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Bernard Richard
1998, 20th century
Cotton web, leather and metal
14.7 x 126 cm
Gift of M. Stéphane LeBlanc
This artefact belongs to : © Musée acadien of the Université de Moncton
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Bernard Richard was born April 11, 1951, and spent part of his childhood near Cap Pelé, NB. He earned a bachelor of arts degree (in psychology) from the Université de Moncton and a bachelor of law from the University of New Brunswick.

He was first elected to the New Brunswick legislative assembly on September 23, 1991, as the member for Shédiac. The experienced politician headed a number of important government departments, including education, intergovernmental and Native affairs and justice.

In 1998 Richard ran for leader of the provincial Liberal Party, but didn't win. He was chosen as leader of the official opposition and interim leader of the Liberal Party of New Brunswick in March 2001.

  • What

    Scarves like this one were given to Bernard Richard's supporters when he was running for leader of the Liberal Party in 1998.

  • Where

    Bernard Richard was MLA for Shédiac-Cap Pelé in southwestern New Brunswick for a dozen years, from 1991 to 2002.

  • When

    Since January 3, 2004, Bernard Richard has been ombudsman of the province of New Brunswick.

  • Who

    Bernard Richard ran for the Parti acadien in the 1974 New Brunswick provincial elections in the riding of Shédiac.