Douglas W. Currie
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island for|
June 12, 2007 – October 19, 2017
|Preceded by||Elmer MacFadyen|
|Succeeded by||Hannah Bell|
|Born||Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island|
|Residence||Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island|
|Occupation||Educator, Hockey Coach|
Douglas W. Currie is a retired Canadian politician who represented the electoral district of Charlottetown-Parkdale in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island as a member of the Liberal Party from 2007 until his resignation in 2017.
Born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Currie grew up in District 11 Charlottetown-Parkdale where he currently lives with his two daughters. He holds a BA and BEd degree from the University of Prince Edward Island and a M.Ed. from the University of New Brunswick. Currie was a school teacher and principal of Birchwood Intermediate School. He served as Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations for the University of Prince Edward Island.
In May 2007, Currie served as Minister of Health, Social Services and Seniors. He represented Provincial and Territorial Ministries of Health in 2008 as part of the Canadian delegation to the World Health Organization Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. As Health Minister Currie helped establish the Integrated Health System Project, which focused on operational improvements and service realignment to improve health services for Islanders. The government’s vision of One Island Future – One Island Health System guided this project.
From January 2010 to Fall 2011 Currie served as Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development and Attorney General. During this time, Currie implemented the Public Education Governance Review for the Province of Prince Edward Island and was the driving force behind several key changes to Prince Edward Island’s education system.
In October 2011, Currie was appointed Minister of Health and Wellness and Minister Responsible for Sport and Recreation. Currie led the renewal and implementation of the Mental Health and Addictions Strategy, the creation of Health PEI, and the transformation of the provincial health care system.
In February 2015, Currie was appointed Minister of Health and Wellness, Minister Responsible for Sport and Recreation and Minister Responsible for Municipal Affairs. In May 2015, He was appointed Minister of Health and Wellness, Minister Responsible for Sport and Recreation and Minister of Family and Human Services.
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