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Scott Brison

President of the Treasury Board of Canada, MP for Kings-Hants (NS)

The Honourable Scott Brison currently serves as President of the Treasury Board of Canada and, since 1997, has been elected seven consecutive times as the Member of Parliament for Kings–Hants (Nova Scotia). From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Brison served as Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Receiver General, making him youngest member of then-Prime Minister Paul Martin’s Cabinet.
In addition to his public service, 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 most recently as Chairman of SeaFort Capital Inc., a Canadian private equity firm. He graduated from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and Dalhousie University in Halifax. A member of the Trilateral Commission, he was named by the World Economic Forum as one of its "Young Global Leaders”.
He lives in Cheverie, Nova Scotia, with his partner, Maxime St-Pierre and their young twin daughters, Rose and Claire. In his spare time, he enjoys economics, foreign policy, sea kayaking, downhill skiing and growing apples.
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02/19/2016 09:42 EST