Brian Macdonald (politician)

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Brian Macdonald
Brian Macdonald at LAV unveiling.jpg
Brian Macdonald at LAV unveiling
Member of the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly
for Fredericton West-Hanwell
Fredericton-Silverwood (2010-2014)
Assumed office
October 12, 2010
Preceded by Rick Miles
Personal details
Political party Progressive Conservative
Residence Fredericton
Alma mater University of King's College, Royal Military College of Canada, London School of Economics
Occupation soldier, policy advisor

Brian Macdonald is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick in the 2010 provincial election. He represents the electoral district of Fredericton West-Hanwell (and previously for Fredericton-Silverwood) as a member of the Progressive Conservatives.[1]

Macdonald served as Government Whip and Legislative Secretary to the Premier with responsible for Intergovernmental Affairs and Military Affairs from 2010 to 2014.[2]

In the 2014 provincial election he was elected in the new riding of Fredericton West-Hanwell defeating New Brunswick NDP leader Dominic Cardy.[3]

On January 21, 2016, Macdonald announced his candidacy for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick.[4][5]

On June 22, 2016 Macdonald helped to unveil the LAV Memorial for Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan in Oromocto.[6]


Before entering provincial politics, Macdonald served in the Canadian Forces in Bosnia and worked in Iraq. He had served as a policy advisor to the previous Minister of National Defence Peter Mackay.[2]


Macdonald studied politics and history at the Royal Military College of Canada. Macdonald did his graduate studies in England at the London School of Economics where he earned his master's degree in politics as a Mackenzie King Travelling Scholar.


  1. ^ New Brunswick Votes 2010: Fredericton-Silverwood., September 27, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "MLA biography". Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick. Retrieved 2016-06-25. 
  3. ^ "NB NDP leader Cardy loses in Fredericton West-Hanwell, Macdonald retains seat". Global News. September 22, 2014. Retrieved 2016-01-27. 
  4. ^ "Brian Macdonald launches Progressive Conservative leadership bid". CBC News. January 21, 2016. Retrieved 2016-01-27. 
  5. ^ "First contender enters leadership race for N.B. Progressive Conservatives". Metro. January 21, 2016. Retrieved 2016-01-27. 
  6. ^ "Memorial for Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan unveiled in N.B.". CTV News. June 22, 2016. Retrieved 2016-06-29. 

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