Clifford Small Member of Parliament

Shadow Minister for Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

Clifford grew up in Wild Cove, White Bay, NL and graduated from Beothuk Collegiate in Baie Verte, NL in 1988. He graduated Electrical Engineering Technology, CONA, with the Award of​​​​​​​ Excellence in 1992.

After spending a couple of years working in engineering design and consulting in St. John's, NL and in Victoria, BC., Clifford returned to his family’s fishing enterprise in 1994. As Captain, he would expand the enterprise into new industries and pursue offshore crab, shrimp, and seal until 2002.

In 2002, Clifford became a stay-at-home dad for two years while preparing to open his first Smitty's Restaurant in Mount Pearl. Between 2005 and 2015, Clifford successfully opened and operated three Smitty’s restaurants. He currently employs 50 people and since 2013, has been a sitting member of the Menu and Marketing committee with Smitty's Canada Inc.

He is an Honorary Rotarian and in his free time he is an avid gardener, an outdoorsman and downhill skier.

Clifford has excelled as a proven leader in diverse industries and understands the importance of working with others.

Clifford Small was elected Member of Parliament for Coast of Bays-Central Notre Dame, NL in the 2021 Federal Election and has accepted the appointment of Fisheries, Oceans & The Canadian Coast Guard Shadow Cabinet Minister. He sits on the House of Commons Standing Committee of Fisheries and Oceans and previously served as ACOA Shadow Cabinet Minister. Clifford is happy to be a part of the Conservative team that moves Canada forward.

Main office - Grand Falls-Windsor
70B Hardy Avenue, P.O. Box 808
Grand Falls-Windsor,Newfoundland and Labrador
A2A 2S8
Telephone: 709.489.8470
Fax: 709.489.8478

61 Elizabeth Drive
Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador
A1V 1G4
Telephone: 709.256.3130
Fax: 709.256.3169

House of Commons *
Ottawa, Ontario,
K1A 0A6
​​​​​​​Telephone: 613.996.3935
Fax: 613.996.7622

* Mail may be sent postage-free to any member of Parliament.

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