It has always been Gilles’ belief that we all have a responsibility to contribute whatever and whenever we can to the social fabric of our community.
Born and raised in the fishing village of Cap-Pelé in 1961, Gilles’ father was a fisherman and carpenter, while his mother worked at the local seafood processing plants in season. Gilles graduated from Louis-J-Robichaud High School in Shediac in 1979, and then returned to college to graduate with honours from Moncton, New Brunswick, Community College in the field of Mechanical Engineering Technology in 1987. He has been self-employed as the proprietor of his own construction estimating & consulting company since 1995 to present day.
Gilles lives in Saint-André-LeBlanc, in the rural community of Beaubassin-East with his family, his adopted home since 1999.
After over 30 years of service to his community in many local organizations, all while working at a full-time job, he often wonders how fulfilling it would be to be able to contribute to community service on a full-time basis. Provincial & federal politics seems the perfect venue to be able to contribute more to the well-being of the community at large, and therefore his decision to offer his services in the political world.
It has always been his belief that we all have a responsibility to contribute whatever and whenever we can to the social fabric of our community and this, he has steadily endeavoured to do to the best of his abilities.
Gilles is a member of his local church parish and Knights of Columbus in Cap-Pelé & Shemogue, and environmental organizations such as the Cap-Pelé/Beaubassin-East Watershed Group and volunteer for ECO2025 for Shediac-Beaubassin-Cap-Pelé. He also participates in local cultural activities and organizations such as the Saint-André-LeBlanc Community Center and the Cormier Family Reunion & Beaubassin-East Day during the World Acadian Congress in South-East New Brunswick.
Gilles has also been involved in public safety activities for youth such as the Annual Cap-Pelé Bicycle Rodeo, and the Cap-Pelé/Beaubassin-East Chamber of Commerce. He has also been a ward councillor on the Beaubassin-East Rural Community Council for 10 years, as well as District Education Council for the Francophone south School District for nine years.