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Hon. Roland Haché
Minister of Education

Roland Haché was born on June 14, 1947, in Nigadoo. He graduated from Petit Rocher Regional School. He holds a Bachelor of Arts with a specialization in administration from the Université de Moncton and a Bachelor of Education (Postsecondary Education) from the same university. In addition, he took several MBA courses.

His work experience is extensive. Among other things, he worked as a teacher for the Commission scolaire du Golfe in Sept-Îles, Quebec. He held the position of assistant manager at the National Bank in Petit Rocher. He also served the Conseil scolaire Jérôme-Boudreau in several capacities concurrently, including those of school dropout prevention worker and discipline development officer.

Haché also worked at Bathurst Community College, where he taught courses in management, accounting, and human resources management, as well as other subjects. He concurrently held the posts of teacher and head of the entrepreneurship program at NBCC-Bathurst.

Very active in the community, he served as mayor of Petit Rocher, president of the Administration portuaire du quai régionale de Petit-Rocher, towns and villages representative to the New Brunswick Employees Pension Plan, and adviser to the Chaleur Regional Development Commission.

He was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick as the member for Nigadoo-Chaleur in the June 7, 1999, provincial election. He sat on on the standing committees on Crown corporations, the ombudsman and law amendments. In addition, he was a member of the select committees on health care and on local governance and regional collaboration. He was the official Opposition critic for areas of interest relating to the departments of Training and Employment Development, Tourism and Parks and Natural Resources. He was the Liberal caucus whip.

He was re-elected to serve in the 55th legislature in the June 9, 2003, provincial election. He was a member of the standing committees on privileges and public accounts, and he served on the select committee on public automobile insurance. As a member of the official Opposition, he was the critic for areas of interest relating to Business New Brunswick.

He was re-elected in the Sept. 18, 2006, provincial election On Oct. 3, 2006, he was sworn in as a member of the executive council and appointed minister of environment and minister responsible for the Northern New Brunswick Initiative.

Haché was named minister of Education on June 22, 2009.

Haché has one son, Chris, an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces. Chris Haché and his wife, Margaret, have one daughter, Charlotte.
Last updated : 8/26/2010