Speaker Profiles

The Honourable Stockwell Day

The Honourable Stockwell Day

President of the Treasury Board and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway

Government of Canada

Stockwell Day is President of the Treasury Board of Canada and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway. He was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in a by-election in September 2000, and was re-elected in the general elections of 2000, 2004, 2006 and 2008. Upon his election in 2000, he was named Leader of the Official Opposition and remained in this role until December 2001.

Following that, Mr. Day served as Official Opposition Critic for Foreign Affairs. From April 2002 to May 2004, he was Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade. In 2006, Mr. Day was appointed Minister of Public Safety and became a member of the Cabinet Committee on Priorities and Planning. Upon his re-election in 2008, Mr. Day was appointed Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway. He was also appointed Chair of the Cabinet Committee on Afghanistan.

From 1986 to 2000, Mr. Day represented Red Deer North in the Alberta Legislature, where he served in the Progressive Conservative Government in a variety of senior roles, including Chief Whip, Government House Leader, Minister of Labour and Minister of Social Services. From 1997 to 2000 he was Provincial Treasurer (Minister of Finance) and Acting Premier. As the Alberta Treasurer, Mr. Day introduced Canada's first single rate (flat) tax.

Mr. Day was born in Barrie, Ontario in 1950. He attended the University of Victoria and has lived in various regions of Canada. He is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Rotary Club.

He and his wife, Valorie, have three sons.

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