Robert Morrissey is a rookie MP, elected in 2015 to represent the riding of Egmont.
Morrissey has worked extensively in provincial politics, serving as a member of the PEI Legislative Assembly for almost 20 years. During that time he served as Minister of Transportation, Minister of Economic Development and Tourism, and Opposition House Leader.
After the federal government closed CFB Summerside, Morrissey was responsible for the re-development of the base and its surroundings.
Morrissey began a career in advocacy and government relations following his departure from provincial politics, specializing in the fields of fisheries, labour, and community development.
He was named the President of the PFI Group and Global Food Technologies, as well as the Director of Royal Star Investments.
Morrissey has been an activist for health care and seniors’ issues, creating and contributing to institutions in his community. His tenure as a board member for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of PEI has spanned over a decade and half. He founded the Tignish Senior Care Co-op, and serves as its president and treasurer. He also serves as the vice-chair of Tignish Special Needs Housing, as well as the Vice Chair of the Parish Council of St. Simon and St. Jude.