Roger Grimes was a high school math and science teacher from 1972-1989 (B.Sc., B.Ed., M.Ed.). He was President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association and a Board Member of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation from 1985-87.
In 1989, Roger was elected to the provincial legislature and became Parliamentary Assistant to Premier Clyde Wells. From 1991-2000, he served as a Cabinet Minister in five different portfolios, including Health, Education and Natural Resources.
From 2001-2003, Roger was Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador and then served as Leader of the Official Opposition from November 2003 until his retirement in June 2005.
Since retiring, Roger continues regular public political commentary, is an avid reader, golfer and recreational hockey player.