Jacques Dupuis (politician)

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Jacques P. Dupuis
MNA for Saint-Laurent
In office
November 30, 1998 – August 9, 2010
Preceded by Normand Cherry
Succeeded by Jean-Marc Fournier
Personal details
Born (1948-11-25) November 25, 1948 (age 66)
Montreal, Quebec
Political party Quebec Liberal Party
Profession lawyer
Cabinet Minister of Public Safety
Government House Leader

Jacques P. Dupuis (born November 25, 1948 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian politician and lawyer. A member of the Quebec Liberal Party and former MNA for Saint-Laurent in the Montreal region, Dupuis is also a former Quebec Minister of Justice and was Minister of Public Security until 2010.

Dupuis has a law degree from the Université de Montréal and was named to the Barreau du Québec in 1974. and is a former lawyer. He was a lawyer from 1974 to 1986 and from 1996 to 1997. He was also a designated teacher in Halifax, Nova Scotia a chief of staff for the Ministry of Workforce, Income Security and vocational training and for the Quebec Liberal Party and an Attorney General. He was also the vice-president of Association of Criminal Defence Lawyers of Montreal and a member of the Administrative Law Society.

He was first elected in the 1998 election in the riding of Saint-Laurent. In his first term, as an opposition member, he sat as critic to the Minister of Public Security from 1999 to 2003. He was re-elected in the 2003 election. In his second term he was named to the Cabinet, and also served as Minister of Reform of Democratic Institutions and Minister Responsible for the Laurentides Region and the Lanaudière from 2003 to 2005.

He was re-elected in 2007, and was renamed the Minister of Public Security and was added the portfolio of Justice but was no longer the Government House Leader and Deputy Premier, positions that were given to Jean-Marc Fournier and Nathalie Normandeau respectively.

Following his re-election in 2008, Dupuis kept his Public Safety Minister portfolio while adding the Canadian Intergovernmental Affairs and Democratic Institutions Reform but gave up the Justice portfolio to newcomer Kathleen Weil. In addition, Dupuis was renamed the House Leader after Fournier did not run for re-election. On June 23, 2009, Dupuis gave up on request the portfolio of Canadian Intergovermental Affairs to Claude Bechard during a cabinet shuffle.[1]

He announced he was resigning from the National Assembly on August 9, 2010.[2]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Canadian Press (August 9, 2010). "Public Security Minister Jacques Dupuis resigns from politics". CTV Montreal. Retrieved 2010-08-09. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Monique Gagnon-Tremblay
Deputy Premier of Quebec
2005–2007
Succeeded by
Nathalie Normandeau
Preceded by
Andre Boisclair
Government House Leader (1st time)
2003–2007
Succeeded by
Jean-Marc Fournier
Preceded by
Jean-Marc Fournier
Government House Leader (2nd time)
2008–2010
Succeeded by
Jean-Marc Fournier
Preceded by
Jacques Chagnon
Minister of Public Security
2005–2010
Succeeded by
Robert Dutil
Preceded by
Marc Bellemare
Minister of Justice (1st time)
2004–2005
Succeeded by
Yvon Marcoux
Preceded by
Yvon Marcoux
Minister of Justice (2nd time)
2007–2008
Succeeded by
Kathleen Weil
Preceded by
Benoit Pelletier
Minister of Canadian Intergovernmental Affairs & Democratic Institutions Reform
2008–2009
Succeeded by
Claude Bechard