|Address||1344-3 Rue des Fondateurs |
Paquetville, New Brunswick , Canada
|| November 13, 1957
Mar 04, 2005 07:08pm
|Info||Denis Landry was born on November 13, 1957, in Val-Doucet, N.B., the eldest of 11 children. He graduated from Polyvalente Louis-Mailloux in Caraquet in 1975. |
Following high school, 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, N.S.), literacy instructor (Fredericton), and establishing small and medium-sized businesses (Université de Moncton in Shippagan).
He has served as President of the Acadian Peninsula Labour Council and president of the coalition against changes in unemployment insurance, a coalition composed of 15 different organizations. Mr. Landry was the New Brunswick coordinator for the World Summit for Social Development. His consulting work enabled him to be selected to go to Copenhagen, Denmark, in March 1995. He was the only New Brunswick representative among the 15 participants chosen from across Canada by a nongovernmental organization (NGO) to attend this world summit.
He has always carried through on every issue he has taken on over the past few years, almost always as a volunteer. During this time, he has developed an ability to work with people from all walks of life. His organizational skills and concern for a more just society have made him a man of action.
Mr. Landry was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick on September 11, 1995, as the first Member for the constituency of Centre-Peninsule. He has sat on the Committee on Law Amendments, the Committee on Public Accounts, and the Committee on Social Policy Renewal, is a member of the Action Nord group, and was the only Member to sit on the ministerial committee for the economic development of the Acadian Peninsula.
Mr. Landry was re-elected to the 55th Legislature on June 9, 2003. He is a member of the Standing Committee on Private Bills and the Select Committee on Wood Supply. As a member of the official opposition, he is the critic for areas of interest related to tourism.
He and his wife Johanne have 3 children: Sébastien, Natacha, and Cédric. More recently, Mr. Landry has been employed as a sales representative for a Bathurst area automobile dealership.