Percy Mockler

Bernard Lord Paul Robichaud Conservative Party of Canada

Percy Mockler
Senator from New Brunswick
Assumed office
January 2, 2009
Nominated byStephen Harper
Appointed byMichaëlle Jean
Member of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick
In office
2006–2008
Preceded bynone (new district)
Succeeded byBurt Paulin
ConstituencyRestigouche-la-Vallée
In office
1995–2006
Preceded bynone (new district)
Succeeded bynone (district abolished)
ConstituencyMadawaska-la-Vallée
In office
1993–1995
Preceded byPierrette Ringuette-Maltais
Succeeded bynone (district abolished)
ConstituencyMadawaska South
In office
1982–1987
Preceded byHéliodore Côté
Succeeded byPierrette Ringuette-Maltais
ConstituencyMadawaska South
Personal details
Born (1949-04-14) April 14, 1949 (age 71)
St. Leonard, New Brunswick, Canada
NationalityCanadian
Political partyConservative Party of Canada
Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick
Spouse(s)Suzanne Soucy[1]
Alma materUniversité de Moncton
Occupationpolitician, bureaucrat

Percy Paul Mockler (born April 14, 1949 in St. Leonard, New Brunswick[2]) is a Canadian Senator and former New Brunswick MLA.

Biography

He studied at the University of Moncton where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Sociology and a Master of Business Administration degree.[1] A member of the Progressive Conservative Party, was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick in the 1982 election.[2]

After his election defeat in 1987, Mockler worked as an organizer for the federal Progressive Conservatives in the 1988 federal election and worked for the Brian Mulroney administration in Ottawa until its dying days in 1993.[3]

Upon his return to New Brunswick, Mockler was able to run again to be a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) as Pierrette Ringuette-Maltais, the Liberal who had defeated him in 1987, had been elected to the House of Commons of Canada and a by-election was being held to replace her. Mockler was re-elected handily on November 29, 1993 and again in 1995, 1999, 2003 and 2006. In 2006, after the establishment of new electoral boundaries in New Brunswick, Mockler defeated soundly Liberal incumbent, Bert Paulin.

After the merger of the federal Progressive Conservative Party and the Canadian Alliance, Mockler was briefly mentioned as a possible leadership candidate for the new Conservative Party of Canada. Mockler instead backed Belinda Stronach and served as co-chair of her campaign in New Brunswick and helped organize it in Quebec.[3]

Mockler is a key organizer for the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper appointed Mockler as a Senator on January 2, 2009.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b "Percy Mockler". Senators - Detailed Information. Parliament of Canada. Archived from the original on 2012-10-24. Retrieved 2009-12-05.
  2. ^ a b c "Mockler, The Hon. Percy, B.Sc., M.B.A." Parliamentarian File. Parliament of Canada. Retrieved 2009-12-05.
  3. ^ a b "Veteran MLA, Saint John lawyer fill open Senate seats". CBC News. December 22, 2008. Retrieved 2014-04-21.