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The Honourable Percy Mockler Senator

Senator from New Brunswick
Assumed office 
January 2, 2009

In office
2006 – 2008
Preceded by none (new district)
Succeeded by Burt Paulin
Constituency Restigouche-la-Vallée
In office
1995 – 2006
Preceded by none (new district)
Succeeded by none (district abolished)
Constituency Madawaska-la-Vallée
In office
1993 – 1995
Preceded by Pierrette Ringuette-Maltais
Succeeded by none (district abolished)
Constituency Madawaska South
In office
1982 – 1987
Preceded by Héliodore Cote
Succeeded by Pierrette Ringuette-Maltais
Constituency Madawaska South

Born April 14, 1949 (1949-04-14) (age 60)
St. Leonard, New Brunswick
Nationality Canadian
Political party Progressive Conservative, Conservative
Spouse(s) Suzanne Soucy[1]
Alma mater Université de Moncton
Occupation politician, bureaucrat

Percy Paul Mockler (BA) (MBA) (born April 14, 1949 in St. Leonard, New Brunswick[2]) is a Canadian Senator and former New Brunswick MLA.

He studied at the University of Moncton where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Sociology and a Master of Business Administration degree.[1] A member of the Progressive Conservative Party, was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick in the 1982 election.[2]

After his election defeat in 1987, Mockler worked as an organizer for the federal Progressive Conservatives in the 1988 federal election and worked for the Brian Mulroney administration in Ottawa until its dying days in 1993.[3]

Upon his return to New Brunswick, Mockler was able to run again to be a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) as Pierrette Ringuette-Maltais, the Liberal who had defeated him in 1987, had been elected to the Canadian House of Commons and a by-election was being held to replace her. Mockler was re-elected handily on November 29, 1993 and again in 1995, 1999, 2003 and 2006. In 2006, after the establishment of new electoral boundaries in New Brunswick, Mockler defeated soundly Liberal incumbent, Bert Paulin.

After the merger of the federal Progressive Conservative Party and the Canadian Alliance, Mockler was briefly mentioned as a possible leadership candidate for the new Conservative Party of Canada. Mockler instead backed Belinda Stronach and served as co-chair of her campaign in New Brunswick and helped organize it in Quebec.[3]

Mockler is a key organizer for the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick.

He was appointed as a Conservative Senator on January 2, 2009.[2]


Provincial Government of Bernard Lord
Cabinet Posts (6)
Predecessor Office Successor
Elvy Robichaud
and himself
Minister of Wellness, Culture and Sport
Robichaud served as Minister of Health & Wellness
Mockler served as Minister responsible for Culture & Sport
Shawn Graham
Bernard Lord Minister of Intergovernmental and International Relations
Lord succeeded Mockler as Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
Bernard Lord
Margaret-Ann Blaney Minister of Transportation
Paul Robichaud
Dennis Furlong Minister of Family and Community Services
Furlong served as Minister of Health & Community Services
Joan MacAlpine
Georgie Day and
Marcelle Mersereau
Minister of Human Resources Development and Housing
Day served as Minister of Human Resources Development
Mersereau served as Minister of Municipalities & Housing
McFarlane served as Minister of Training & Employment Development
Norm McFarlane
James E. Lockyer Solicitor General
Sherwood served as Minister of Public Safety
Milt Sherwood
Special Cabinet Responsibilities
Predecessor Title Successor
none Minister responsible for the
Immigration and Repatriation Secretariat
new designation
Greg Byrne
Paul Robichaud Minister responsible for La Francophonie
Hédard Albert
Norman Betts Minister responsible for Service New Brunswick
Dale Graham
Dennis Furlong Minister responsible for the
Culture and Sport Secretariat
Mockler succeeded himself in this role as
Minister of Wellness, Culture and Sport

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