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Hon. Richard Brown

Hon. Richard Brown
Minister of Communities, Land and Environment
MLA for District 12: Charlottetown - Victoria Park
Mailing address:
4th floor, Jones Building
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Office address:
4th floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street

Contact information:
Tel.: 902-620-3646
Fax.: 902-368-5542


Richard Brown was first elected to the Legislature of Prince Edward Island in a by-election on November 17, 1997. He was elected again in general elections in 2003, 2007, 2011, and in the last election of May 4, 2015.

On June 12, 2007, he was appointed the Minister of Development and Higher Education by Premier Robert Ghiz, and in January 2008 was appointed the Minister of Environment, Energy and Forestry. In October of 2011, he joined Government Members' Office as a Private Member. A Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly, he represents the constituency of Charlottetown - Victoria Park. In the past he has served on several Standing Committees including Public Accounts, as well as Treasury Board.

On May 20, 2015, he was appointed Minister of Workforce and Advanced Learning by Premier H. Wade MacLauchlan, and served in the role until February 2017, when he became Government House Leader. He was appointed Minister of Communities, Land and Environment on January 10, 2018.

Richard is a life-long resident of Charlottetown who has served as a City Councilor with the City of Charlottetown.  During his time as a municipal councilor he had the opportunity to chair numerous committees.  A graduate of UPEI, he has spent most of his career in the IT sector and has worked in various provincial government departments and in the private sector. 

Richard lives in Charlottetown with his wife Kathy and their two children.
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