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 to Cabinet – initially as both Minister of Education and Lifelong Learning, and Minister of Environment, Water & Climate Change.
Brad and his wife Karen live in New Glasgow with their two children, Annika and Alex, where he is an active community member. He coaches 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 academics, music, 4-H and playing sports. Brad was president of his high school student council, played the trombone in school concert and jazz band, performed lead roles in school musicals, and competed in the Sears Drama Festival. As a 4-H’er he represented Ontario in the Canadian delegation to the US National 4-H Conference. 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, he worked as an information systems analyst for twenty-four years. Following graduation, he worked in Ottawa's high-tech sector managing an information systems team.
In 2004 he and 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. Since 2005 he and Karen have owned and operated their own business - SunriseWeb.ca - doing website development.