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ministre-luc-blanchetteLuc Blanchette

Member for Rouyn-Noranda–Témiscamingue
Quebec Liberal Party
Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks
Minister responsible for the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region
Minister responsible for the Nord-du-Québec region

Biography

Born in Cap-de-la-Madeleine (Trois-Rivières) on February 25, 1960
Married to Martine Rioux and father of three children

Education

  • Master’s degree in project management, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (1996)
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, Université de Sherbrooke (1982)
  • Diploma of College Studies in social sciences, Cégep de Trois-Rivières (1979)

Political, Parliamentary and Ministerial Offices

Elected as Member for Rouyn-Noranda–Témiscamingue in the general election held on April 7, 2014

Current Offices

    • Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks since August 20, 2016
    • Member of the Comité ministériel de l’économie, de la création d’emplois et du développement durable since May 7, 2014
    • Minister responsible for the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region since April 23, 2014
    • Minister responsible for the Nord-du-Québec region since April 23, 2014

Previous Offices

  • Member of the Comité ministériel du Plan Nord from May 7, 2014 to January 28, 2016
  • Minister for Mines from April 23, 2014 to August 24, 2016