Joseph "Joe" Oliver PC MP (born May 20, 1940), is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in the 2011 election. He represents the electoral district of Eglinton—Lawrence as a member of the Conservative Party.
Oliver was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. His father was a dentist and his mother was a teacher.
Oliver received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1961 and a Bachelor of Civil Law degree in 1964 from McGill University.He received a MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1970.
Following his studies he became an investment banker with Merrill Lynch. He later became the Executive Director of the Ontario Securities Commission and was also named the CEO of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada. He ran in the Canadian federal election, 2008 but lost in a close race to the Liberal incumbent, Joe Volpe. In a re-match in 2011, he defeated Volpe to win the seat.
On May 18, 2011, Oliver was sworn in as the Minister of Natural Resources.
April 25, 2012