Pierre Lemieux

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This article is about the Canadian politician. For the economist and writer, see Pierre Lemieux (economist).
Pierre Lemieux
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Lemieux (top left) in 2013
Member of Parliament
for Glengarry—Prescott—Russell
Incumbent
Assumed office
2006
Preceded by Don Boudria
Personal details
Born (1963-04-09) April 9, 1963 (age 51)
Embrun, Ontario
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Audrey Lemieux
Residence Casselman, Ontario
Profession consultant, mechanical engineer
Religion Roman Catholic

Pierre Lemieux (born on April 9, 1963 in Embrun, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is the MP for the riding of Glengarry—Prescott—Russell in Canada's 39th general election. He represents the Conservative Party of Canada. In October 2007 Lemieux was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Official Languages and Deputy Government Whip.

Background[edit]

Lemieux has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Royal Military College of Canada) and a Masters of Science. He has been a Professional Engineer since 1994 and is a certified Project Management Professional.

Prior to his run at politics, Lemieux served in the Canadian Forces for 20 years and retired at the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel . He then worked for a number of years in the Ottawa high tech sector, most notably for JDS Uniphase. He has since started his own company, offering project management and consulting services to government departments and charitable organizations.

Lemieux is viewed as a social conservative. A Roman Catholic, he opposes same-sex marriage and abortion.

Politics[edit]

This is the first venture into political life for Pierre Lemieux. A strong pro-life supporter, on January 23, 2006, Lemieux narrowly defeated Liberal René Berthiaume, becoming the Conservative MP for Glengarry—Prescott—Russell. It had been one of the longest held Liberal ridings in Eastern Ontario. The results were not entirely unexpected, however, as the region as a whole has been trending toward the Conservatives in recent years[citation needed] at the federal level. Most recently, Lemieux retained his riding in the 2008 federal election, though this time by a much wider margin than his previous victory. He was replaced as Parliamentary Secretary for Official Languages by Manitoba Member of Parliament Shelly Glover, who is also a francophone.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harper Names Glover as a Parliamentary Secretary". Winnipeg Free Press, November 7, 2008. Access date November 22, 2008.

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