Women MLA Listing

Marie Marthe Aldéa Landry K.C./c.r.


Marie Marthe Aldéa Landry K.C./c.r.
1945 in Sainte-Cécile, NB
First Elected:
GE 13 October 1987, Riding of Shippagan-les-Îles


  • Couvent Jésus-Marie - BA
  • University of Ottawa, 1968
  • University of New Brunswick- LLB, 1971
  • Northeastern University and Radcliffe College - law and business administration

Private Career

  • Legal Counsel: Revised Statutes of New Brunswick Project, 1973
  • Director: Legal Translation and Computerization, Department of Justice, 1975-77
  • Lawyer: Tremblay, Landry and Landry
  • President: Landal Inc.
  • Board of Directors: Bank of Canada
  • Board of Directors: Shaw Group Ltd.
  • Atlantic Provinces Economic Council
  • Chair: Board of Directors, Vitalité Health Network


Political Career

  • Former President: NB Liberal Association
  • 1987: Elected MLA for Shippagan-les-Îles, GE 13 October
  • 1987-1991: President of the Executive Council (first Acadian woman named to New Brunswick Cabinet)
  • 1987-1991: Deputy Premier
  • 1987-1988: Minister responsible for Intergovernmental Affairs
  • 1988-1989: acting Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • 1991: acting Minister of Housing
  • 1991: Defeated, GE 23 September



  • Member: Standing Committee on Private Bills
  • Member: Standing Committee on Law Amendments
  • Member: Executive Committee of Cabinet


  • 2009: one of the recipients of the Women's Executive Network's Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards