The Honourable Scott Brison, the Member of Parliament for Kings—Hants (Nova Scotia), has been elected to Canada's House of Commons in seven general elections between June 1997 and October 2015.
Prime Minister Trudeau appointed Minister Brison to the federal cabinet as President of the Treasury Board in November 2015. In July 2018, he welcomed additional responsibilities after being appointed Minister of Digital Government.
He has served as a member of the Cabinet Committee on Agenda, Results and Communications that tracks progress on the government’s priorities; the Cabinet Committee on Inclusive Growth, Opportunities and Innovation that considers strategies to promote inclusive economic growth, opportunity, employment, and social security; the Cabinet Committee on Open and Transparent Government; and the ad-hoc Cabinet Committee on Defence Procurement.
During his years in opposition, he notably served as Vice-Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. On the international scene, he served as a member of the Trilateral Commission, and he was named by the World Economic Forum of Davos, Switzerland, as one of its "Young Global Leaders."
Minister Brison served as Minister of Public Works and Government Services, and Receiver General of Canada from 2004 to 2006 and, previously, as Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister with special emphasis on Canada-U.S. relations.
Minister Brison has had extensive private sector experience as an entrepreneur and investment banker. He has served as Vice-President of a Canadian investment bank and as Chairman of SeaFort Capital Inc., a Canadian private equity firm.
Minister 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 10, 1967, and graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance in 1989. He has completed the Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century Executive Education Program at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.
In his spare time, he enjoys economics, foreign policy, sea kayaking, downhill skiing, and growing apples, and has recently planted a small vineyard.