Wayne Long is the Member of Parliament for Saint John-Rothesay. He was elected to the House of Commons in 2015.
As the Liberal Party’s nominee in Saint John—Rothesay, Mr. Long drew media attention for his outspoken support of the Energy East oil pipeline project. Long promised to aggressive lobby within the Liberal caucus to support the project.
Long had a long career in business as a seafood executive, serving as a product manager for Stolt Sea Farm Inc., and later as president of Scotiaview Seafood Inc. He subsequently became the owner of the Saint John Sea Dogs, the city’s Canadian Hockey League franchise. During his tenure, the team won the Memorial Cup in 2011, and Long himself was recognized with the John Horman Trophy for the League’s top executive.
Long is a well-respected member of the Saint John community with a wealth of national and international business experience. He has traveled across North America negotiating contracts with national restaurant distributors, restaurant chains and retail chains. He earned the North American Excellence in Sales and Marketing award, not once, but twice. He is a former Board Member for Destination Marketing and Salmon Marketing.
Long was born in the riding he now represents in Parliament, has lived there for more than four decades, and currently calls the area home. He and his wife have two children.