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Madeleine (Mado) Dubé
Madeleine (Mado) Dubé
MLA, Edmundston-Madawaska Centre

Madeleine Dubé was first elected in the June 7, 1999, general election to represent the riding of Edmundston. She was subsequently reelected four times, in the general elections held in 2003, 2006, 2010, and 2014. The name of the riding changed twice during the period, to Edmundston—Saint-Basile in 2006, and then to Edmundston-Madawaska Centre in 2014. Ms. Dubé was the first person to win five consecutive elections in the riding, as well as the first Francophone woman in the history of the province to win so many consecutive elections.

She has held several portfolios during her political career. In June 2003, she was appointed Minister of Education. In February 2006, she was appointed Minister of Family and Community Services and Minister Responsible for the New Brunswick Advisory Council on Seniors. In October 2010, she was appointed Minister of Health, and, in October 2012, she was appointed Minister of Social Development. Ms. Dubé was the first Francophone woman to serve as Minister of Education and Minister of Health.

After the general election in 2014, she was appointed Opposition House Leader, and is the first woman to hold the position. She is the Opposition Health Critic.

Ms. Dubé attended Université de Moncton, where she received a bachelor’s degree in social work. She completed course work toward a master’s degree in social work with a concentration in group intervention at Université Laval.

A social worker, she has worked for the Department of Health and Community Services (in Edmundston and Grand Falls), as well as for Region 4 Hospital Corporation Addiction Services. She was co-owner and president of a human development agency called Priorité Santé Inc. She also taught introductory courses leading to a certificate in drug addiction studies at Université de Moncton, Edmundston campus, and is certified in family mediation, grievance mediation, defusing and debriefing, suicide prevention, and toxicology.

Ms. Dubé is active in the community. She was cofounder and treasurer of the New Brunswick Association of Employee Assistance Programs, a member of the Chambre de Commerce de la région d’Edmundston, and a member of the New Brunswick economic development council. She sat on the board of the Association des Foyers de Groupe du Madawaska and was a referral agent for the school district and Region 4 Hospital Corporation EFAPs. She is a member of the women in business network in Edmundston.

A mother of two, she lives in Edmundston with her husband, Mike.
Last updated : 1/26/2018
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