Dianne Brushett is a businesswoman and a community-minded individual who was a strong voice in Ottawa for her constituents while serving as the Member of Parliament for Cumberland-Colchester from 1993 to 1997.
With degrees from the University of New Brunswick School of Medical Technology, and a B.A. From St. Mary's University, Ms. Brushett was the co-founder of Nova Scotia-based Dominion Biologicals ltd., a successful international diagnostic company.
Ms. Brushett served three terms as a Truro Town Councillor, and is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Nova Scotia Hospital Association, the Colchester Regional Hospital, Colchester Regional Development Agency, the Children's Aid Society and the Truro and District Chamber of Commerce.
While serving in Ottawa as an MP, Ms. Brushett played a vital role in effecting government policy and legislation. She was appointed three times to the Standing Committee on Finance and chaired the Committee for Electoral Boundary Reform for the Atlantic Region. She also served as Vice-chair for the Prime Minister's Task Force on Commercializing Government Science Research. Between 1993 and 1997, she was the Atlantic Caucus Whip.
Her priority is to ensure that every small municipality has a reliable source of clean drinking water and a sewage treatment facility.
Her two grown children, Sean and Samara, live and work in the United States. She also has a seven-year-old granddaughter Shannon.