Victor Éric Boudreau was reelected to the Legislative Assembly in the provincial election of September 22, 2014, as MLA for Shediac-Beaubassin-Cap-Pelé. He was appointed Minister of Health, Minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation, and Minister responsible for Strategic Program Review. In June 2016, he was appointed Chairman of the Policy Board and a member of the Treasury Board and the Priorities Board. He is also a member of the Standing Committee on Procedure, Privileges and Legislative Officers.
He was Leader of the Official Opposition from 2010 to 2013. In the 57th Legislature, he was opposition critic for areas of interest relating to postsecondary education, training, and labour, as well as social development. He was also Deputy Opposition House Leader and Opposition Caucus Chair.
Mr. Boudreau was first elected to the 55th Legislature in a by-election held on October 4, 2004. As a member of the official opposition, he was a critic for areas of interest relating to health and wellness.
He was reelected in the provincial election of September 18, 2006, and was appointed Minister of Finance and Minister of Local Government, holding these portfolios until October 31, 2007, as well as Minister Responsible for the New Brunswick Liquor Corporation, Minister Responsible for the New Brunswick Investment Management Corporation, and Minister Responsible for the Lotteries Commission of New Brunswick.
On June 22, 2009, Mr. Boudreau was appointed Minister of Business New Brunswick, Minister Responsible for Service New Brunswick, Minister Responsible for the Population Growth Secretariat, Minister Responsible for Communications New Brunswick, Minister Responsible for the Regional Development Corporation, and Minister Responsible for Red Tape Reduction.
Formerly the administrator of the village of Cap-Pelé, Mr. Boudreau served as executive assistant to Bernard Richard during his tenure as minister in the provincial Cabinet from 1995 to 1999. From 1993 to 1995, he was also riding assistant to Senator Fernand Robichaud while the latter was secretary of state in the federal Cabinet.
In 1988, he graduated from Polyvalente Louis-J.-Robichaud, in Shediac. In 1992, he earned his bachelor’s degree in social sciences with a major in political science and a minor in business administration from the Université de Moncton.
Over the years, he has been involved in many community activities, such as those related to the Shediac Lions Club, the Beauséjour Family Crisis Resource Centre, the Cap-Pelé Region Chamber of Commerce, the Cap-Pelé watershed association, and Hospice Shediac.
Mr. Boudreau lives in Shediac with his wife, Michelle Arsenault, and their two daughters, Dominique and Gabrielle.