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Darrell Samson

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Darrell Samson
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence

Darrell Samson was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook in 2015.

A proud Acadian, Mr. Samson is an educator, administrator, politician, entrepreneur, and defender of linguistic and cultural minorities.

Early in his career, Mr. Samson was the owner of three successful small businesses in the retail and construction sectors. He also gained experience in the public education sector, including as the Superintendent of Schools for the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial, Nova Scotia’s only French school board. He also served as an elected official on numerous boards, including as National President of Le Regroupement national des directions générales de l’éducation. Before serving as National President, he was awarded the organization’s Prix Edgar-Gallant award for the positive impact he had on French-language education at the provincial and national levels.

Mr. Samson received a Bachelor of Education and Masters in School Administration from the Université de Moncton and a specialization in second language teaching from the Université Sainte-Anne.

In the 42nd Parliament, Mr. Samson served as a member of the Veteran Affairs committee for over two years.

He is married and has three adult children. He has been a resident of the Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook area for 30 years and has deep roots in the community.