Getting to Know Paul Antle
Through this website and other means I will do my utmost to share with you who I am, what I stand for, and what you can expect from me should the people of St. John’s East choose me as their representative in the next general provincial election.
But more importantly, I want to hear what you think. What’s important to you. So I invite you to get in touch with me, ask questions, and follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. And check out the Let’s Connect section on this site so we can start a conversation.
In the meantime, let me share a little about myself.
My Early Days
I have lived in the district since I was 5. I grew up on Parsons Road, attended Gonzaga High School, and then went on to Memorial University. My grandmother lived in Chalker Place for over 25 years. I spent many a day visiting with her there.
For 23 years my father, Joe Antle, owned and operated Antle’s Irving on Torbay Road. It was there I got my first job pumping gas, handling the cash, and operating the car wash. My dad taught me the value of hard work and how important it is to treat people right.
I graduated from Memorial and went on to receive a master’s degree in Engineering. Later I graduated from Harvard Business School where I was voted co-valedictorian by my classmates.
My Roots in the Liberal Party
I have been active in the Liberal Party for twenty-five years. I firmly believe in its fundamental principles – individual freedom, political freedom, responsibility, and human dignity.
My Business Experience
I’m created a number of businesses starting with nothing more than an idea, then expanded them to become global enterprises. I’ve developed and exported environmental technology to four continents and have worked in some 15 countries. I’ve created hundreds of jobs at home and abroad and currently employ hundreds of families in our province. I’m also proud to have played a defining role in establishing the environment industry here in Newfoundland and Labrador and across Canada.
I’ve learned that to lead, you must listen. Recognizing this has helped me become a leader in business, not just at home in Newfoundland and Labrador, but in many countries. I’m seeking your support so that I can join Dwight Ball and his Team of Leaders and help them build a better future for our province.
My Commitment to Community
I believe a commitment to community plays a critical role in success. To that end, I co-founded several significant non-profit organizations focused on environmental protection and conservation. I am an avid supporter of the arts and several noteworthy groups that focus on humanitarian efforts as well as children’s health and well-being. Most recently I agreed to chair a capital campaign for Rainbow Riders, spearheading its effort to raise $4 million in support of children with disabilities.
My greatest motivation is my family. My wife, Renee, and I have 3 children – Mark, 26, Soleil, two-and-a-half, and Cleo, one-and-a-half. I care about their future and the future of all our young people – too many of whom are leaving our province because they have no choice or no incentive to stay. I believe in our province and our people and would like to contribute to seeing us finally realize our full potential so that our children can grow up with the choices we all want them to have.