After first being elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly on September 24, 2018, Jean Claude (J.C.) D’Amours was elected for a second mandate as the member for the Edmundston-Madawaska Centre riding on September 14, 2020. As a member of the Liberal Party, he was once again named Health Critic for the Liberal caucus following the September 2020 election. In September 2022, Mr. D’Amours took on the Official Opposition Critic for Economic Development, Opportunities New Brunswick, Small Business and Trade Policy and Population Growth and Immigration.
Although this is his second mandate as an MLA, Mr. D’Amours has been in politics for many years. From 1998 to 2004, he served as a city councillor in Edmundston. In 2004, he was elected as Member of Parliament for the Madawaska-Restigouche riding. He was re-elected in 2006 and again in 2008. During those years, he served as the Official Opposition Critic for National Revenue, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the Atlantic Gateway, and Official Languages. He also served on many committees.
As a private member of the Legislative Assembly, Mr. D’Amours successfully received Royal Assent on two pieces of Legislation. On June 11th, 2021 An Act to Amend the Tobacco and Electronic Cigarettes Act received royal assent, effectively banning flavoured e-cigarettes and substances. On June 16th, 2023, the Human Organ and Tissue Donation Act received royal assent, moving New Brunswick to a presumed consent model for organ and tissue donation.
As well as being an active member of his party, Mr. D’Amours also holds various positions on boards and participates in organizations and events in his community. Among other things, he has been Vice Chair of the northwestern region for the Tree of Hope provincial campaign, a member of the boards of directors of Alianco and the Atelier des Copains, treasurer of Les Oeuvres de l'Hôtel Dieu Saint-Basile and has chaired and co-chaired the organizing committee for the Salon du livre in Edmundston.
Mr. D’Amours has extensive professional experience, including as Business Development Manager at the Business Development Bank of Canada, from 2000 to 2004, and Regional Director at Brunswick News, beginning in 2011.
He received a Bachelor of Arts in multidisciplinary studies (political science and management) in 1997, a Bachelor of Commerce (management and accounting) in 1998 and a Master’s in Business Administration from L’Université de Moncton in 2022. He also holds diplomas in accounting and management.
Mr. D’Amours lives in Edmundston with his wife, Hélène, and two daughters, Émilie and Alexandra.
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