J. Bernard Boudreau, QC, PC

has a distinguished record as a lawyer, businessman and public figure. He founded and served as the senior partner of a law firm in Nova Scotia and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1985. He was first elected to the provincial legislature of Nova Scotia in 1988, where he served in various senior cabinet positions including Minister of Finance and Minister of Health. In 1999, the Prime Minister of Canada appointed Mr. Boudreau to the positions of Leader of the Government in the Senate of Canada and the Federal Minister responsible for Nova Scotia. The legislative highlight of his career in the Senate came when he led the fight in that Chamber to pass the Clarity Act, working in close cooperation with the Honorable Stéphane Dion and Prime Minister Chrétien. In 2001, he resumed his private career as President and CEO of Radcliffe Consulting and Investment Ltd. in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In March 2001, he was appointed a Director of Export Development Canada (“EDC”), serving as Chairman of the Pension and Human Resource Committees of that Board. He also serves on the Board of Directors of a number of other public and private corporations.