Senator Mockler was appointed to the Senate by the Right Honourable Stephen Harper in December 2008. Mr. Percy Mockler represents the province of New Brunswick. He is a member of the Senate Standing Committee on Official Languages, member of the Senate Standing Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources and member of the Senate Standing Committee on National Finance. Senator Mockler is also a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of la Francophonie (Canadian section), for which he is the parliamentary Secretary. Mr. Mockler was for many years a Member of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, having first been elected in 1982. As a provincial MLA, Mr. Mockler held several portfolios including Solicitor General, Minister for Human Resources Development and Housing, Minister of Family and Community Services, Minister of Transportation, and Minister of Intergovernmental and International Relations. He was also Minister responsible for La Francophonie and presided over the organization of the 2004 celebrations. Mr. Mockler was also Minister responsible for Service New Brunswick, Minister of Wellness, Culture and Sport, and Minister responsible for the Immigration and Repatriation Secretariat. Mr. Mockler is a former advisory member for the Department of Foreign Affairs’ Trade Opportunities Strategy. He has given his time to many organizations within his community. He was the founder and president of the St. Leonard Cross-Country Skiing Club, was a member of the Groupe focus du Nord-Ouest of the University of Moncton, a member of the Center for International Business Studies of the University of Moncton and the University of New Brunswick, a member of the first Economic Development Commission for the region of St. Leonard, the treasurer of the local hunting and fishing association, a member of the board of directors of the Credit Union, and the president of the District 32 Homogeneous School Board. Mr. Mockler was recognized for his exceptional contribution during the 1998 ice storm by the towns of Saint-Hyacinthe and Beloeil in Quebec. Since February 23, 2002, the Saint-Louis-Maillet Foundation of the University of Moncton (Edmundston Campus) awards the annual Percy-Mockler Scholarship in his honour. In May 2005, he received a Canadian Red Cross citation for his involvement during the tsunami crisis in Asia. In May 2005, the Canadian Cancer Society also gave him a certificate of recognition for his outstanding contribution to the cause. That same year, he was recognized as alumnus of the year from the Faculty of Administration of the University of Moncton (Moncton Campus). On the National Day of Romania in December 2005, Mr. Mockler was made a member of the Order of Great Friends of Romania. Mr. Mockler has a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Moncton. He and his wife, Suzanne Soucy have four children and they live in St. Leonard, New Brunswick.