Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content

Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Nov. 1, 2012. (Sean Kilpatrick/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Nov. 1, 2012. (Sean Kilpatrick/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver recovering after heart bypass Add to ...

Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver is recovering from a heart bypass and will be recovering for six weeks.

His office says the 72-year-old minister underwent surgery Jan. 3 to treat a problem discovered during a routine annual checkup.

The MP for the Toronto riding of Eglinton-Lawrence was first elected in 2011 and appointed to the Natural Resources portfolio.

More Related to this Story

The Montreal-born Oliver was a businessman before entering politics.

He is former CEO of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada.

Chris McCluskey, Mr. Oliver’s director of communications, says the minister is increasingly resuming his responsibilities as he recovers.

“Minister Oliver is current with his files and continues to work on behalf of his constituents,” Mr. McCluskey said.

With a report from Reuters

Follow us on Twitter: @GlobePolitics

In the know

Most popular video »

Highlights

More from The Globe and Mail

Most Popular Stories