Bernard Brodeur is a notary. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Law and Notarial Law from the Université Laval. He is also the owner of a Limousin cattle breeding operation since 1985. He was Chair of the Import-Export Committee of the Canadian Limousin Association from 1986 to 1987 and President of the Québec Limousin Breeders Association from 1989 to 1991.
Elected as Member for Shefford in the by-election held on February 28, 1994, Bernard Brodeur was reelected in the 1994, 1998 and 2003 general elections. He was the Official Opposition Critic for Transport. In 2004, Quebec Premier Jean Charest made him Chair of the Committee on Culture.