Education and Early Childhood Development

Hon. Al Hawkins

Hon. Al Hawkins

Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development
Registrar General
Member for Grand Falls-Windsor – Buchans

Al Hawkins has had an extensive career as an educator, in business and in community involvement. Born and raised in Twillingate, he studied at Memorial University and received a Bachelor of Arts (Ed.) and a Bachelor of Arts. He then spent 28 years as a teacher and administrator.

Following his time in the education profession, Mr. Hawkins embarked on a business career. He worked for eight years as the executive director of a US-based software company, spearheaded the startup and expansion of a regional call centre operation, and spent time as a mortgage consultant in Grand Falls-Windsor.

Mr. Hawkins has been involved in municipal politics since 1993, serving time as a town councillor and more recently, as the mayor of Grand Falls-Windsor. He has volunteered for many causes and has served on numerous boards over the years, including time as president of the Exploits Regional Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Hawkins formally held the position of Minister of Transportation and Works in the current administration.

The Honourable Al Hawkins was appointed Minister of Transportation and Works on December 14, 2015.

Contact Information

P.O. Box 8700
Confederation Building
St. John's, NL A1B 4J6
Tel: (709) 729-5040
Fax: (709) 729-6996

Departmental Contacts

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