The Brian Mulroney Institute of Government Distinguished Speakers Series Presents
A Conversation With The Hon. Sean Fraser
September 22, 2022
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mulroney Hall 2030
The Mulroney Institute’s Distinguished Speaker Series is honoured to welcome The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. Minister Fraser will be joining the Institute for a discussion on, among other topics, his journey from Member of Parliament to Cabinet Minister, Canada’s immigration strategy, and how today’s youth can gain leadership skills to become the change-makers of the future.
Join us in-person or on Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83768292897
All are welcome. The event will follow StFX’s COVID-19 protocols.
The Honourable Sean Fraser was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Central Nova in 2015.
Minister Fraser previously served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance and to the Minister of Middle-Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance from 2019 to 2021, and as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change from 2018 to 2019. In 2021, he also served concurrently as Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister. In October 2021, he became Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. As Canada’s Minister of Immigration, he is currently leading Canada’s efforts to boost immigration levels to help drive the post-pandemic economic recovery.
In April 2022, Minister Fraser was named one of this year’s Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum.
Before entering politics, Minister Fraser had a successful legal career with one of Canada’s top-ranked law firms, where he practised commercial litigation and international dispute resolution.
He is a long-time volunteer, having served as the Vice-President of a local branch of the United Nations Association in Canada, acted as a Research Fellow with the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law, and provided pro bono legal services to the local Boys and Girls Club and vulnerable community members.
Minister Fraser holds a law degree from Dalhousie University, a Master’s degree in Public International Law from Leiden University in the Netherlands, and a Bachelor of Science from St. Francis Xavier University.
Minister Fraser grew up in Pictou County and has family throughout the Town and County of Antigonish. He enjoys spending time in Central Nova with his wife, Sarah, and their children, Molly and Jack.