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Scott Brison

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. He has won election to Canada's House of Commons in five general elections: June 1997, November 2000, June 2004, January 2006 and October 2008. He is a key Liberal Party spokesperson on economic issues and currently serves in the Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet as the Liberal Party Critic for International Trade and as Chairman of the Leader's Advisory Committee on Economic Strategy. He is a member of the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade.Mr. Brison has had extensive private sector experience ranging from business start-ups and U.S. market development to serving as Vice-President of a Canadian investment bank.Mr. Brison and his partner, Maxime St-Pierre live in Cheverie, Nova Scotia, on the shores of the Minas Basin, home of the world's highest tides. He was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia on May 10th, 1967 and in 1989 graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in finance. He has completed the Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century Executive Education program at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.He enjoys economics, foreign policy, sea kayaking, downhill skiing and growing apples.