Nicole Ménard

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Nicole Menard
MNA for Laporte
Incumbent
Assumed office
April 25, 2007
Preceded by Michel Audet
Personal details
Born Saint-Constant, Quebec
Political party Quebec Liberal Party
Spouse(s) Réjean Lefebvre
Profession banking and finance

Nicole Ménard (born in Saint-Constant, Quebec) is a Quebec politician. She is the current Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for the riding of Laporte in the Montérégie region. She is a member of the Quebec Liberal Party and the current Minister of Tourism.

She studied at the École des hautes études commerciales de Montréal and the Centre international de recherches et d'études en management in business administration and strategic management before taking an Advanced Executive Program at Northwestern University in Chicago.

Menard has worked at the Bank of Montreal since 1967 and was the director of the bank's regional division in Montreal North. She has been the vice-president of the bank since 1995. She has headed several foundations and received several awards for her work.

Menard was elected as MNA member for Laporte replacing former Finance Minister Michel Audet, who did not seek a re-election in the 2007. She was named parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, portfolios currently held by Raymond Bachand. She was also parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Tourism and, following the 2008 election, she was promoted to Bachand's position in the Cabinet.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Raymond Bachand
Minister of Tourism
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Pascal Bérubé