Nomination Date: 28/03/2019
Nelson is Sergeant in the Inspection and Enforcement Branch of the New Brunswick Department of Public Safety, where he has been pursuing a career for over 30 years.
After completing his high school education at Cité des Jeunes A.M. Sormany in Edmundston and training in heating and ventilation systems at the New Brunswick Community College, Nelson worked as a labourer in various sectors.
However, as early as 1987, his desire to serve and protect the public led him to take the necessary training, both at the Edmundston campus of the Université de Moncton and Holland College in Prince Edward Island, to begin and continue his career as a law enforcement officer.
Born in the rural community of Rivière-Verte in Madawaska County, and the youngest of a family of 12 children where each family member had to put their shoulder to the wheel to ensure their subsistence, Nelson knows the importance of family and its vital contribution to our communities.
Having himself been a single parent of three children (including twins) now young adults, he has first-hand experience and understands the challenges faced by the parents and children in our families.
It was somewhere between homework, lessons, work, meals, housework that Nelson also ran a small business to make ends meet. His knowledge and sensitivity to the needs and challenges of our entrepreneurs in an era of globalization and the impact of technology and artificial intelligence on their business and the lives of their employees.
Reflective of Nelson Fox’s character, energy and determination, he also finds the time and strength to contribute to his community and province as a volunteer. Among other things, Nelson has been involved for several years in minor hockey and the development of AAA Hockey on the regional scene, and on the provincial scene as Director of Hockey New Brunswick.
Nelson is concerned about what the future holds for our youth, our economy, our health and education services, and training in our riding and he is very concerned about the consequences of the governance of the current federal government. Hence his decision to run as a Conservative Party candidate in his riding of Madawaska-Restigouche in the election of October 21, 2019 in order to give a strong voice to our people and, above all, to put a stop to the era of silence of the past 4 years.