Statement from Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Alan McIsaac
The Honourable Alan McIsaac announced today that he is stepping down from his position as Prince Edward Island’s minister of Agriculture and Fisheries effective immediately. He will continue to serve as a proud member of the Legislative Assembly for District 5, Vernon River-Stratford.
“Following more than 10 years of elected life, I have decided not to run in the next provincial election. Given this, I feel it is the right time to no longer serve in cabinet and to focus on my constituents of Vernon River-Stratford. I do this with a very good feeling in my heart having certainly enjoyed and appreciated my years at the cabinet table,” he said.
“We have an amazing team and I am proud of what we have accomplished as a government and what we will continue to accomplish. I have had the good fortune to serve with so many talented people around the cabinet table and within the public service, always with the unwavering support of my family.”
Alan McIsaac was first elected in October 2007. Following re-election in 2011 he was appointed minister of Education and Early Childhood Development and minister of Justice and Public Safety and attorney general. During that time he served as the vice-chair of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC). He was appointed minister of Agriculture and Fisheries in 2015.