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QuickSketch: P.E.I. Liberal Premier Wade MacLauchlan

CHARLOTTETOWN — A look at Wade MacLauchlan, Liberal Premier of Prince Edward Island.

Age: 64.

Early years: Born in Stanhope, P.E.I. By the age of 10 MacLauchlan had a newspaper route, selling more than 200 newspapers per day. His father was a strong Liberal party supporter.

Education: MacLauchlan earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree at the University of Prince Edward Island, a Bachelor of Law degree at the University of New Brunswick and a Masters of Law degree at Yale University.

Career: MacLauchlan was a law professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax, then dean of the law school at the University of New Brunswick. He served as president of the University of Prince Edward Island from 1999 to 2011.

Family: Partner is Duncan McIntosh, founding artistic director of the Watermark Theatre in Rustico, P.E.I.

Quote: "Since 2013 we have reduced the rate of child poverty in Prince Edward Island by 50 per cent. We have all time high employment and all time low unemployment. The conference board predicted that in 2019 Prince Edward Island will lead the country for our economic growth." - At a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on March 4, 2019.

The Canadian Press

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