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A Little More About Ches Crosbie #nlpoli

April 20, 2019

Ches Crosbie is a lawyer and politician who currently serves as the Leader of the Opposition.

 

Crosbie was elected leader of the Progressive Conservative Party on April 28, 2018.

 

On September 20, 2018 he was elected as MHA for Windsor Lake, and therefore became Leader of the Official Opposition upon being sworn in on October 12, 2018.

 

His father is a prominent figure in Newfoundland and Labrador and Canadian politics, a provincial and federal cabinet minister who also served as Lieutenant-Governor of the province (2008–13).Crosbie's early education was at Bishop Feild College in St. John's, and at St. Andrews College in Aurora, Ontario. He was selected as Newfoundland and Labrador's Rhodes Scholar in 1976, studying jurisprudence at Oxford, and continued his legal studies at Dalhousie University.

 

There he met his future wife, Lois Hoegg, a native of Stellarton, Nova Scotia. She has been a Justice of the Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court since 2007. They have three daughters.

 

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