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Aldea Landry | Canadian Politician, Age, Biography, Early Life, Career, Facts

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IntroCanadian politician
IsLawyer, Politician
FromCanada
TypeLaw, Politics
GenderFemale
Birth27 December 1945
Age74 years

BIOGRAPHY

Marie-Marthe Aldéa Landry, PC, CM, QC (born December 27, 1945 in Sainte-Cécile, New Brunswick) is a Canadian politician, lawyer and public servant.Landry served as president of the New Brunswick Liberal Association and became a trusted advisor, along with her husband, to Frank McKenna upon his election as leader of the party in 1985.

She was elected to the legislature in 1987 and served as deputy premier, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, and interim Minister of Fisheries under Premier Frank McKenna. She was the key point person for McKenna on the Meech Lake Accord and served as New Brunswick president of the Council for Canadian Unity. She was defeated in the 1991 election, an event McKenna cited as a great disappointment. McKenna later appointed her to co-chair a Royal Commission on education in New Brunswick.In 1997-99, Aldéa Landry served as Chairman of the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council.

In 2004, Dr. Landry received an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters from Mount Saint Vincent University.She later served as a director of the Bank of Canada and, on June 24, 2005, she was appointed to the Security Intelligence Review Committee and the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada. On November 21, 2006, she was named a member of an advisory committee established by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to determine options for renewal and the future of the public service. In 2006, she was made a Member of the Order of Canada.

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