Denis Losier, P.C., C.M.
Denis Losier was appointed on September 3, 2008, as a Member of the Security Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC).
He was born on June 14, 1952, in Tracadie. After completing his schooling in Tracadie, Mr. Losier obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 1973 and a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Economy) in 1974 from the University of Moncton. He continued his studies at the University of Western Ontario, where he received a Master's of Arts (Economy). In May 2003, Mr. Losier was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Business Administration from the Université de Moncton. Mr. Losier also received two Paul Harris Awards from the Rotary Club for his community services.
He started his career as an economist by accepting a position at the former Federal Ministry for Regional Industrial Expansion. He then went on to become President of the Société des Acadiens du Nouveau-Brunswick. From 1984 to 1986, he was First Secretary for Industrial Cooperation at the Canadian Embassy in Paris. He returned to Canada to accept the position of Executive Director of the Conseil Économique du Nouveau-Brunswick; in June 1988, he was appointed Deputy Commissioner of Economic Development in Premier Frank McKenna's office.
On November 14, 1988, Mr. Losier was elected MLA in the constituency of Tracadie and was reelected in September 1991.
On June 15, 1989, Mr. Losier was appointed Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture. On October 9, 1991, he was appointed Minister of Commerce and Technology and Minister of Tourism, Recreation and Heritage, after the two departments were combined. This department was subsequently renamed Department of Economic Development and Tourism. Mr. Losier was a member of the Cabinet Policies and Priorities Committee as well as of the Budget Committee and co-chairman of the Ministers' Committee on Internal Trade, a federal-provincial-territorial committee.
Mr. Losier was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Assumption Mutual Life Insurance Company of Moncton on September 1, 1994. Mr. Losier is also Chairman of Assumption Life's subsidiaries and Louisbourg Investments, a company specializing in pension fund management, with assets of more than $1.3 billion under management.
Assumption Life is one of the major insurance companies in the Maritimes, with assets in excess of $600 million and has 50,000 policyholders in Canada.
Mr. Losier is a member of boards of well-known public companies such as Canadian National, NAV Canada, Enbridge Gas NB, PlazaCorp Retail Property Ltd., as well as several associations and groups, namely, Atlantic Provinces Economic Council, Conseil économique du N.-B., Beauséjour Regional Health Authority, Fondation Dr-Georges-L.-Dumont, Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association, Atlantic Cancer Research Institute as well as chair of its Discoveries Campaign. Mr. Losier was also co-chair of the Université de Moncton Excellence Campaign.
He is married to Cécile Mallais and they have three children: Andrée Pascale, Joshua and Jessica.
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