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 48)
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 currently sits as an Independent.[3]

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

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.[6][7] Following her election, she was named to the NDP's shadow cabinet as critic for people with disabilities.

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