Francine Landry was elected to the Legislative Assembly on September 22, 2014, as the member for the new riding of Madawaska Les Lacs-Edmundston. She was sworn in as Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour and Minister responsible for La Francophonie on October 7, 2014.
In June 2016, she was appointed Minister of Economic Development and Minister responsible for Opportunities NB and continued in her role as Minister responsible for La Francophonie until 2018.
Mrs. Landry was Vice-Chair of the Jobs Board, a member of the Legislative Instruments and Regulations Board, and a member of Treasury Board.
From 2018 to 2020, Mrs. Landry was Liberal caucus chair and Transportation and Infrastructure Critic. Since 2020, she has been Official Opposition Whip and Critic for Education and Early Childhood Development.
Mrs. Landry holds a bachelor’s degree in administration from the Université de Moncton, Edmundston campus, a certificate in economic development from the Université du Québec à Montréal, and a diploma in business technology from the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick, Edmundston campus.
Mrs. Landry has extensive experience in business, in the tourism and food sectors. In economic development, she was in charge of the economic component of the 2014 Congrès mondial acadien, worked as an assistant director and economic development officer for the Northwest Industrial Commission and has chaired many boards at the regional and provincial levels, including the New Brunswick Entreprise Network.
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