Conservative Party of Canada
Before her appointment to the Senate, Rose-May Poirier was the Member of Legislative Assembly in New Brunswick representing the people of Rogersville-Kouchibouguac for three terms. First elected in 1999, Senator Poirier has served as Minister of the Office of Human Resources, Minister of Local Government and Minister Responsible for Aboriginal Affairs. Immediately prior to her appointment, she acted as the Opposition Critic for issues relating to the Office of the Premier, the New Brunswick Liquor Corporation and the Secretariat for Community Non-Profit Organizations. Previous to her election to the provincial legislature, Senator Poirier was a successful businessperson working as an insurance representative and as an executive VIP manager for Tupperware Canada. She also served on the Saint-Louis de Kent town council. Senator Poirier is married to Donald and they reside in Saint-Louis de Kent.