MLA, Bathurst East-Nepisiguit-Saint-Isidore
Denis Landry was re-elected to the 58th Legislature to represent the new riding of Bathurst East-Nepisiguit-Saint-Isidore in the September 22, 2014, provincial election. He was sworn in as Minister of Natural Resources and Minister of Human Resources on October 7, 2014. In June 2016, he was appointed Minister of Justice and Public Safety. He was also a member of the Jobs Board and the Policy Board. He currently serves as policy advocate for the department of Transportation and Infrastructure.
The eldest of 11 children, he was born on November 13, 1957, in Val-Doucet. After graduating from Polyvalente Louis-Mailloux in Caraquet in 1975, he worked as a logger for 17 years. He served as secretary-treasurer and then president of the local chapter of the Canadian Paperworkers Union (CPU).
He completed various training courses: forestry instructor (Memramcook Institute), leadership (St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia), literacy instructor (Fredericton), and the creation of small and medium-sized businesses (Université de Moncton, Shippagan campus).
He has served as President of the Acadian Peninsula Labour Council and president of the coalition against changes in unemployment insurance. He was the New Brunswick co-ordinator for the World Summit for Social Development. As a consultant, he was selected to go to Copenhagen, Denmark, in March 1995. He also worked as a sales representative at a car dealership in the region.
First elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick on September 11, 1995, as member for the new Centre-Péninsule riding, he has served on the Standing Committee on Law Amendments, the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, and the Special Cabinet Committee on Social Policy Renewal. He was a member of the Action Nord group and the only MLA to sit on the ministerial committee for the economic development of the Acadian Peninsula.
Mr. Landry was re-elected to the 55th Legislature in the June 9, 2003, provincial election. He was a member of the Standing Committee on Private Bills and the Select Committee on Wood Supply. As a member of the official opposition, he was a critic for areas of interest related to tourism and automobile insurance.
He was re-elected to represent the new Centre-PéninsuleCSaint-Sauveur riding in the September 18, 2006, provincial election. He was sworn in as Minister of Transportation on October 3, 2006. He was re-elected to the 57th Legislature in the provincial election held September 27, 2010. He was a member of the Standing Committee on Estimates and the Legislative Administration Committee. He served as official opposition critic for matters related to the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Environment, and Communications New Brunswick. He was the Official Opposition Whip.
Mr. Landry and his wife, Johanne, have three children: Sébastien, Natacha, and Cédric. He is very proud of the most recent additions to his family, his grandchildren Kassime, Karellie, Kaissa, Kayana, Benjamin, Maxime, and Alexandra.