About Dominic LeBlanc
The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc was elected to the House of Commons in November 2000 and re-elected in June 2004, January 2006, October 2008, June 2011, October 2015, October 2019 and September 2021.
On July 10, 2004, he was sworn-in as a Member of the Privy Council for Canada and appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Deputy Chief Government Whip.
On November 4th, 2015, he was named sworn-in to Cabinet as Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, a position he held until August 19th, 2016. On May 31st 2016, was sworn-in as Minister for Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard. On October 24, 2016, he was appointed Queen’s Counsel. On July 17, 2018, was sworn-in as Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Northern Affairs and International Trade. On November 20, 2019 was sworn-in as President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada. On August 18, 2020, was sworn-in as Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and currently President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada. On October 26, 2021, was sworn-in as Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities.
Mr. LeBlanc received a B.A. in political science from the University of Toronto (Trinity College), his Bachelor of Laws from the University of New Brunswick, and then attended Harvard Law School, where he obtained his Masters of Law.
Prior to his election to the House of Commons, Mr. LeBlanc was a Barrister and Solicitor with Clark Drummie in Shediac and Moncton, N.B. From 1993-1996, Mr. LeBlanc was a Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada, The Right Honourable Jean Chrétien.
Minister LeBlanc is married to Jolène Richard, a former Chief Judge of the Provincial Court of New Brunswick.