Gail Shea, PC, MP (born April 6, 1959) is a Canadian politician, currently the Member of Parliament for Egmont. She was previously a member of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island from 2000 to 2007, representing the electoral district of Tignish-DeBlois as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party.
As Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, she is also responsible for the Canadian Coast Guard.
Shea served as Minister of Community and Cultural Affairs from 2000 to 2003, under the second administration of Premier Pat Binns. During this period Shea 's responsibilities included the Status of Women in the province, as well as providing oversight on the Workers Compensation Board and the Island Waste Management Corporation.
Minister of Transportation and Public Works
From 2003 to 2007 Shea served as Minister of Transportation and Public Works. In this position, Shea oversaw the implementation of a graduated licencing system in her home province.
Canadian federal politics
In 2004, Shea was the chairwoman for the Belinda Stronach leadership campaign of the Conservative Party of Canada. Shea stood as the Conservative Party of Canada candidate in the riding of Egmont for the 2008 federal election. On October 14, 2008, she became the first candidate to be elected MP from Prince Edward Island who wasn't a Liberal, in 24 years. On October 30, 2008, Shea was appointed the federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. She is also only the third female MP from Prince Edward Island, following Margaret Mary Macdonald and Catherine Callbeck.