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14344 Mr. Bruce Poulin (RMC 1992) is running for municipal council in Rideau-Rockliffe Ward after more than 22 years in the military, and another 10 years as an entrepreneur and a member of The Royal Canadian Legion. Born to a working class family in Eastview, Bruce Poulin grew up and was educated in Ontario, Québec and the United States. Bruce is a first Class Honours graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada, in Kingston. Bruce also holds a Masters degree in International Relations, from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University. Bruce is experienced in government operations and used his studies to rise quickly in the military. Bruce was a driving force in creating the influential Pearson Peacekeeping Centre; He also received the Canadian Forces Decoration for 22 years of service, good conduct and efficiency.
Today, Bruce Poulin works as a Service Officer in the Legion. In this capacity, he acts in the interests of serving, retired injured veterans and RCMP personnel.
Bruce Poulin has been an active volunteer in his local community for more than 25 years where, among other things, he oversaw the introduction of young women into minor hockey. In 2002, Bruce was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal for his exceptional community work. Bruce was the acclaimed Progressive Conservative candidate during the 2007 Ontario provincial election and earned the Trillium Award for outstanding candidate in the province. Bruce is a member of the Eastview Branch of the Legion where he received the 2009 Vanier Appreciation Award for volunteerism. Bruce is a member of the Knights of Columbus and received the 2009 Chevalier de l’année Award. Bruce is also an active volunteer with the Moose Lodge, Action Vanier, and Muséoparc Vanier Museopark.
Today, Bruce Poulin remains motivated by the same real life experiences he grew with: hard work, accountability and the belief in opportunity. Bruce is a member of a long line of Poulin and Cyr families. He was born in Eastview and now lives in Forbes park. He is the proud father of Jean-Mathieu, Olivier and Catherine. http://www.brucepoulin.ca/