Norman Doyle

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Norman E. Doyle
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Senator from Newfoundland and Labrador
In office
January 6, 2012 – November 11, 2020
Nominated byStephen Harper
Appointed byDavid Johnston
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for St. John's East
In office
Preceded byBonnie Hickey
Succeeded byriding abolished
In office
Preceded bynew riding
Succeeded byJack Harris
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for St. John's North
In office
Preceded bynew riding
Succeeded byriding abolished
Personal details
Born (1945-11-11) November 11, 1945 (age 75)
Avondale, Newfoundland
Political partyConservative
Other political
Progressive Conservative (1997–2003)
Spouse(s)Belle (Hannifan) Doyle
ResidenceSt. John's

Norman E. Doyle (born November 11, 1945) is a Canadian businessman and politician in Newfoundland and Labrador. He is a former member of the Senate of Canada, having served from 2012 to 2020. He also served as a Member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1997 to 2008.

Political career[edit]

Provincial politics[edit]

Doyle was a member of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly from 1979 to 1993. He represented the provincial electoral district of Harbour Main sitting with the Progressive Conservative Party of Newfoundland and Labrador.

During his time in office he served multiple cabinet positions, Minister of Communications from 1982 to 1984 than ran the Municipal Affairs portfolio from 1984 to 1987 and then Transportation from 1987 to 1989 and finally as Labour Minister briefly in 1989.

House of Commons[edit]

He was a Conservative Party of Canada Member of Parliament in the House of Commons of Canada. He represented the riding of St. John's East, from 1997 to 2008. He has also been a member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada from 1997 till the party's merger in 2003 with the Canadian Alliance.

He was formerly chair of the Commons standing committee on Citizenship and Immigration.

He served as the caucus chair of both the Conservative Party and the Progressive Conservative Party. He served as the Whip, and Deputy Whip of the Progressive Conservative Party and was critic of Citizenship and Immigration, Labour, Transport, Human Resources Development, and Human Resources and Skill Development.[1]


Doyle was appointed to the Senate of Canada to represent the province of Newfoundland and Labrador on January 6, 2012 by Governor General David Johnston, on the advice of Prime Minister Stephen Harper.[2][3] He rejoined the Conservative caucus with which he previously sat in the House of Commons. He reached the mandatory retirement age on November 11, 2020.


  1. ^ "Veteran St. John's MP Doyle retiring from politics". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. March 13, 2007. Retrieved May 26, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Harper appoints 7 new senators". CBC News. January 6, 2012. Retrieved May 26, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "New Senator sought return to political life". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. January 7, 2012. Retrieved May 26, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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