Scott was first elected to the House of Commons in 2004 as the Member of Parliament for Bonavista-Gander-Grand Falls-Windsor. On October 19th, 2015 he was elected for the fifth time as the Member of Parliament for the new riding of Coast of Bays-Central-Notre Dame. Scott’s past roles include critic of both Fisheries and Oceans, and Democratic Reform, Canadian Heritage Committee and Chair of the Liberal Atlantic Caucus.
This 42nd Parliament has seen Scott take on several new roles. He is currently Chair of the Standing Committee of Fisheries and Oceans. Scott was elected President of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association by his colleagues and also serves as Co-Chair of the All-Party Ocean Caucus and Chair of the All-Party Tourism Caucus.
Before being elected to the House of Commons Scott delivered the National weather forecast on the Weather Network. He graduated from Mount Allison University in New Brunswick with a degree in commerce and went on to study broadcast journalism at Loyalist College. Scott was born and raised in Bishop’s Falls and to this day maintains a residence nearby with his son, Jackson.
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