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Premier Robert Ghiz

Robert was born and raised in Charlottetown. After graduating from Colonel Gray High School he attended Bishop’s University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Prior to becoming Leader of the Liberal Party of PEI in 2003, he worked as Special Assistant to Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, as well as Special Assistant to the Minister of Canadian Heritage. He also worked as the Manager of Government Affairs with the Bank of Nova Scotia in Ottawa. Robert believes that by strengthening our education system we will give Island children the tools they need to compete in our global economy.

Robert is married to Dr. Kate Ellis-Ghiz, and together they are the proud parents of 3 children: daughters Julia & Emma and son Jack.


Premier Robert Ghiz

The Liberal Team at Work...

The Liberal team has worked to strengthen our economy and provide quality education and healthcare to all Islanders. I am proud to be part of the Liberal team that:

  • INTRODUCED the Energy Accord: Saving Islanders $50-million over two years
  • REINSTATED the Seniors’ Emergency Home Repair Program assisting more that 1,150 seniors to stay in their homes
  • PROVIDED province-wide, full-day kindergarten to Island students
  • CONSTRUCTED the new UPEI School of Nursing building

I welcome you to contact me anytime at: (902) 566-4832 or

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