Scott Brison, the Liberal Member of Parliament for Kings-Hants (Nova Scotia), has won election to Canada's House of Commons in six general elections: June 1997, November 2000, June 2004, January 2006, October 2008 and May 2011. He is a key Liberal Party spokesperson on economic issues and currently serves as the Liberal Party Critic for Finance and National Revenue. He also serves as Vice-Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance.
He is a member of the Trilateral Commission and has been named by the World Economic Forum (WEF) of Davos, Switzerland, as one of its "Young Global Leaders." In August 2010, Mr. Brison was awarded the Order of San Carlos by Colombian President Álvaro Uribe in recognition of his contributions to the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement.
He served as Minister of Public Works and Government Services, and Receiver General of Canada, from 2004 to 2006, the youngest member of Prime Minister Paul Martin's cabinet. He also served on three cabinet committees: Treasury Board, Domestic Affairs and Expenditure Review. Mr. Brison previously served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister with special emphasis on Canada-U.S. Relations. He was a candidate for the leadership of the Liberal Party at the December 2006 convention.
Mr. Brison has had extensive private sector experience as an entrepreneur and investment banker. He has served as Vice-President of a Canadian investment bank and currently serves as Chairman of Seafort Capital Inc., a Canadian private equity firm.
Mr. Brison and his partner, Maxime St-Pierre live in Cheverie, Nova Scotia, on the shores of the Minas Basin, home of the world's highest tides. He was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia on May 10th, 1967 and in 1989 graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in finance. He has completed the Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century Executive Education program at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.
He enjoys economics, foreign policy, sea kayaking, downhill skiing and growing apples.