CHARLOTTETOWN – A look at Sharon Cameron, leader of Prince Edward Island’s Liberal party.
Early years: Cameron was born on Dec. 5, 1960, in Amherst, N.S., and currently lives in Cornwall, P.E.I.
Education: She has a master’s degree in educational psychology from Dalhousie University.
Career: Cameron was CEO of the province’s Workers Compensation Board and also served as a provincial deputy minister from 2007-2018. She then worked as academics and research operations director in the office of the vice president of academics and research at the University of Prince Edward Island. She was also a principal and vice-principal at Stonepark Junior High School in Charlottetown from 2001-2007. She became Liberal leader in November.
Family: She is married to Fraser Cameron.
Quote: “I’ve always been a firm believer that good policy is based on three main pillars — social, economic, and environmental — and at any given point in time one of those pillars can emerge as important.” Cameron on governance on March 11, 2023.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 12, 2023.