Camille Henri Thériault (born February 25, 1955) served as the 29th premier of New Brunswick from 1998 to 1999.Early life
The son of Joséphine Martin and Norbert Thériault, a former provincial cabinet minister and Canadian Senator, Camille Thériault was born in Baie-Sainte-Anne, New Brunswick, and graduated from École Régionale de Baie Sainte-Anne. He then obtained a bachelor of social science degree with a major in political science from the Université de Moncton.Political careerThériault was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick in the 1987 provincial election that saw the Liberal Party, of which he was a member, win every seat in the province.Due to the unusual situation of leading a government with no parliamentary opposition, Premier Frank McKenna named backbench members of his caucus to form a shadow cabinet. Thériault was the leader of this "unofficial opposition", which met daily when the house
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