I love being a Senator. That said, I take my role very seriously and enjoy participating in the work of the Senate not only in Chamber, but also at committee level.
Paul E. McIntyre is a lawyer and member of the Canadian Bar Association and New Brunswick Barristers’ Society. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Université de Moncton, a Master of Arts (History) from the University of New Brunswick, and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Dalhousie University.
He was Chairperson of the New Brunswick Review Board from 1985 to 1998 and 2000 to 2012. He was also the senior law partner at the McIntyre Law Firm in Dalhousie, New Brunswick, until 2008. He was appointed federal Queen’s Counsel in 1993.
He is an active community member. He is the former owner and creator of the Alfred-Victoria Desrosiers Nature Park (more than 125 acres of land) and, in 2014, transferred the park as a gift to the Village of Balmoral.
He is a fundraiser to various charitable organizations, including the Salvation Army and a former Chairperson of the Charlo Fall Fair and Winter Carnival. He was also the Assistant Coordinator of the Children’s Wish Foundation (Restigouche region). He was one of the chief organizers of the Donat McIntyre Gentlemen Hockey Tournament and first President of the Charlo Lion’s Club.
He is an organizer of numerous athletic events in his community. He is also active in various sports including hockey, cross-country skiing and running. He competed and ran in more than 200 road races (5k, 10k, half-marathons). He has also participated and ran 55 (42.2km or 26.2 miles) national and international marathons including the prestigious Boston marathon.
In his spare time, he writes and recites poetry. In 1965, he was the national winner of a French poetry contest on ‘Jeunesse Oblige’.
He was appointed to the Senate on September 7th, 2012, by virtue of which he became the first Senator appointed from the county of Restigouche and more importantly, he is the first Senator born in the village of Charlo. He currently sits on various committees including Legal and Constitutional Affairs, Official Languages, and Modernization of the Senate. From July 2015 to July 2016, he was President of l’Assemblée Parlementaire de la Francophonie at both the national and international level.
On September 9th, 2016, he received the honour of being named 2016 Charlo Citizen of the Year at the Official Opening of the 43rd Charlo Fall Fair.
Since his appointment to the Senate, he continues to give a good part of his salary to various charitable organisations in his community.
He was born and still resides in Charlo, New Brunswick.