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Denis Landry (born November 13, 1957) is the current Leader of the Opposition in the province of New Brunswick, Canada. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick in 1995 and re-elected in 2003 and 2006 after being defeated in his first bid for re-election in 1999.

Denis Landry

Leader of the Opposition of New Brunswick
Assumed office
February 14, 2019
Preceded byBrian Gallant
Leader of the New Brunswick Liberal Association (interim)
In office
February 12, 2019 – April 24, 2019
Preceded byBrian Gallant
Succeeded byKevin Vickers
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure
In office
October 5, 2018 – November 9, 2018
PremierBrian Gallant
Preceded byBill Fraser
Succeeded byBill Oliver
Minister of Public Safety and Justice
In office
June 6, 2016 – November 9, 2018
PremierBrian Gallant
Preceded byStephen Horsman
Succeeded byAndrea Anderson-Mason (Justice)
Carl Urquhart (Public Safety)
Minister of Natural Resources
In office
October 7, 2014 – June 6, 2016
PremierBrian Gallant
Preceded byPaul Robichaud
Succeeded byRick Doucet (Energy and Resource Development)
Minister of Human Resources
In office
October 7, 2014 – June 6, 2016
PremierBrian Gallant
Preceded byRobert Trevors
Succeeded byRoger Melanson
Member of the
New Brunswick Legislative Assembly
for Bathurst East-Nepisiguit-Saint-Isidore
Assumed office
September 22, 2014
Member of the
New Brunswick Legislative Assembly
for Centre-Péninsule-Saint-Sauveur
In office
June 9, 2003 – September 22, 2014
Preceded byLouis-Philippe McGraw
In office
September 11, 1995 – June 7, 1999
Succeeded byLouis-Philippe McGraw
Personal details
Born (1957-11-13) November 13, 1957 (age 61)
Val-Doucet, New Brunswick
Political partyLiberal

He was chosen interim leader of the Liberal Party of New Brunswick on February 12, 2019 following the resignation of Brian Gallant.

He had previously been Minister of Justice in the government of Brian Gallant until the Liberals lost power in 2018.

He represented during the 57th Legislative Assembly the electoral district of Centre-Péninsule-Saint-Sauveur, though prior to the 2006 election the district was known simply as Centre-Péninsule.

He won re-election to the 58th Legislative Assembly in the Bathurst East-Nepisiguit-Saint-Isidore riding.

Landry was born in Val-Doucet, New Brunswick and was educated at the Memramcook Institute, St. Francis Xavier University and the Université de Moncton. He was a logger for 17 years before working for the Canadian Paperworkers Union as local secretary-treasurer and later local president. 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. Landry later became a sales representative at a car dealership.[1]

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New Brunswick Provincial Government of Shawn Graham
Cabinet post (1)
Predecessor Office Successor
Paul Robichaud Minister of Transportation
2006–2010
Claude Williams