Walter Bradley

Walter Bradley

Served during the following dates: 1989-05-29; 1993-03-29

BRADLEY, WALTER, teacher and school principal; b. 29 September 1945 in St. Theresa's, son of Chester Bradley and Florence Kelly; m. 27 July 1968 Janet MacLeod, and they had eight children, Jocelyn, Darrell, Amy, Matthew, Lana, Monica, Stacy, and Carl; Roman Catholic.
Bradley, a Liberal, was first elected to the Legislative Assembly in the general election of 1989 for 2nd Kings. He was re-elected in the general election of 1993. Bradley was defeated in the general election of 1996 for Morell-Fortune Bay. On 15 April 1993 Bradley was appointed Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. He served as chair of the Canadian Council of Forestry Ministers. While a Member of the Legislative Assembly, The Links at Crowbush Cove golf course was constructed at Lakeside in his riding. Other major government initiatives that occurred in his riding during his tenure were improvements in the park in St. Peters, the addition of an extension to the Legion in Morell, and the relocation of the Provincial Library Headquarters to Morell. While he was Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, the Department of Agriculture administered the compensation process for losses incurred to potato farmers due to the PVY-n virus.
Bradley received his primary education at St. Teresa's School, and later attended St. Dunstan's High School and St. Dunstan's University. He graduated from the University of Prince Edward Island with a Bachelor of Education degree. In 1985 he graduated from Dalhousie University with a Master of Education. Bradley began teaching in the late 1960s, eventually becoming vice-principal and later principal of Morell Regional High School. Bradley served as chair of the Morell Village Commission. He was a member of the Morell Legion and the Morell and Area Recreation Committee. He was a president of the Prince Edward Island Baseball Association and was an accomplished athlete who excelled in baseball and track and field.
Walter Bradley lives in Morell with his wife Janet and their family.

References: CPG 1996. 1997; Guardian 14 Apr.] 1989, 10 March 1992, 8 March 1996, 8 November 1996; Patriot 7 March 1994. Guide to abbreviations

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