Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation
Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs
Member for Port au Port
Tony Cornect was first elected to the House of Assembly in the February 8, 2007, by-election and was re-elected in the October 9, 2007, and October 11, 2011, general elections. On October 30, 2007, he was appointed to serve as the Government Caucus Whip in the House of Assembly.
Mr. Cornect is a bilingual native of Cape St. George and is passionate about his community, culture and heritage. For many years he has been an active force in the volunteer community, serving on a variety of associations and community organizations.
He has accumulated a vast amount of experience, having served as both Deputy Mayor and Mayor for the Town of Cape St. George and political assistant to the MHA for the District of St. George’s - Stephenville East.
In October 2012, Mr. Cornect was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier and in October 2013, was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills. He was appointed Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation and Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs in July 2014.