Bernard LeBlanc– Memramcook-Tantramar
Bernard LeBlanc has lived all his life in Memramcook. Mr. LeBlanc received a Bachelor of Arts from the Université de Moncton in 1971.
He began his career as a New Brunswick Medicare representative. He then worked for a year as a teacher at the Dorchester Penitentiary. From 1973 to 1988, he was a program manager for Income Security. He travelled throughout the region; meeting clients, explaining programs to them, and helping them fill out applications for benefits. He was a consultant for the public relations program of the Department of Human Resources and Social Development Canada.
Mr. LeBlanc was elected councilor-at-large for Memramcook in May 1995, and served as mayor from 1996 to 2001. He was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick in the 2006 provincial election. He served as Minister of Local Government, Minister of Justice and Consumer Affairs, and Minister responsible for Public Engagement. He was reelected in 2010.
He was reelected on September 22, 2014, as the member for Memramcook-Tantramar. He serves as Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.
He spends a great deal of his free time doing volunteer work. He established Memramcook Valley Kindergarten, was president of the Memramcook Valley Community Centre, president of the Foyer Saint-Thomas, chair of the Pré-d’en-Haut Parish Council, and chair of the Local Service District Committee in Pré-d’en-Haut. He has been a member of the executive of Dr. Georges L. Dumont Hospital, the Memramcook Institute, and the Memramcook historical society.
Mr. LeBlanc has also been named to several legislative committees including the Legislative Administration Committee, Standing Committee on Crown Corporations, and the Standing Committee on Procedure.
Mr. LeBlanc and his wife, Georgette, have two sons, Marc and Martin, one daughter, Sophie, and five grandchildren.