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Donald Arseneault
Hon. Donald Arseneault
Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour
Minister responsible for Intergovernmental Affairs
Minister responsible for Official Languages
Minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation

Donald Arseneault is the Liberal MLA who represents the constituency of Campbellton-Dalhousie. He was reelected, for his fourth term, to the 58th Legislature in the provincial election held September 22, 2014.

On October 7, 2014, he was sworn in as Minister of Energy and Mines. He is the minister responsible for Official Languages and Efficiency NB. He is also Minister responsible for the Madawaska-Restigouche region. He is a member of the following Cabinet committees: Priorities Board, Policy Board, and Jobs Board.

He was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick in the June 9, 2003, provincial election. He was reelected in the September 18, 2006, provincial election. On October 3, 2006, he was sworn in as a member of the Executive Council and appointed Minister of Natural Resources. He served in this capacity until November 12, 2008, when he was appointed Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour. He was named Minister responsible for the Northern New Brunswick Initiative on June 22, 2009. On April 1, 2010, he was named Minister responsible for the Population Growth Secretariat. On May 11, 2010, he became Deputy Premier. He was also Minister responsible for the Madawaska region.

He was Deputy House Leader and a member of the Cabinet committee of Board of Management as well as Policy and Priorities. He served on the board of Provincial Holdings Ltd for four years.

During his tenure at Natural Resources, he became the 2008 National Co-Chair of the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers. As Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, he became the 2010 National Co-Chair of the Forum of Labour Market Ministers.

While he was a member of the Official Opposition, he was critic for interests relating to health, finance, tourism, human resources, intergovernmental affairs, international relations, and the Regional Development Corporation. He also served as caucus chair. He was a member of the Standing Committee on Crown Corporations. He was vice-president of the New Brunswick section of the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie.
Last updated : 6/6/2016
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