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Paul E. McIntyre

Senator Paul E. McIntyre

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 Criminal Code Board of Review 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 also continues to organize numerous sporting events in his community. Among other things, he was the main sponsor of the 2018 Canadian Biathlon Championships which was held on his behalf in Charlo. He is also active in several sports such as hockey, cross-country skiing, and running. He participated and completed more than 200 running races (5km, 10km, and half marathon). He has also completed 59 (42.2km or 26.2miles) 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’. And he  is hoping to publish a book of poetry in the near future.

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: Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, Official Languages, National Security and Defence, as well as on the Subcommittee on Veteran’s Affairs. 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 edition of the 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.

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