DIEPPE – The New Brunswick Liberal Association held a nomination convention Monday night for the next provincial election on September 24, 2018. Roger Melanson was nominated as the Liberal candidate for Dieppe in an uncontested meeting.
Premier Brian Gallant, who is also Leader of the New Brunswick Liberal Party, was present at the nomination and commended Melanson on his community engagement in the riding. “Roger has held many important portfolios since being in government for reason. He knows how to listen to New Brunswickers and get things done. He has the private sector experience that will help us continue to grow the New Brunswick economy” said Gallant.
Roger Luc Melanson was re-elected to the Legislative Assembly on September 22, 2014, to represent the riding of Dieppe. On October 7, 2014, he was appointed Minister of Finance and Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, as well as Chair of the Board of Management. In June 2016, he was appointed Chair of the Treasury Board, Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs and Minister responsible for Trade Policy. He is Chair of the Jobs Board and a member of the Priorities Board. He also sits on the Legislative Administration Committee. Mr. Melanson was first elected on September 27, 2010, to the Legislative Assembly, to represent the Dieppe-Centre-Lewisville riding. In 2010, he served as the Chair of the Liberal Caucus.
A graduate of Université de Moncton, he has a bachelor’s degree in social science with a major in political science and a minor in business administration. He also holds a master’s degree in public administration. As well, he has a diploma in business development from Babson Executive Education, in Boston. He is a graduate of École Clément-Cormier. Mr. Melanson has extensive experience. He has worked in economic development, international affairs, and provincial politics, as well as in government at the municipal and provincial levels, and in the community. He served as the director of economic development for the Economic Development Corporation of the City of Dieppe and worked in international business development as Senior Account Executive for the international company Spielo. He has been a political aide and executive assistant for various ministers and for a former Premier of New Brunswick. He has an ongoing commitment to his community. He has served on various boards, including those of the Association des anciens, anciennes et amis de l’Université de Moncton, the Moncton Flight College, the Atlantic Lottery Corporation, the Canada East Air Cargo Gateway, and the New Brunswick Aerospace and Defence Association. He is also a member of the Dieppe Rotary Club.
Mr. Melanson and his wife, Lise Babin, have two children, Émilie and Simon. They live in Dieppe.
Roger Melanson said he was honoured to receive the uncontested endorsement from the members of Dieppe. “It has been a real honour and privilege to represent the people of Dieppe for the last eight years. By working hard and staying engaged in our community, we have managed to see significant growth in our region. I am pleased to continue representing the people of our City and the citizens of New Brunswick.” said Melanson.
The list of official contestants for nominations are available on the New Brunswick Liberal Party’s website at nbliberal.ca.