Former N.B. premier has no plans to retire from public life

Twenty years ago on Friday, Frank McKenna fulfilled a promise and resigned as New Brunswick premier, exactly one decade to the day after he took power.

But McKenna has never really left the public stage, continuing to serve as a sort of "premier emeritus."

The 69-year-old deputy chairman of Toronto-Dominion Bank continues to speak passionately about issues affecting Canada and New Brunswick.

Donald Savoie, Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Governance at the University of Moncton, says McKenna's committment to bringing jobs to New Brunswick remains as strong as when he was premier.

McKenna says he has acquired a lot of knowledge and experience and wants to continue to provoke debate for the rest of his life.

McKenna served exactly 10 years as premier, but says he has no plans to retire from public life.