Benoît Bourque– Kent South
Benoît Bourque was first elected to the Legislative Assembly in the provincial election of September 22, 2014, as member for Kent South. In June 2016, he was appointed member of the Legislative Instruments and Regulations Board. He is Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Estimates and Fiscal Policy and a member of the following standing committees: Public Accounts, Crown Corporations, Law Amendments, Social Policy, and Private Bills.
Mr. Bourque has a bachelors degree in high school education from Université de Moncton and a master’s degree in international relations from Université Laval. He has extensive experience in the field of training and teaching as a school teacher, trainer for various workshops and training sessions, and lecturer at Université de Moncton.
He worked for about 15 years in international relations and international cooperation in the public, parapublic, and private sectors. His work included being director of the Université de Moncton international relations office from 2003 to 2012 and director of Concordia International at Concordia University, Montreal, in 2012. In addition to visiting and working in about 30 countries, he worked for an extended period in Indonesia, Tunisia, and Romania.
Mr. Bourque has a strong record of community service as a member of the Cocagne parish choir, and the Knights of Columbus. He has been chair and vice-chair of the Caisse Populaire Sud-Est board of directors, president of the “Rendez-vous de l’Amérique française” festival in Cocagne, and a member of the culture committee for the Pays de la Sagouine.
Mr. Bourque lives in Bouctouche, New Brunswick, and spends his free time enjoying the company of his family, friends, and fellow Kent South residents, as well as the many local and provincial attractions.