|Address||776 ch. Rivière à-la-Truite |
Tracadie-Sheila, New Brunswick E1X 2M8, Canada
|| April 03, 1951
Jan 10, 2021 05:33pm
|Info||Elvy Robichaud is a Canadian politician. He currently serves as member of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick for Tracadie-Sheila. |
Robichaud was educated at the Université de Moncton (UdeM) where he received Bachelor of Physical Education, Bachelor of Education and Master of Education degrees. He was a school principal and later a hospital administrator through the 1980s and early 1990s.
While at UdeM he was involved in student government and was elected to Tracadie municipal council in 1983 serving one three-year term. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick in a by-election in 1994. A Progressive Conservative, he was the first of his party to win a seat in the area since 1912. His party was struggling at the time and was a third party in the legislature.
He was re-elected in 1995 when his party regained the status of official opposition under the leadership former federal cabinet minister Bernard Valcourt. When Valcourt resigned as leader in 1997, Robichaud served as interim leader until the election of Bernard Lord and as leader of the opposition from Valcourt's resignation until Lord won a seat in a by-election in 1998.
Robichaud was again elected in 1999 and his party was victorious across the province, he was sworn in to the cabinet as Minister of Education. He served as education minister until 2001 when he was shuffled into the health portfolio.
Robichaud was again re-elected in 2003 and continued in the cabinet. On January 31, 2006 he announced he would not run again and would step down from the cabinet the next time it was shuffled. He left the cabinet following the shuffle on February 14, 2006.