|Member of the Canadian Parliament
May 30, 2011
|Preceded by||Roger Gaudet|
December 29, 1965 |
|Political party||New Democratic Party|
Manon Perreault (born December 29, 1965 in Rimouski, Quebec) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in the 2011 election. She represents the electoral district of Montcalm as a member of the New Democratic Party.
Perreault was a municipal councillor in Sainte-Marie-Salomé, Quebec from 2002 to 2009. Before being elected to parliament, Perreault was an administrator and trainer. As a person living with restricted mobility, she worked with Kéroul, an organization promoting tourism for people with disabilities, and Handami, a regional association for people with disabilities. Perreault became a paraplegic, following an equestrian accident in 1993.
She joins cabinet minister Steven Fletcher as a member of Parliament who uses a wheelchair, and plans, among others, to use her parliamentary position to defend people with disabilities. She was named to the NDP's shadow cabinet as critic for people with disabilities.
- "PARLINFO - Parliamentarian File - Complete File - PERREAULT, Manon". Parliament of Canada. Retrieved 2012-04-28.
- Election 2011: Montcalm. The Globe and Mail, May 2, 2011.
- "Get to know your MPs, NDP edition." Vancouver Sun, May 8, 2011.
- " Number of MPs with physical disabilities doubles in the 41st Parliament Samara Canada 21 October 2011
- "Montcalm aussi devient orange." La Revue (Terrebonne), May 3, 2011.
- "Une députée NPD veut plus d'accessibilité pour les chaises roulantes." La Presse (Montreal), 1 October 2011
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