|Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Laporte|
|Preceded by||Pierre Marois|
|Succeeded by||Michel Audet|
June 1, 1936 |
|Relations||Monique Landry, sister
Jacques Miquelon, uncle
Born in Verdun, Quebec, the son of Louis-Auguste Bourbeau and Antoinette Miquelon, Bourbeau studied at the Séminaire de Sherbrooke and the University of Montreal before receiving a Diploma in Law from McGill University in 1959. He became a notary in 1960 and practiced in Montreal from 1960 to 1981. From 1970 to 1978, he served as a city councillor in Saint-Lambert, Quebec. He was mayor from 1978 to 1981.
In 1981, he was elected to the National Assembly of Quebec for Laporte. A Liberal, he was re-elected in 1985, 1989, 1994, and 1998. He did not run in 2003. He held many different cabinet positions including Minister of Municipal Affairs, Responsible for Housing; Minister of Manpower, Income Security and Vocational Training; and Minister of Finance.
He was the Chairman of the Board at Hydro-Québec from 2003 to 2005. From 1998 to 2003, he was Chairman of the Wilfrid Pelletier Foundation. As well, he was Chairman of the Jeunesses Musicales of Canada Foundation.
Electoral record (partial)
|Quebec general election, 1985: Laporte|
|Parti Québécois||Maurice Collette||8,966||30.26|
|New Democratic||Jean-François Fiset||1,137||3.84|
|Progressive Conservative||Thérèse Michaud L'Écuyer||387||1.31|
|Christian Socialist||Nicole Séguin||68||0.23|
|United Social Credit||Joseph Ranger||62||0.21|
|Total valid votes||29,632||100.00|
|Rejected and declined votes||531|
|Electors on the lists||39,039|