Minister of Environment and Conservation
Minister Responsible for the Multi Materials Stewardship Board
Minister Responsible for the Office of Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Emissions Trading
Member for Harbour Main
First elected to the House of Assembly on February 9, 1999 to represent the District of Harbour Main - Whitbourne. Mr. Hedderson has served as Opposition Critic for Education (K-12), Parliamentary Assistant to the Leader of the Opposition and as Critic for Youth Services and Post-Secondary Education.
Re-elected for a second term on October 21, 2003, he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Education and Youth Services and Post-Secondary Education. Mr. Hedderson was appointed Minister of Education on October 1, 2004. He was appointed Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation on November 8, 2005.
On October 9, 2007, Mr. Hedderson was re-elected to the House of Assembly for a third term, and on October 30, he was appointed Minister for Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister Responsible for the Volunteer and Non-Profit Sector.
Mr. Hedderson was appointed Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture on October 31, 2008. On November 27, 2009 he was appointed Minister of Transportation and Works. Mr. Hedderson also served as Acting Minister of Municipal Affairs and Fire and Emergency Services.
He was re-elected once again on October 11, 2011. On October 19, 2012, he was appointed Minister of Environment and Conservation, Minister Responsible for the Multi-Materials Stewardship Board and Minister Responsible for the Office of Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Emissions Trading.