Dominic Cardy was born in the UK in 1970; his family moved to Fredericton in 1971.
He was elected as the Progressive Conservative MLA for the constituency of Fredericton West-Hanwell in 2018 and sworn in as Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development in November 2018. Re-elected in 2020 and re-appointed as Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development in September 2020, he resigned as Minister in 2022 and sits as an independent.
He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Dalhousie University.
Mr. Cardy worked for the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs on the campaign to ban landmines, for the Washington-based National Democratic Institute for International Affairs in increasingly senior managerial roles, living and working in countries across Asia and Africa, and then served as Asia-Pacific Director for the Ottawa-based Forum of Federations.
He was Leader of the New Brunswick New Democratic Party from 2011-2016 and Chief of Staff to the Leader of the Opposition from 2017-2018. He is a member of the editorial board of Inroads, a Canadian policy journal, and has been a flying instructor since 1994.
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