Manon Perreault

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Manon Perreault
MP
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Montcalm
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 30, 2011
Preceded by Roger Gaudet
Personal details
Born (1965-12-29) December 29, 1965 (age 49)
Rimouski, Quebec
Political party Independent (2014-present)
New Democratic Party (2011-2014)
Residence Saint-Jacques, Quebec

Manon Perreault (born December 29, 1965 in Rimouski, Quebec)[1] is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in the 2011 election.[2] She represented the electoral district of Montcalm as a member of the New Democratic Party until June 6, 2014 when she was suspended from the NDP caucus after being charged with public mischief. She had told police some items had been stolen from her office, when in truth a former employee had the items and voluntarily offered to return them. She was subsequently convicted on March 20, 2015.[3] She currently sits as an Independent.[4]

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.[5] Perreault became a paraplegic, following an equestrian accident in 1993.[6]

She joins former 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.[7][8] Following her election, she was named to the NDP's shadow cabinet as critic for people with disabilities.

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