Gallant, Hon. Sonny
Sonny Gallant was elected to the Legislature of Prince Edward Island in the provincial election held on May 28, 2007 and re-elected for a second term on October 3rd, 2011. On January 13, 2010, he was appointed Government House Leader by Premier Robert Ghiz and reappointed Government House Leader following the 2011 election. Sonny was recently re-elected in the May 4, 2015, provincial general election. He was appointed Minister of Workforce and Advanced Learning on February 15, 2017.
A Liberal Member of the Prince Edward Island Legislative Assembly (MLA), he was elected to represent the constituency of Evangeline - Miscouche.
He has served as a member of the Operations Committee; Chair of the Standing Committee on Fisheries, Transportation and Rural Development; Legislative Management Committee; Standing Committee on Community and Intergovernmental Affairs; Standing Committee on Health, Social Development and Seniors; Standing Committee on Public Accounts; Standing Committee on Education and Economic Development; the Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Energy, and the Standing Committee on Rules, Regulations, Private Bills and Privileges. He currently sits on the Standing Committee of Agriculture and Fisheries.
Sonny Gallant is a life-long resident of Miscouche. He is a business person, community leader, and coach. Sonny spent many years coaching minor hockey and softball and he enjoys the game of golf.
He is Past Chair of the Miscouche Community Council; Past Director of the Acadian Purchase Trust; Member of the Board of Directors of the Miscouche Legion Senior Citizens Home and was a leader with the Scout Movement. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Prince Edward Island Federation of Municipalities.
Sonny Gallant and his wife Linda live in Miscouche and have three sons.