Pierre Corbeil

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Pierre Corbeil
MNA for Abitibi-Est
In office
December 8, 2008 – 2012
Preceded by Alexis Wawanoloath
Succeeded by Élizabeth Larouche
In office
April 14, 2003 – February 21, 2007
Preceded by André Pelletier
Succeeded by Alexis Wawanoloath
Personal details
Born (1955-06-23) June 23, 1955 (age 59)
Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
Political party Quebec Liberal Party
Spouse(s) Hélène Ayotte
Profession Dentist
Cabinet Minister Responsible for Indian Affairs

Pierre Corbeil, D.M.D. (born June 23, 1955 in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec) is a Quebec politician and dentist. He is a Member of National Assembly of Quebec (MNA) for Abitibi-Est as a member of the Quebec Liberal Party and the current Minister Responsible for Indian Affairs.

Corbeil went to the Université de Montréal and obtained a doctor's degree in dentistry in 1978 before becoming an associate at a local dental clinic. He would later become the manager and vice-president of the Quebec Association of Dental Surgeons. He would also be the president of the Val-d'Or Chamber of Commerce, a municipal councilor in Val-d'Or for nearly ten years and president of a local hockey league.

Corbeil jumped into provincial politics in 2003 when he was elected as MNA for Abitibi-Est as the Liberals under the leadership of Jean Charest. He would become the Minister of Forest, Wildlife and Parks in 2003 and during a cabinet shuffle in 2005 would become Minister of Natural Resources and Wildlife.

His term was marked by several closures of plants and sawmills in the lumber sector, including Domtar, which cost several hundred jobs for regions such as the Outaouais, Nord-du-Québec and Abitibi-Témiscamingue. Restructuring plans were tabled by the Minister in order to re-launch the economy of several towns affected by the closures due to the softwood lumber dispute.

Corbeil was defeated in the 2007 election by the Parti Québécois's aboriginal candidate Alexis Wawanoloath. He was re-elected in the 2008 election and named the minister responsible for Indian Affairs which was previously held by Benoit Pelletier who did not seek re-election.

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Political offices
Preceded by
new/modified portfolio
Minister of Forest, Wildlife and Parks (Quebec)
2003–2005
Succeeded by
Wildlife and Forest: Pierre Corbeil
Parks: Line Beauchamp
Preceded by
Wildlife and Forest: Pierre Corbeil
Natural Ressources: Sam Hamad
Minister of Natural Ressources, Forests and Wildlife and (Quebec)
2005–2007
Succeeded by
Claude Bechard
Preceded by
Benoit Pelletier
Minister responsible for Indian Affairs
2008–present
Succeeded by
incumbent