Mr. Alward served as Premier of New Brunswick from 2010 to 2014, following which he was appointed Canada’s Consul General in Boston. As Canada’s senior diplomat in the region, he was responsible for Canada’s relationship and outreach with the New England Congressional delegation, Governors and their administrations, State Houses, senior business leaders, business organizations, academia, and NGO’s. As part of this role, he worked closely with Canadian counterparts both Federally and Provincially. Throughout his time in New England, he served under two Canadian Prime Ministers, during a period of great political and global health and safety turmoil. Despite the complex and polarized climate, he played an active role in achieving positive results for Canada. Some of these accomplishments included;
- (i) Re-negotiation of NAFTA;
- (ii) Removal of Steel and Aluminum Tariffs;
- (iii) Canada’s outreach on PPE’s and COVID-19 vaccines; and
- (iv) Numerous Energy and Climate Change-related legislation and projects.
Mr. Alward lives in the Woodstock area, and previously represented the riding as its Member of the Legislative Assembly.