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Brian Tobin

Brian Tobin (born 1954) is a Canadian politician. First elected to the House of Commons as a Liberal in 1980, he became minister of fisheries and oceans in 1993, and defended the turbot fishery against overfishing by Spanish vessels. In 1996 he resigned to become premier of Newfoundland and Labrador. He returned to federal politics in 2000 as minister of industry, but retired in 2002.