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Luc Blanchette

  • Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks
  • Minister responsible for the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region and the Nord-du-Québec region

Place of birth: Cap-de-la-Madeleine

Luc Blanchette holds a DCS in social sciences from the Cégep de Trois-Rivières, a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Université de Sherbrooke and a master’s degree in project management from the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT).

In the course of his career as an economist, he has worked, for example, for the Conseil régional de développement de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue, the Commission de formation professionnelle de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue and the Office de planification et de développement du Québec. He has served as an economic consultant for a number of organizations, including Hydro-Québec, and as a regional economist with the Government of Canada. He taught at the UQAT for more than 25 years.

Mr. Blanchette has also been a member of several union, administrative or professional committees. He chaired the board of directors of the Maison de la famille de Rouyn-Noranda, the Syndicat des chargées et chargés de cours de l’UQAT and the board of directors of the CSSS de Rouyn-Noranda. He was also the treasurer of the Association québécoise d’établissements de santé et de services sociaux.

On April 7, 2014, he was elected MNA for Rouyn-Noranda–Témiscamingue and was appointed Minister for Mines and Minister responsible for the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region and the Nord-du-Québec region. Since August 20, 2016, he is Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks and Minister responsible for the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region and the Nord-du-Québec region.

Office

Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs
5700, 4e Avenue Ouest
Bureau A 301
Québec (Québec)  G1H 6R1
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Phone: 418 643-7295
Fax: 418 643-4318

Chief of staff: Gabrielle Collu
Press attaché: Gabrielle Fallu

Last update: August 22, 2016
Online as of: April 24, 2014


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