Bertrand LeBlanc was first elected to the New Brunswick Legislature on September 27, 2010, as the MLA for Rogersville-Kouchibouguac. He was the Official Opposition Critic for agriculture, aquaculture, and fisheries, local government and Service New Brunswick. He was mayor of Rogersville from 2004 up to his election as MLA in 2010.
He was reelected on September 22, 2014, as the member for Kent North, and is the Chair of the Standing Committee on Crown Corporations. He is also a member of the Standing Committee on Estimates and Fiscal Policy, the Standing Committee on Private Bills, and the Standing Committee on Procedure, Privileges and Legislative Officers.
Mr. LeBlanc studied to become a practical nurse at the New Brunswick Community College Miramichi, where he graduated in 1986. He has worked full-time as a licensed practical nurse at Foyer Assomption in Rogersville for 23 years.
He has long been active in his community. He got involved in the Association francophone des municipalités du Nouveau-Brunswick, for which he was the first vice-president for one year. He also served as member and past president of the parent-teacher committees for École W.-F.-Boisvert and École secondaire Assomption in Rogersville, as well as on the District 11 Education Council. He was former co-chair of the construction committee for the local “cafetorium” for a number of years and a founding member of the first public library commission in the greater Rogersville area.
Mr. LeBlanc has two children, Martine and Éloi, and he lives with his wife, Claudette, and her two daughters, Céleste and Natalie.