Thursday, October 04, 2007   

Biography

Scott Brison resides 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. In 1989, he graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in finance.

Mr. Brison has won election to the House of Commons in four general elections: June 1997, November 2000, June 2004 and January 2006. He currently serves in the Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet as the Liberal Party Critic for Industry. In addition, he is co-chair of the Liberal Party of Canada Election Platform Committee with Mr. Bob Rae.  Mr. Brison was a candidate for the leadership of the Liberal Party at the December 2006 convention.

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 including 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 has also served as Vice-Chairman and member of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance.

Mr. Brison is a member of the Canada-U.S. Inter-Parliamentary Group and has served as the vice-president of the Canadian group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. In this role he has participated in Inter-Parliamentary Union conferences in Moscow, and New York. He also served as a member of the Canadian delegation to two annual meetings of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London.

Mr. Brison has had extensive private sector experience ranging from business start-ups and U.S. market development to serving as Vice-President of a Canadian investment bank.

In his spare time Mr. Brison is a competitive runner and has successfully completed three New York City marathons. He enjoys economics, foreign policy, sea kayaking, and downhill skiing. He has also appeared as 'guest chef' at the Spitfire Arms restaurant in Windsor, Nova Scotia.

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