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Encyclopedia > Scott Brison
Hon. Scott A. Brison

Incumbent
Riding Kings—Hants
In office since 1997
Preceded by John Murphy
Born May 10 1967 ( 1967-05-10) (age 40)
Windsor, Nova Scotia
Political party

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Profession(s) Businessman, investment banker
Religion United Church of Canada
Spouse Maxime Saint-Pierre
Preceded by John Murphy
Succeeded by Joe Clark

Scott A. Brison, PC, MP, BComm (born May 10, 1967(1967-05-10), Windsor, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian politician. He was Minister of Public Works and Government Services under Paul Martin and ran to succeed Martin as party leader in the 2006 Liberal leadership convention. He dropped out after the first ballot and endorsed Bob Rae. The United Church of Canada (French: lÉglise Unie du Canada) is Canadas second largest church (after the Roman Catholic Church), and its largest Protestant denomination. ... John Murphy (born 26 August 1937 in Halifax, Nova Scotia) was a member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1993 to 1997. ... Charles Joseph Joe Clark, PC, CC, AOE, MA, LLD (born June 5, 1939) was the sixteenth prime minister of Canada, from June 4, 1979, to March 3, 1980. ... The Privy Council Office as it appeared in the 1880s The Queens Privy Council for Canada (French: Conseil privé de la Reine pour le Canada) is the council of advisers to the Queen of Canada, whose members are appointed by the Governor General of Canada for life on the... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... A Bachelor of Commerce, often abbreviated as BCom, B.Com or BComm , is an undergraduate academic degree in business management. ... is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday and the summer of 1967 was known as The Summer of Peace and Love (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... St. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A politician is an individual who is a formally recognized and active member of a government, or a person who influences the way a society is governed through an understanding of political power and group dynamics. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, The Minister of Public Works and Government Services is responsible for overseeing the federal governments common service organization (Public Works and Government Services Canada), an expansive department responsible for the internal servicing and administration of the federal government. ... Paul Edgar Philippe Martin, PC, MP, BA, LLB, LLD (h. ... Wikinews has news related to: Ignatieff tops first ballot in Canadian Liberal convention Canadian Liberal vote heads to third ballot Dion leads Ignatieff heading into final ballot of Canadian Liberal vote Dion wins Canadian Liberal leadership on fourth ballot Wikinews has news related to: Liberal Party of Canada leadership, 2006... Hon. ...


Brison represents the Nova Scotia riding of Kings—Hants as a Liberal Member of Parliament, and was Canada's first openly gay member of Cabinet, though not the first gay Canadian Member of Parliament. Kings—Hants (formerly Annapolis Valley—Hants) is a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1979. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: ), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... GAY can mean: Gay, a term referring to homosexual men or women The IATA code for Gaya Airport Category: ... The Cabinet of Canada (French: Cabinet du Canada or Conseil des ministres) plays an important role in the Government of Canada in accordance with the Westminster System. ...


Biography

Brison obtained a Bachelor of Commerce from Dalhousie University. While there, he started and operated a successful business renting small fridges (he has jokingly referred to himself as a "fridge magnate".) Brison then worked in corporate sales for ten years. He entered politics as a Progressive Conservative candidate in the Nova Scotia riding of Kings—Hants in the 1997 election. Brison was one of a handful of new PC "Young Turk" MPs (along with John Herron, André Bachand and Peter MacKay) who were considered the future youthful leadership material that would restore the ailing Tories to their glory days. Dalhousie University is a university located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... “Freezer” redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit(Latin) One defends and the other conquers Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis - Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 11 - Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... An electoral district is a geographically-based constituency upon which Canadas representative democracy is based. ... 36th Parliament The Canadian federal election of 1997 was held on June 2, 1997, to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... John Herron. ... André Bachand Not to be confused with André Bachand, Liberal MP from Missisquoi André Bachand (born December 8, 1961 in Quebec City, Quebec) is a Canadian politician, who represented the riding of Richmond—Arthabaska as member of the Progressive Conservatives from 1997 to 2003. ... Peter Gordon MacKay, PC, BA, LL.B, MP (born September 27, 1965) serves as the member of Parliament (MP) for Central Nova, Nova Scotia, Canadas Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. ...


In July 2000, Brison resigned his seat so that PC leader Joe Clark could enter the House of Commons. In the interim, Brison was appointed co-chair of the Tories' Election Policy Platform Committee, and became vice-president of investment banking at Yorkton Securities in Toronto. 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Charles Joseph Joe Clark, PC, CC, AOE, MA, LLD (born June 5, 1939) was the sixteenth prime minister of Canada, from June 4, 1979, to March 3, 1980. ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ...


When the 2000 election was called in October, Clark stood for election in a Calgary, Alberta riding. Brison returned as the PC candidate in Kings—Hants, and was returned to Parliament. In 2001, he served as the party's Finance and Industry critic, and was vice-chairman of the House of Commons Finance committee. Brison came out as gay in 2002, saying that he is "not a gay politician, but a politician who happens to be gay." He became the fourth sitting Member of Parliament to do so after Svend Robinson, Réal Ménard and Libby Davies. and was the first openly gay MP to sit as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party. The 2000 Canadian federal election was held on November 27, 2000, to elect 301 Members of Parliament to the House of Commons of Canada. ... Calgary is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada. ... Kings—Hants is the name of a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Svend Robinson Svend Johannes Robinson (born March 4, 1952) is a Canadian politician and prominent activist for gay rights. ... Réal Ménard (born May 13, 1962) is a Canadian politician, representing the Quebec riding of Hochelaga for the Bloc Québécois. ... Libby Davies (born February 27, 1953) is a Canadian Member of Parliament for the New Democratic Party, representing the riding of Vancouver East in Vancouver, British Columbia. ...


In 2003, following Clark's retirement, Brison ran for the leadership of the Progressive Conservatives on a platform of "new ideas", that consisted of Employment Insurance reform, more private involvement in healthcare, integrated defense strategy with the US, and socially liberal policies. At the leadership convention, his campaign was dealt a crucial blow by John Herron who defected to the MacKay camp. Despite gaining votes on the second ballot, Brison was eliminated by a mere three votes and threw his support to Jim Prentice. Prentice lost on the final ballot to MacKay (who won with the support of David Orchard). He fought publicly with other members of his party, particularly Elsie Wayne, over their opposition to same-sex marriage. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2003 Progressive Conservative leadership convention was held on May 31, 2003 to elect a leader or the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. ... John Herron. ... P. E. James Jim Prentice, PC, MP (born July 20, 1956, in South Porcupine, Timmins, Ontario) is a Canadian lawyer and politician. ... David Orchard (born June 28, 1950, in Borden, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian political figure and a member of the Liberal Party of Canada. ... Elsie Eleanore Wayne (born Fairweather) (born April 20, 1932 in Shediac, New Brunswick) is a Canadian politician. ... Same-sex marriage was legalized across Canada by the Civil Marriage Act enacted on July 20, 2005. ...


On December 10th, 2003, four days after Brison voted in favour of the PCs merging with the Canadian Alliance to form the new Conservative Party of Canada, Brison announced that he would cross the floor and sit as a Liberal MP. He stated that he had reservations about the perceived dominance of former members of the more socially conservative Canadian Alliance in the new party. Brison was criticized for this move, however, especially because he had actively supported the merger when it was first proposed. Others had also pointed out that as Finance Critic, he had been outspoken in his attacks on Paul Martin who was Finance Minister; Brison was criticized as an opportunitist for switching parties and accepting a position as parliamentary secretary. Brison claimed his enthusiasm for the merger had become discernably lukewarm in the final weeks before the vote. He indicated that he would honour his prior commitment to support the proposal, but said that he would reconsider his allegiance once the results were announced. December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Canadian Alliance, formally the Canadian Reform Conservative Alliance, was a Canadian conservative political party that existed from 2000 to 2003. ... The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada), colloquially known as the Tories, is a conservative political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ... In politics, crossing the floor is to vote against party lines. ... Paul Edgar Philippe Martin, PC, MP, BA, LLB, LLD (h. ...


On December 12, he was appointed as a parliamentary secretary to the Prime Minister with special emphasis on Canada-U.S. Relations and sworn into the Queen's Privy Council for Canada. In the 2004 election, Brison was re-elected, his first victory as a Liberal. On July 20, 2004, Brison was named to cabinet as Minister of Public Works in Martin's post-election shuffle. In doing so, he became Canada's first openly gay cabinet minister. is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... In the parliamentary systems of several Commonwealth countries, such as Canada and Australia, it is customary for the prime minister to appoint parliamentary secretaries (in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, parliamentary assistants) from their caucus to assist cabinet ministers with their work. ... The Privy Council Office as it appeared in the 1880s The Queens Privy Council for Canada (French: Conseil privé de la Reine pour le Canada) is the council of advisers to the Queen of Canada, whose members are appointed by the Governor General of Canada for life on the... The Canadian federal election, 2004 (more formally, the 38th general election), was held on June 28, 2004 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


As the youngest member of cabinet, Brison also served on three cabinet committees - Treasury Board, Domestic Affairs and Expenditure Review. Previously, he had served as Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee on Finance, been a member of the Standing Committee on Industry, the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates.


He is also 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 where he took part in conferences in Moscow and New York. He was also part of the Canadian delegation sent to two annual meetings of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London.


It was announced in October 2005 that he and his partner, Maxime Saint-Pierre, intended to marry. [1] They were married on August 18, 2007 in Brison's riding.[2] is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


In March 2006, it was revealed that Brison had sent emails to a CIBC banker the day before the government's announcement on the taxation of income trusts. Brison said to the banker that "I think you will be happier very soon... this week probably". Although Brison claimed not to have any insider knowledge of the announcement, the emails created the perception that he had leaked the news in advance of the announcement, and the ensuing controversy damaged Brison's image.[3] The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce TSX: CM NYSE: CM, also French: Banque Canadienne Impériale de Commerce, is Canadas fifth largest bank with over 1,100 branches across Canada and over 38,500 employees is primarily marketed as CIBC. CIBC and its subsidiaries Amicus Bank and Presidents... An income trust is an investment trust that holds income-producing assets. ...


Leadership bid

Further information: Liberal Party of Canada leadership convention, 2006

On April 22, 2006, Brison entered the race for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada. His Liberal leadership platform emphasised both environmentalism and economic reform calling for a "green" platform that called for personal and corporate tax cuts to prompt business growth and curb pollution.[4]. Brison won 4.0% of the vote on the first ballot with 192 delegates, leaving him in 6th place out of eight candidates. He dropped out and threw his support behind Bob Rae. When Bob Rae dropped out on the third ballot and released his delegates, Scott Brison opted to support the politically similar Michael Ignatieff. The final winner of the leadership convention was Stephane Dion. Wikinews has news related to: Ignatieff tops first ballot in Canadian Liberal convention Canadian Liberal vote heads to third ballot Dion leads Ignatieff heading into final ballot of Canadian Liberal vote Dion wins Canadian Liberal leadership on fourth ballot Wikinews has news related to: Liberal Party of Canada leadership, 2006... Wikinews has news related to: Ignatieff tops first ballot in Canadian Liberal convention Canadian Liberal vote heads to third ballot Dion leads Ignatieff heading into final ballot of Canadian Liberal vote Dion wins Canadian Liberal leadership on fourth ballot Wikinews has news related to: Liberal Party of Canada leadership, 2006... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: ), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party. ... For the psychology topic, see Environmental psychology. ... Hon. ... Michael Grant Ignatieff, M.P. () (born May 12, 1947 in Toronto) is a public intellectual, historian and social philosopher. ... The Hon. ...


External links

  • Synopsis of federal political experience from the Library of Parliament
  • Official Site
  • How'd They Vote?: Scott Brison's voting history and quotes
27th Ministry - Government of Paul Martin
Cabinet Posts (1)
Predecessor Office Successor
Stephen Owen Minister of Public Works and Government Services
(2004–2006)
Michael Fortier
Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
John Murphy, Liberal
Member of Parliament for Kings—Hants
1997-2000
Succeeded by
Joe Clark, Progressive Conservative
Preceded by
Joe Clark, Progressive Conservative
Member of Parliament for Kings—Hants
2000-present
Succeeded by
incumbent


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Nova Scotia Caucus serving in the 39th Canadian Parliament.
Senators Gerald J. Comeau (Con), Jane Cordy (Lib), Jim Cowan (Lib), Terry Mercer (Lib), Wilfred Moore (Lib), Donald Oliver (Con), Gerard Phalen (Lib)
Members of Parliament Scott Brison (Lib), Bill Casey (Ind), Rodger Cuzner (Lib), Mark Eyking (Lib), Gerald Keddy (Con), Peter MacKay (Con), Alexa McDonough (NDP), Geoff Regan (Lib), Michael Savage (Lib), Peter Stoffer (NDP), Robert Thibault (Lib)
2006 Liberal leadership candidates
Brison | Dion | Dryden | Hall Findlay | Ignatieff | Kennedy | Rae | Volpe

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Brison remains active in regards to the Sydney Tar Ponds and Coke Ovens in Nova Scotia and is extremely involved in the clean-up project.
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Scott A. Brison, PC, MP, BComm (born May 10, 1967, Windsor, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian politician.
Brison represents the Nova Scotia riding of Kings—Hants as a Liberal Member of Parliament, and was Canada's first openly gay member of Cabinet, though not the first gay Canadian Member of Parliament.
Brison came out as gay in 2002, noting that he is "not a gay politician, but a politician who happens to be gay." He became the fourth sitting Member of Parliament to do so after Svend Robinson, Réal Ménard and Libby Davies.
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