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Dominic Cardy is a Canadian politician. He is the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development in the New Brunswick government of Blaine Higgs and a Member of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick representing the electoral district of Fredericton West-Hanwell for the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick since the 2018 New Brunswick general election.
Cardy was chief of staff of the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick caucus. He had been the leader of the New Brunswick New Democratic Party (NDP) from 2011 until 1 January 2017.
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Dominic William Cardy MLA was born on July 25, 1970 (age 51 years) in Oxford, United Kingdom. He moved to Fredericton, New Brunswick with his parents when he was a child. He attended Dalhousie University and graduated with a political science degree.
Cardy worked for the Department of Foreign Affairs in 2000 on projects to increase public support for the banning of land mines and for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) between 2001 and 2008. He served as a senior staff member and then country director for NDI in Nepal, Bangladesh and Cambodia. Cardy’s role in Nepal as NDI Country Director is repeatedly referenced in leaked diplomatic cables, often describing his fervent opposition to Maoists gaining political influence. However, these diplomatic cables, published by WikiLeaks, have yet to be authenticated.
Dominic Cardy was elected President of the Nova Scotia NDP’s youth wing while a student at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. He then worked as a party campaigner, political assistant to an NDP MP in Cape Breton, and managed several campaigns at the municipal and federal level.
Cardy co-founded NDProgress, a pressure group within the NDP that advocated the modernization of the party’s governance structures in 2000. In writing about the debate within the NDP prior to its 2001 convention between the New Politics Initiative and those such as NDProgress, Cardy wrote “Some want to see the NDP recreated as a mass party based on the ideas of the traditional left, but infused with the energy of the new social movements and the anti-globalization activists. And there are those pushing from another direction, taking inspiration from the European socialists. If I had my choice I would fall firmly into this camp, those who want the party to follow the path laid by social democrats like Gary Doer, Tony Blair and Gerhard Schröder.”
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He was campaign director for the NDP in the 2010 provincial election. Cardy was acclaimed party leader on 2 March 2011 after the only other candidate for the position, Pierre Cyr, was disqualified from the party’s 2011 leadership election. At the 2012 New Brunswick New Democratic Party convention, Cardy received an 82 percent vote of confidence in his leadership from the assembled delegates.
Dominic Cardy backed Thomas Mulcair during the 2012 federal NDP leadership race and was one of the introductory speakers at his campaign launch. He was the NDP’s candidate in a 25 June 2012 provincial by-election in Rothesay, coming in third with 27 percent of the vote.
Cardy recruited a slate of candidates as the leader that included several prominent former Conservative and Liberal politicians including former Liberal cabinet minister Kelly Lamrock in Fredericton South; Bev Harrison, a former Conservative and Speaker of the legislature, in Hampton; former Liberal MLA Abel LeBlanc in Saint John-Lancaster and former Liberal candidate John Wilcox in Rothesay. Former party leader Allison Brewer endorsed the Greens due to the policy positions of Cardy’s NDP.
In the 2014 provincial election, Cardy ran as the party’s candidate in Fredericton West-Hanwell. Though it received 12.98 percent of the vote in the 2014 provincial election, an all-time high for the NB NDP and its predecessor, the CCF, the party won no seats in the provincial legislature. Cardy himself lost to Brian Macdonald in Fredericton-Hanwell and announced in his concession speech that he would resign as party leader effective at the party’s next convention, which has been postponed to January 2015.
Dominic Cardy faced pressure to rescind his resignation and run in the Saint John East by-election which was called following the surprise resignation of newly elected Liberal MLA Gary Keating on 14 October 2014. Cardy announced on 21 October that he would be standing in the by-election, scheduled for 17 November, and delayed his resignation. Cardy placed third in the by-election with 21.88 percent of the vote.
Cardy agreed to remain as leader after the party’s executive rejected his resignation on 10 December 2014 and a letter was signed at the party’s provincial council by supporters and former candidates urging him to stay on. The party also offered Cardy a “livable” salary beginning in 2015 due to its improved financial position. Cardy had been working as a leader on a volunteer basis since assuming the position in 2011 and had no legislative salary as he was not a member of the provincial legislature.
In early 2015, federal NDP MP Yvon Godin (Acadie—Bathurst) criticized Cardy’s leadership and its conduct in the election campaign saying that Cardy had moved the provincial party too far to the centre. “The problem, I think, with the provincial party, with Dominic, was that I think he was too much to the right to even be in the centre, and I think people read into that,” said Godin who added: “I think it did hurt the party. People were looking for the NDP, they were doing really well, and voters wanted a change from the existing parties that we have now, who are serving the big corporations and forgetting about the people. I think that’s what happened.”
In the summer of 2016, Cardy expressed his support for the proposed Energy East pipeline and supported Alberta NDP Premier Rachel Notley’s position against the Leap Manifesto. He had earlier refused to endorse federal NDP leader Thomas Mulcair’s leadership, saying he was troubled by positions taken by the federal party during the 2015 federal election, and skipped the April 2016 federal party convention along with the leadership review that occurred during the meeting.
Dominic Cardy resigned as party leader, as well as resigning his membership of both the federal and New Brunswick NDP, on 1 January 2017, complaining of party infighting which he attributed to “destructive forces” colluding with CUPE New Brunswick, the province’s largest public-sector union against his leadership.
Cardy said that he “cannot lead a party where a tiny minority of well-connected members refuse to accept the democratic will of the membership.” He added that “limited time and energy is being wasted on infighting before the election,” and that “‘Some New Democrats, unfortunately, believe change and openness have had their time. They want to return to an old NDP of true believers, ideological litmus tests and moral victories.”
He claimed that what he described as his “progressive” platform had been thwarted by both federal and provincial party members and denounced the federal party’s non-interventionist stance on the Syrian Civil War as antithetical to his beliefs.
Dominic Cardy’s appointment as strategic issues director for the opposition Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick was announced by party leader Blaine Higgs on 27 January 2017. Cardy said it is “not my intention” to run for a legislative seat as a Progressive Conservative candidate but that a “great many” of his former colleagues in the NDP would be joining the Progressive Conservatives.
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Cardy was promoted to the position of chief of staff to the official opposition New Brunswick Progressive Conservative caucus in April 2017. Later that month he endorsed Maxime Bernier for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada. He was elected in the 2018 provincial election as the PC candidate in Fredericton West-Hanwell. He had run unsuccessfully in 2014 in the same riding as a New Democrat. Cardy was re-elected in the 2020 provincial election.
Dominic Cardy is in a private relationship. His wife is unknown to the general public, however, in February 2022, it was romoured he has a new partner but it came out to be false news. However, Dominic Cardy was appointed as Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development on 9 November 2018. Cardy spearheaded a plan to remove the Confucius Institute from all New Brunswick schools. While the educational programs for elementary and middle schools were removed for the 2019–2020 school year, high school programs will not be removed until 2022.
Dominic Cardy net worth
How much is Dominic Cardy worth? Dominic Cardy net worth is estimated at around $4 million. His main source of income is from his career as a politician. Cardy successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars trips. He is one of the richest and influential politicians in Canada. However, Dominic Cardy salary ranges from $150,000 to $400,000 as of 2022.