Jeannot Volpé

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Jeannot Volpé (born June 28, 1950) is a Canadian politician in the Province of New Brunswick.

Born in Saint-Jacques, New Brunswick, Volpé graduated from the University of Moncton in 1973 with a Bachelor of Physical Education degree and taught school until 1980. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick in 1995 and re-elected in 1999, 2003 and 2006.

He represented the electoral district of Madawaska-les-Lacs and was a member of the cabinet from 1999 to 2006. On December 19, 2006, he was elected interim leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick, he became leader of the opposition in the Legislature upon Bernard Lord's resignation from that role on January 31, 2007.

Volpé married former Progressive Conservative MLA and Cabinet Minister Kim Jardine, whom he met when he served in cabinet with her from 1999 to 2003, on May 19, 2007.[1]

In May 2009, Volpé announced that he was not reoffering in the 2010 election.[2]

In 2012, Volpe took the Government to the Human Rights Commission over a 1/3 cut in government pensions.


  1. ^ Cumby, Meghan. Opposition leader ties the knot with former Conservative MLA. The New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal, Page A3, Wednesday, May 23, 2007.
  2. ^ "Former N.B. Tory interim leader Jeannot Volpé won't run in 2010". CBC News. May 28, 2009. Retrieved 2015-05-26.


New Brunswick Provincial Government of Bernard Lord
Cabinet posts (2)
Predecessor Office Successor
Peter Mesheau Minister of Finance
Victor Boudreau
Doug Tyler Minister of Natural Resources and Energy
Ashfield served as Minister of Natural Resources
Fitch served as Minister of Energy
Keith Ashfield
and Bruce Fitch
Special Cabinet Responsibilities
Predecessor Title Successor
Bernard Lord Minister responsible for the
Regional Development Corporation

Roly MacIntyre
Other offices
Preceded by
Bernard Lord
Leader of the Opposition in the
Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick

Succeeded by
David Alward
Preceded by
Bernard Lord
Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick
2006–2008 (interim)
Succeeded by
David Alward
Preceded by
Georges Corriveau
MLA for Madawaska-les-Lacs
Succeeded by
Yvon Bonenfant