Veteran Affairs Canada has announced the new minister on its website, and we must give him a chance to understand all the issues concerning veterans before he can address them. Here is the government announcement. BONNIE
He served on the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, and on the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development. In light of the importance of the mission in Afghanistan, Mr. Blaney later joined the Standing Committee on National Defence and participated in a visit to Kandahar.
On May 31, 2007, Mr. Blaney became Chair of the Standing Committee on Official Languages, which strives to promote linguistic duality throughout the country. He is also a member of the Canada-France Interparliamentary Association.
After he graduated from the Université de Sherbrooke, Mr. Blaney became a civil engineer in 1988, and then obtained a Master of Business Administration in 2002 in Lévis. After his studies, he worked as a consultant, an entrepreneur and an advisor for urban infrastructure and environmental technologies.
Mr. Blaney is married to Marie Bouchard and has two children.