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Robert Ghiz
Premier from 2007 to 2015

ROBERT GHIZ was born on January 21, 1974, the son of Rose Ellen (nee McGowan) and former premier (the late) Joe Ghiz of Charlottetown. After graduating from Colonel Gray High School in Charlottetown, he studied at Bishop’s University where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political studies.

In 1971, he received a Master of Arts degree in Community Development from the University of Alberta. After completing his college education, Mr. Binns worked as a development officer for the Government of Alberta. He moved to Prince Edward Island in 1972 and worked for the Rural Development Council of PEI.

Prior to entering provincial politics, Ghiz worked as a special assistant to Prime Minister Jean Chrétien on matters related to Atlantic Canada. He also served as special assistant to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and was employed in the private sector as Manager of Government Affairs for the Bank of Nova Scotia in Ottawa.

Robert is married to Dr. Kate Ellis Ghiz. They have three children, Julia Elizabeth, Emma Christena and Jack.

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