François Pilon

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François Pilon
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Laval—Les Îles
Assumed office
May 2, 2011
Preceded by Raymonde Folco
Personal details
Born 1958
Political party New Democratic Party
This article is about Canadian politician and MP. For French philosopher, see François Pillon.

François Pilon (born 1958) is a politician in the Canadian province of Quebec. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 2011 federal election as the member for Laval-Les Îles. Pilon is a member of the New Democratic Party.

Pilon was born in 1958 in Laval and has a background in architectural design. He is active in the labour movement, having served as vice-president of the Syndicat des Cols Bleus de la Ville de Laval from late 1998 to 2006.[1][2][3] In 1999, he helped lead his union into the Canadian Union of Public Employees.[4]

He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons on his fourth attempt, previously running in the riding of Honoré-Mercier, which the NDP also took in 2011.

He is not to be confused with another François Pilon who has run for the Green Party in Montreal.


  1. ^ Pilon originally became vice-president of the union on an interim basis. See Allison Lampert, "Union leaders quit after members reject accord: Resignations stall talks on deal with Laval blue collars," Montreal Gazette, 22 November 1998, A4.
  2. ^ Canada Votes 2008: Results, Ridings & Candidates: Honoré-Mercier, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, accessed 7 April 2011.
  3. ^ Historique du syndicat, Syndicat des Cols Bleus de la Ville de Laval, accessed 7 April 2011.
  4. ^ Allison Lampert, "Unions clash over workers," Montreal Gazette, 4 November 1999, A9.