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Judy Foote is a Canadian former politician. She is the 14th and current lieutenant governor of Newfoundland and Labrador. She is the first woman to hold the position. Prior to her appointment as viceregal representative of the King in Right of Newfoundland and Labrador, Foote was the Liberal Member of Parliament for the ridings of Bonavista—Burin—Trinity (2015–2017) and Random—Burin—St. George’s (2008–2015). She was the federal Minister of Public Services and Procurement from 2015 until her resignation from the cabinet and Parliament for family reasons on August 24, 2017.
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Judy May Foote PC ONL Crowley was born on June 23, 1952 (age 70 years) in Grand Bank, Newfoundland and Labrador. She was the head of the university relations division of the Memorial University of Newfoundland before she entered politics.
Judy Foote served as the communications director for premier Clyde Wells before she ran for an elected position. She ran in the 1993 provincial election in Grand Bank but lost to PC incumbent Bill Matthews. Foote represented the electoral district of Grand Bank in the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly from 1996 to 2007 as a member of the Liberal Party.
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Foote served in the provincial cabinet as Minister of Development and Rural Renewal from 1996 to 1997, as Minister of Industry, Trade, and Technology from 1997 to 1998, as Minister of Education from 1998 to 2000, and from 2001 to 2003. In February 2003, Foote became Newfoundland’s Minister of Industry, Trade, and Rural Development in a cabinet shuffle. She was narrowly reelected by 43 votes after a recount reduced her initial 50-vote lead in the Newfoundland and Labrador general election in October 2003.
In 2007, Judy Foote stepped down from the House of Assembly after she won the Liberal party nomination for Random—Burin—St. George’s against former Newfoundland cabinet minister Oliver Langdon and businessman Roger Jamieson to run in the 2008 federal election. Foote was then elected to the House of Commons of Canada in 2008, succeeding longtime Liberal MP Bill Matthews. In 2009, Foote, along with the other five Liberal MPs from Newfoundland, voted against the 2009 Canadian federal budget because it went against funding promises made to the province in the 1985 Atlantic Accord.
She became the Liberal Deputy House Leader in September 2010, but after she was reelected in the 2011 federal election, she accepted the position of Liberal Whip, which she held until the 2015 federal election. Upon the Liberal victory in 2015, she joined the cabinet as Minister of Public Services and Procurement. She received the highest percentage of votes of any candidate nationwide in the 2015 election winning her seat with nearly 82% of all votes. In the House of Commons, Foote was seated next to Justin Trudeau during the Liberal Party’s time in Government until her resignation.
In May 2016, Foote appeared alongside premier Dwight Ball to announce that $250 million will be loaned to the provincial government from the federal government to reduce controversial taxes proposed in the provincial budget. Foote also said that more federal help for the province is coming in the future. Judy Foote was the minister responsible for overseeing the roll-out of the Phoenix pay system in 2016. That system has had serious problems with underpayments and overpayments, and the opposition NDP has suggested that Foote take more responsibility for the problems.
On August 24, 2017, following a leave of absence for personal reasons since April 2017, Foote announced she was resigning from the federal cabinet and her seat as an MP because she had learned that she carries the BRCA2 cancer-causing gene and that she had passed it on to her children. However, she said that she was cancer-free at the time and her children were “well.”
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On March 20, 2018, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the appointment of Judy Foote to succeed Frank Fagan as the Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador. She is the first woman to be appointed as the viceregal representative for the province. Foote was sworn in on May 3, 2018.
Judy Foote is married to her husband Howard Foote, they had their wedding in Canada. Her husband is a private person and they have three children together. However, in 2000, Foote was diagnosed with breast cancer while serving as a provincial Member of the House of Assembly for the District of Grand Bank and underwent procedures and treatments. In June 2014, Foote announced that she was battling breast cancer for the second time. As of 2022, Judy Foote and her husband Howard Foote are still married and have three children Carla Foote, Jason Foote, and Heidi Foote.
Judy Foote net worth
How much is Judy Foote worth? Judy Foote net worth is estimated at around $5 million. Her main source of income is from her primary work as a politician. Judy Foote’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $400,000 dollars annually. Her remarkable achievements have earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. She is one of the richest and most influential former politicians in Canada. Judy Foote stands at an appealing height of 1.68m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.