The Honourable Scott Brison, PC – Doctor of Civil Laws ('20)

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The Honourable Scott Brison is BMO’s Vice-Chair, Investment & Corporate Banking. He joined BMO in 2019 when he left public life.

Until 2019, Mr. Brison served as Member of Parliament for the constituency of Kings–Hants, Nova Scotia, for 21 years. He was elected seven consecutive times and garnered more than 70 per cent of the vote in his final campaign.

During his seven years in government, he held key roles, most recently as President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Digital Government from 2015 to 2019. He was Minister of Public Works and Government Services from 2004 to 2006 and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, with special emphasis on Canada–U.S. relations, from 2003 to 2004.

In June 2020, Mr. Brison became Dalhousie University’s eighth chancellor.

He was named by the World Economic Forum of Davos, Switzerland, as one of its "Young Global Leaders." In 2010, he was awarded the Order of San Carlos by Colombian President Álvaro Uribe in recognition of his contributions to the Canada–Colombia Free Trade Agreement.

Mr. Brison serves on the board of Bond Resources Inc., the Canada–China Business Council, the Macdonald Stewart Foundation, CJPAC, and the advisory board of the Canadian American Business Council. He previously served as Chairman of SeaFort Capital Inc.

He earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie in 1989. He has completed the Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century Executive Education Program at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.

Mr. Brison and his husband Mr. Maxime St-Pierre have twin daughters Rose and Claire.