local business leader


Aldéa Landry, CM, PC, QC
Landal Inc.
Moncton, New Brunswick


Aldéa Landry is a lawyer and business woman who has been a civil servant with the New Brunswick Department of Justice, a legal practitioner in a law firm that she co-founded, and a Cabinet Minister and Deputy Premier of New Brunswick in the government of Premier Frank McKenna. She is president of Landal Inc., a consulting firm based in Moncton, New Brunswick, offering integrated services in organizational and business development and in International Cooperation. She is also vice-president of Diversis Inc., a consulting firm specializing in immigration and diversity.

She is recognized for her involvement in the community and in business. A former chair of the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (the first woman to occupy that position), she was a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Canada and of the Security Intelligence Review Committee.

She presently sits on the board of directors of several corporations, as well as national and community organizations including The Shaw Group Ltd., The Bragg Group of Companies, the Canadian Investors Protection Fund, Moosehead Breweries Ltd., Care Canada, the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute, the Wind Energy Institute of Canada, Accreditation Canada, and the Canadian University of Dubai. She is a member of the Governor-General Advisory Committee of the Order of Canada and Chancellor of Université Sainte-Anne of Nova-Scotia.

Appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1987 (Q.C.) and to the Privy Council of Canada in 2005 (P.C.), she was awarded the Order of Canada in 2006 (C.M.) and received The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. She holds honorary Doctorate degrees from four universities. In 2009, she was the recipient of the Prix Murielle Fergusson Award created by the Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce to recognize outstanding women in business and leadership roles. In both 2009 and 2010, she was named one of the Top 100: Canada’s Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network. In November 2013, she will be inducted in the New Brunswick Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame.