updated: Jan 23

By JReynolds00 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

MHA Derrick Bragg has died. The MHA for Fogo Island-Cape Freels has died after a battle with cancer. On June 14, 2023, Bragg announced he was under going treatment for tongue cancer.

In a statement, Premier Andrew Furey said, "It is with a heavy heart that I acknowledge and honour the passing of the Honourable Derrick Bragg. On behalf of the people of the District of Fogo Island-Cape Freels, the entire House of Assembly, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, the people of this province, everyone who was lucky enough to work with, be a friend of, or simply know Derrick, including my family, I send my deepest condolences. To his family and all those feeling the weight of this loss, may the memories of a life well-lived comfort and console you in these hard moments."

Bragg was elected to the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly in the 2015 provincial election.

Bragg was appointed Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment. He also served as Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Minister Responsible for the Public Procurement Agency, and the Minister of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture.


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