Hon. Mark McLane Minister Responsible for Harness Racing
Mark was first elected as the MLA for District 16 Cornwall-Meadowbank in a November 2021 byelection and appointed the Minister of Finance in July 2022. Mark had previously served as a member of the Education and Economic Growth Legislative Standing Committee.
Mark had served as the Executive Director of Golf PEI from 2012 until 2021 and was the past president of the IT company, iWave Information Systems and was the founder and owner for more than 10 years of PrinterWorks which was purchased by the Datarite group of companies in 2001.
Mark has held many volunteer leadership roles. He was chair of Island Waste Management Corporation, a board member with Big Brothers Big Sisters of PEI and the Stars for Life Foundation, and a coach and manager for the Charlottetown and PEI ringette associations. He also volunteered countless hours for field hockey
Mark graduated from UPEI in 1993 from the Bachelor of Business Administration program. Mark’s career included being an awardwinning entrepreneur who received the 1999 Business Development Bank of Canada Young Entrepreneur Award at the age of 29 for his company.
Mark and his wife Margie live in Cornwall along with their three children Maria, Bethany, and Katherine.