Fabian Manning

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Fabian Manning
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Fabian Manning 2010
Senator for Newfoundland & Labrador
Assumed office
May 25, 2011
Nominated byStephen Harper
Appointed byMichaëlle Jean
Preceded byHimself
In office
January 2, 2009 – March 28, 2011
Nominated byStephen Harper
Appointed byDavid Johnston
Preceded byC. William Doody
Succeeded byHimself
Member of Parliament for Avalon
In office
April 3, 2006 – 2008
Preceded byJohn Efford
Succeeded byScott Andrews
MHA for Placentia and St. Mary's
In office
1999 – December 2005
Preceded byAnthony Sparrow
Succeeded byFelix Collins
MHA for St. Mary's-The Capes
In office
Succeeded byriding dissolved
Chair of the Standing Committee on
Fisheries & Oceans
In office
November 14, 2007 – February 2, 2009
MinisterLoyola Hearn
Preceded byGerald Keddy
Succeeded byRodney Weston
Personal details
Born (1964-05-21) May 21, 1964 (age 55)
St. Bride's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Political partyConservative
Other political
Progressive Conservative 2006-present
Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador 1993-2005
Independent Progressive Conservative 2005
Spouse(s)Sandra (Dohey) Manning
ResidenceSt. Bride's, Newfoundland & Labrador

Fabian Manning (born May 21, 1964) is a politician in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Manning served as a Progressive Conservative and later as the independent Member of the House of Assembly for the district of Placentia and St. Mary’s from 1999 to 2005. From 2006 to 2008 he was the Conservative Party of Canada Member of Parliament for the riding of Avalon.[1] After his defeat in the 2008 federal election Manning was appointed to the Senate of Canada on January 2, 2009, he resigned his Senate seat on March 28, 2011, to run for election in his former riding of Avalon in the 2011 federal election, but was unsuccessful.[2] Prime Minister Stephen Harper re-appointed Manning to the Senate on May 25, 2011.[3]

Early political career[edit]

Born in St. Bride's, he served three terms on that town's council. He was also a lead figure for the Cape Shore Regional Development Association before being elected to the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly in 1993 as a Progressive Conservative. He first represented the riding of St. Mary's-The Capes, in 1996 he was defeated in the redistributed riding of Placentia and St. Mary's, but was elected in 1999.[4]

In May 2005, he was voted out of the provincial Progressive Conservative caucus because he publicly attacked the government's crab management policies. He sat as an Independent Progressive Conservative member for the rest of his term. When he was a member of the opposition, Manning served as the critic for the Ministers of Tourism, Culture, and Recreation; Employment and Labour; Government Services and Lands; Human Resources and Employment; and Youth Services and post secondary education. He was the Parliamentary Assistant to the Leader of the Opposition, a member of the Progressive Conservative Caucus Strategy Committee, and a member of the Public Accounts Committee.[5]

Member of Parliament[edit]

In December 2005, after having been ejected from the provincial Progressive Conservative caucus,[6] Manning resigned his seat in the House of Assembly to pursue a seat in the House of Commons of Canada.[7] Avalon had previously been represented by John Efford, a Liberal cabinet minister, who had been elected by a wide margin in 2004.[8] Without the powerful incumbent, however, Manning was able to take the seat for the federal Conservatives in the 2006 federal election with 51.55% of the vote.[4][9]

Manning spoke in favour of the federal government's 2007 budget, saying, "Our government has kept its commitment to honor and respect the Atlantic Accord." The provincial government of Newfoundland and Labrador and Premier Danny Williams in particular have opposed the budget which contains revisions to a previously agreed upon equalization formula.[10]

In late August 2007, he attacked the Liberal environmental plan as making the Hebron offshore oil megaproject "dead on arrival." Scott Simms, a Liberal MP from central Newfoundland, rejected Manning's accusations, insisting that the Hebron project would not be cancelled. He also suggested that Manning's comments had more to do with attempting to increase support for Stephen Harper (who was in a dispute with Premier Danny Williams), and reviving support for the Conservative party, which had dipped to only 17% of voters.

As part of the Conservative caucus, he was a member of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, Chair of Atlantic Caucus and the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament.[11]

Manning ran for re-election in Avalon in the October 2008 election and was defeated by Liberal Scott Andrews.[12]

Appointments to Senate[edit]

Manning was selected by Stephen Harper for appointment to the Senate on January 2, 2009.[13] Manning resigned his seat in the senate on March 28, 2011 in order to run in the 2011 federal election in a bid to retake the same seat he had lost in 2008.[14] Manning's bid for the riding of Avalon was unsuccessful.[15]

On May 18, 2011 Prime Minister Steven Harper announced that Manning was to be re-appointed to the Senate.[16] The Prime Minister followed through with that intention. Manning as a senator for Newfoundland and Labrador is also a member of the Fisheries and Oceans committee and the National Security and Defence committee.[17]

Election results[edit]

2011 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Scott Andrews 16,008 44.00 -1.28
Conservative Fabian Manning 14,749 40.50 +5.34
New Democratic Matthew Fuchs 5,157 14.20 -3.19
Independent Randy Wayne Dawe 276 0.80
Green Matt Crowder 218 0.60 -1.57
Total valid votes/Expense limit 36,408 100.00 -
Total rejected ballots 166

2008 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Scott Andrews 14,866 45.28 +6.70 $71,493
Conservative Fabian Manning 11,542 35.16 -16.39 $76,115
New Democratic Randy Wayne Dawe 5,708 17.39 +8.32 $25,153
Green Dave Aylward 713 2.17 +1.37 $766
Total valid votes/Expense limit 32,829 100.00 $82,453
Total rejected ballots
Turnout  %
     Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +11.5

2006 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Fabian Manning 19,132 51.55 +22.24
Liberal Bill Morrow 14,318 38.58 -19.76
New Democratic Eugene Conway 3,365 9.07 -1.91
Green Shannon Hillier 297 0.80 -0.57
Total valid votes 37,112 100.00
Total rejected ballots 623 1.65 +0.59
Turnout 37,735 59.20 +9.40

2003 Newfoundland and Labrador general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Fabian Manning 3,746
     Liberal Kevin Power 1,812
     NDP Janet Stringer 152
Total 5,710 100.0%

1999 Newfoundland and Labrador general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Progressive Conservative Fabian Manning 3,579 54.8%
     Liberal Kevin Power 2,938 45.0%
Total 6,517 100.0%



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  2. ^ "Meagan Fitzpatrick, Canwest News Service - Harper names 18 senators". Archived from the original on July 8, 2011. Retrieved December 22, 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/1244141.html
  4. ^ a b "CBC - Canada Votes 2006 - Candidates and Ridings". Archived from the original on August 8, 2007. Retrieved September 16, 2007. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ "Untitled". House of Assembly - Newfoundland & Labrador. Archived from the original on 2006-01-12. Retrieved 2007-09-16.
  6. ^ "Manning ejected from Tory caucus". CBC News. May 5, 2005. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  7. ^ Canadian Press (2006-01-30). "Newfoundland by-election called". Globe and Mail. Toronto.
  8. ^ "PARLINFO - Parliamentarian File - Federal Experience - EFFORD, The Hon. Ruben John, P.C." www2.parl.gc.ca. Retrieved 2007-09-16.
  9. ^ "Manning takes Avalon as Grits hold 4 ridings". CBC News. January 23, 2006. Retrieved 2014-10-09.
  10. ^ "N.L. equalization standoff turning into civil war". CTV News. Archived from the original on 2007-11-26. Retrieved 2007-08-19. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  11. ^ "Mwebinfo.parl.gc.ca". Retrieved 2007-09-16.
  12. ^ "ABC helps sink Conservatives in province". The Telegram. October 14, 2008. Retrieved 2014-10-09.
  13. ^ "Senators". Library of Parliament Archives. Retrieved 2011-03-30.
  14. ^ "Fabian Manning announces his intention to run for MP". The Telegraph. Retrieved 13 May 2011.
  15. ^ "Andrews holds Avalon". The Telegram. May 3, 2011. Retrieved 2014-10-09.
  16. ^ "Fabian Manning heading back to the Senate". The Telegram. May 18, 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  17. ^ Parliament. "Senator Information". Archived from the original on 7 February 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  18. ^ General Election Reports Archived 2011-07-06 at the Wayback Machine. Elections Newfoundland & Labrador. Retrieved April 6, 2011.

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