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Biography

Senator 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 again from 2000 to 2012.  He was appointed federal Queen’s Counsel in 1993 and was also the senior law partner at McIntyre Law Firm in Dalhousie, New Brunswick until 2008.

He is an active member of his community, fundraising for various charitable organizations including the Salvation Army. He is also the former chairperson of the Charlo Fall Fair and Winter Carnival. He was the Assistant Coordinator of the Children’s Wish Foundation (Restigouche region), one of the chief organizers of the Donat McIntyre Gentlemen Hockey Tournament, and first President of the Charlo Lion’s Club. Additionally, he is the former owner and the creator of the Alfred-Victoria Desrosiers Nature Park (125+ acres of land) and, in 2014, gifted the park to the Village of Balmoral. 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.

Senator McIntyre also continues to organize numerous sporting events in his community. He was the main sponsor of the 2018 Canadian Biathlon Championships which was held, on his behalf, in Charlo. He is active in several sports such as hockey, cross-country skiing, and running. He has completed more than 200 running races (5km, 10km, and half-marathons) and 60 (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’. On July 20, 2019 he published his first book of poetry titled Survivre avec orages – Poème pensées et états d’amé.

When he was appointed to the Senate on September 7th, 2012, he also became the first Senator appointed from the county of Restigouche and the first Senator born in the village of Charlo. He currently sits on various committees including Legal and Constitutional Affairs, Official Languages, National Security and Defence, and Veteran’s Affairs. From July 2014 to July 2015, he was President of l’Assemblée Parlementaire de la Francophonie at both the national and international level.

Since his appointment to the Senate, he continues to give a portion of his salary to various charitable organisations in his community.

Senator McIntyre was born and still resides in Charlo, New Brunswick.