Born in Saint-Jacques, New Brunswick, Volpé graduated from the University of Moncton in 1973 with a Bachelor of Physical Education degree and taught school until 1980. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick in 1995 and re-elected in 1999, 2003 and 2006.
He represents the electoral district of Madawaska-les-Lacs and was a member of the cabinet from 1999 to 2006. On December 19, 2006, he was elected interim leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick, he became leader of the opposition in the Legislature upon Bernard Lord's resignation from that role on January 31, 2007.
In 2009, Volpé decided that he will not be running for reelection in his home riding of Madawaska-les-Lacs.
In 2012, Volpe took the Government to the Human Rights Commission over a 1/3 cut in government pensions.
- Cumby, Meghan. Opposition leader ties the knot with former Conservative MLA. The New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal, Page A3, Wednesday, May 23, 2007.
- "Jeannot Volpé". MLA Bios - 56th Legislature. Government of New Brunswick. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
|Provincial Government of Bernard Lord|
|Cabinet Posts (2)|
|Peter Mesheau||Minister of Finance
|Doug Tyler||Minister of Natural Resources and Energy
Ashfield served as Minister of Natural Resources
Fitch served as Minister of Energy
and Bruce Fitch
|Special Cabinet Responsibilities|
|Bernard Lord||Minister responsible for the
Regional Development Corporation
|Leader of the Opposition in the
Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick
|Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick
|MLA for Madawaska-les-Lacs
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