Speaker Profiles

Tom Osborne

Tom Osborne

Minister of Finance

Newfoundland and Labrador

A native of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Tom Osborne has been the Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board in the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador since July 2017. During this time he has kept the province on track in its plan to return the provinces finances to surplus by 2022-23 in the face of significant economic challenges. He has overseen collective bargaining with provincial unions that have resulted in agreements that will save the province tens of millions per year, and his focus on a balanced approach has allowed the province to maintain services for the people of his province while addressing the unsustainable debt burden his province faces.

Mr. Osborne is the longest tenured active member of the Newfoundland and Labrador legislature, having served the people of the district of Waterford Valley (formerly St. John’s South) since 1996. In addition to his current role, he has served as Speaker, Deputy Speaker and has held several cabinet positions, including Minister of Environment, Minister of Labour, Minister of Health and Community Services, and Minister of Justice.

Mr. Osborne attended Cabot College and Memorial University of Newfoundland. He has been involved with the business community in Newfoundland and Labrador for several years. Prior to entering politics he worked for Statistics Canada, Small Business Enterprise, and with the Penney Group of Companies.

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