François Benjamin

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François Benjamin
MNA for Berthier
In office
April 25, 2007 – November 5, 2008
Preceded by Alexandre Bourdeau
Succeeded by André Villeneuve
Personal details
Born (1962-04-18) April 18, 1962 (age 52)
Montreal, Quebec
Political party CAQ
ADQ
Spouse(s) Line Léveillé

François Benjamin (born April 18, 1962 in Montreal, Quebec) is a politician in Quebec. He was an Action démocratique du Québec (ADQ) Member of the National Assembly for the electoral district of Berthier from 2007 to 2008.

From 1999 until his election as MNA, he served as mayor of Mandeville and was the prefect for D'Autray Regional County Municipality. He also worked for Arcon Canada as a supervisor, for Canada Post as an entrepreneur and for Cité-Amérique as a supervisor for the technical production for the movie Séraphin: Heart of Stone that was filmed in Mandeville in 2002.

Benjamin was first elected to the National Assembly in the 2007 election with 42% of the vote. Parti Québécois (PQ) incumbent Alexandre Bourdeau finished second with 35% of the vote. He took office on April 12, 2007 [1] and became the Official Opposition's Shadow Minister for Culture and Communications on April 19, 2007.[2]

Before joining the ADQ and CAQ, Benjamin supported the PQ.[3]

In the 2012 election, he ran unsuccessfully for the CAQ in Berthier.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Daniel Turp (PQ)
Official Opposition's Shadow Minister for Culture and Communications
2007–Current
Succeeded by
Incumbent