Elected Leader of the New Democratic Party in March of 2015, Earle McCurdy has spent his entire life speaking up for ordinary people. His principled leadership during times of great difficulty in our province and his ability to build consensus among diverse interests has earned him great respect and trust throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.
Earle is a life-long resident of St. John’s. He raised his children here and cooks dinner as often as possible for his wife Tracy.
Earle is a respected life-long advocate for the people of this province, he cut his teeth in activism at Memorial University; standing up and speaking out against cuts to funding. The quality of supporting his community and speaking out for what is right has continued Earle’s entire life.
Earle served as president of the Fish, Food & Allied Workers union in 1993.
Through the most challenging years that followed the imposition of the federal northern cod moratorium, Earle guided the fishing industry to recovery – standing up for family-supporting jobs and fighting for your interests.
He also has been involved in various industry, labour and community organizations, including terms on the governing bodies of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour, St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital Board of Governors, Memorial University Board of Regents, Atlantic Provinces Economic Council, Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters, the National Executive Board of Canadian Auto Workers and later Unifor.