The Honourable Steven Blaney

Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Lévis-Bellechasse (Quebec)

Steven Blaney was first elected to the House of Commons in 2006 and re-elected in 2008 and 2011.

In July 2013, Mr. Blaney was appointed Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. Previously, he was appointed Minister of Veterans Affairs in May 2011, and to the additional position of Minister for La Francophonie in February 2013.

Mr. Blaney was appointed Vice-Chair of the Conservative Quebec Caucus and in October 2008, he became Chair. He served on the standing committees on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, and on Environment and Sustainable Development. In light of the importance of the mission in Afghanistan, Mr. Blaney later joined the Standing Committee on National Defence and participated in a visit to Kandahar.

In May 2007, Mr. Blaney became Chair of the Standing Committee on Official Languages, which strives to promote linguistic duality throughout the country.

After he graduated from the Université de Sherbrooke, Mr. Blaney became a civil engineer in 1988 and then obtained a Master of Business Administration in 2002 in Lévis. After his studies, he worked as a consultant, an entrepreneur and an advisor for urban infrastructure and environmental technologies.

Mr. Blaney is married to Marie Bouchard and has two children.