Mackay, Hon. Matthew
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Matthew MacKay grew up in a fishing family in French River and graduated from Kensington Intermediate Senior High School and Holland College. He has worked in both the shell fishery and the lobster fishery. Matthew also worked in the tourism industry, owning and operating his own business and managing Reuben’s Seafood Restaurant in Darnley before becoming an award-winning real estate agent with Century 21.
Matthew was elected as MLA for Kensington-Malpeque in 2015. He was re-elected in 2019 and appointed Minister of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture, a role he served until July 2022, when he was appointed the Minister of Social Development and Housing.
Matthew has served numerous roles, including Opposition House Leader and opposition critic for Education, Economic Development and Tourism. He has sat as a member of several Legislative Standing Committees, including Education and Economic Development, Infrastructure and Energy, Legislative Management, and Rules, Regulations, Private Bills and Privileges.
Matthew and his wife Alisha live in North Granville with their children Kennedy, Charlotte and Wyatt.