Scott Brison was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Kings–Hants in 1997. He was originally elected as a Progressive Conservative but crossed the floor to the Liberals in 2003 after the PCs merged with the Canadian Alliance.
He has been named President of the Treasury Board by Prime Minister Trudeau. Prior to the October 2015 election he served as vice-chair of the Standing Committee on Finance and the Liberal Party’s finance critic.
In the previous Liberal government he served as Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Receiver General of Canada. Brison was the youngest member of Paul Martin’s cabinet. He also served on the cabinet committees for Treasury Board, domestic affairs and expenditure review. He was the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister under Jean Chretien, with a focus on Canada-US Relations.
Brison has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University. He also completed the Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century Executive Education Program at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. Before running for the House of Commons, Brison worked in the private sector as an investment banker.
He is a member of the Trilateral Commission and was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
Brison is married to Maxime St-Pierre and they live with their twin girls in Cheverie, Nova Scotia.