Minister of Transportation and Works
Member for Conception Bay East - Bell Island
A graduate of Memorial University, CONA and York University, Mr. Brazil has been an independent business owner, has worked in the non-profit sector and has been a senior manager with the Provincial Government for the past 26 years. He has worked for the departments of Human Resources, Labour and Employment; Health and Community Services; Tourism, Culture and Recreation; Education and Municipal Affairs.
Mr. Brazil has extensive experience and knowledge particularly in dealing with issues related to employment, education, healthy lifestyles, tourism, youth and infrastructure. Very active in his community, Mr. Brazil has held many roles in various organizations, including as the Chair Conception Bay East-Bell Island PC District Association, Director of the Conception Bay East-Bell Island PC District Association, National Vice-Chair of the Boys and Girls Club of Canada, National Board member of the Movement for Canadian Literacy, Provincial President of Boys and Girls Club of Newfoundland and Labrador, Executive member of both the St. John’s Jr. and Avalon East Sr. Hockey Leagues, Vice-Chair of the Avalon East Economic Development Board, and a Committee Member of Recreation NL. Mr. Brazil was re-elected to the House of Assembly on October 11, 2011.
In July, 2014, Minister Brazil was appointed Minister of Service NL, Minister Responsible for the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission, Minister Responsible for the Office of the Chief Information Officer, and Minister Responsible for the Government Purchasing Agency.
On September 30, 2014, Minister Brazil was appointed Minister of Transportation and Works.