Trivers, Hon. Brad G.
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Brad Trivers was first elected in 2015 as the MLA for District 18 Rustico-Emerald. He has served as the Official Opposition Whip and Opposition Critic for Communities, Land and Environment, Finance, and Acadian and Francophone Affairs. He has also chaired the Public Accounts Committee.
In 2019, Brad was re-elected and appointed Minister of Education and Lifelong Learning; and, Minister of Environment, Water and Climate Change. In February 2020, the environment portfolio was passed to Hon. Natalie Jameson, who won a by-election in 2019. In February 2021, Brad was sworn in as Minister of Social Development and Housing.
Brad lives in New Glasgow with his family, where he is an active community member. He has coached minor sports, and is a member of Central Queens United Church. He also enjoys playing oldtimers hockey in North Rustico. Brad sings and plays guitar at local ceilidhs, kitchen parties and benefits.
Brad is the son of two high school teachers and grew up on a mixed farm - beef and sweet corn. He grew up loving sports, 4-H, music and academics. Brad was class valedictorian in Grade 8 and president of his high school student council. As a 4-Her he represented Ontario in the Canadian delegation to the US National 4-H Conference.
Brad played the trombone in school concert and jazz bands. He performed lead roles in school musicals, and competed in the Sears Drama Festival. Following high school, he took a year to tour the world with the renowned musical group Up With People.
Brad graduated from the University of Waterloo co-op program. He earned an Honours degree in Science and Business, with minors in physics and computer science.
Before entering public life, Brad worked as an information systems analyst for over twenty-four years. Following graduation, he worked in Ottawa's high-tech sector, including managing an information systems team.
In 2004 he and his wife Karen moved to New Glasgow, PEI to start their family. Brad contracted his services to Deltaware Systems as a senior systems analyst with the Canada Revenue Agency in Summerside. From 2005 to 2021 he and Karen owned and operated their own business - SunriseWeb.ca - doing website development.