Pierre Moreau

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Pierre Moreau
Pierre Moreau PLQ Convention.jpg
Member for Châteauguay
Incumbent
Assumed office
December 8, 2008
Preceded by Jean-Marc Fournier
Minister of Municipal Affairs
and Land Occupancy
Incumbent
Assumed office
April 23, 2014
Preceded by Sylvain Gaudreault
Minister responsible for
the Monteregian region
Incumbent
Assumed office
April 23, 2014
Preceded by Marie Malavoy
Personal details
Born Pierre Moreau
(1957-12-12) December 12, 1957 (age 56)
Verchères, Quebec
Political party Quebec Liberal Party
Profession Lawyer

Pierre Moreau (born December 12, 1957 in Vercheres, Quebec) is a lawyer and a politician in the Canadian province of Quebec.

Pierre Moreau was the Liberal MNA for the riding of Marguerite-D'Youville in the National Assembly of Quebec from 2003 to 2007. He ran again in 2008 in the nearby electorate of Châteauguay, and entered Cabinet.

Moreau ran unsuccessfully for the leadership of the Quebec Liberal Party in 2013, coming second to Philippe Couillard. On April 7, 2014, Pierre Moreau was re-elected for a third consecutive term in Châteauguay in an election where the Liberals formed a majority government. On April 23, 2014, Philippe Couillard named him Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy and Minister responsible for the Montérégie region.

Biography[edit]

Born in Verchères on December 12, 1957, Pierre Moreau obtained a Bachelor of Civil Law from Laval University in 1980 and was admitted to the École du Barreau du Québec in 1981. He spent 22 years specializing in municipal and administrative law in a private practise in Montreal. He also shared his expertise by teaching at the École du Barreau du Québec from 1996 to 2002.

He first entered the political arena by running for the Liberal Party of Quebec in October 2002. Elected as MNA for Marguerite-d’Youville on April 14, 2003, he successively served as parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General, as assistant Government House Leader, and as parliamentary assistant to the Chair of the Conseil du trésor and Minister responsible for Government Administration.

In 2007 and 2008, Pierre Moreau held the offices of Chief of staff for the Government House Leader, and as Chief of staff for the Minister of Justice and Attorney General and the Minister of Public Security.

Elected as MNA for Châteauguay in the general election held on December 8, 2008, he held the offices of Chief Government Whip from December 2008 up until February 2011. From February to September 2011, of Minister responsible for Canadian Intergovernmental Affairs and the Canadian Francophonie, and of Minister responsible for the Reform of Democratic Institutions and Access to Information. He was then appointed as Minister of Transports from September 2011 to September 2012.

Pierre Moreau was, re-elected as MNA for Châteauguay in the general election held on September 4, 2012 and appointed as Official Opposition House Leader on April 9, 2013.

On April 7, 2014, Pierre Moreau was re-elected for the third consecutive time in Châteauguay. On April 23, 2014, Philippe Couillard, names him Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy and Minister responsible for the Monteregian region.

Education[edit]

  • Member of the Barreau du Québec (1981)
  • Law Degree, Université Laval (1980)

Professional Experience[edit]

  • Chief of staff for the Minister of Justice and for the Minister of Public Security (2007-2008)
  • Chief of staff, Government House Leader (2007)
  • Public and administrative law instructor, Professional Education School of the Barreau du Québec (1996-2003)
  • Partner, Bélanger Sauvé Law Firm, Montréal (1991-2003)
  • Partner, Hébert Denault Delisle Law Firm (1988-1991)
  • Partner, Delisle Moreau Law Firm (1981-1988)

Political, Parliamentary and Ministerial Offices[edit]

Reelected as Member for Châteauguay in the general election held on April 7, 2014

  • Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy since April 23, 2014
  • Minister responsible for the Montérégie region since April 23, 2014

Reelected as Member for Châteauguay in the general election held on September 4, 2012

  • Official Opposition critic for democratic institutions from February 4, 2014 to March 5, 2014
  • Member of the Committee on the National Assembly from April 9, 2013 to March 5, 2014
  • Member of the Subcommittee on Parliamentary Reform from April 9, 2013 to March 5, 2014
  • Official Opposition House Leader from April 9, 2013 to March 5, 2014
  • Member of the Québec Section, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) from December 6, 2012 to March 5, 2014
  • Member of the Québec Branch, Parliamentary Confederation of the Americas (COPA) from December 6, 2012 to March 5, 2014
  • Member of the National Assembly Delegation for Relations with Bavaria (DANRBA) from December 6, 2012 to March 5, 2014
  • Member of the Committee on Public Administration from November 6, 2012 to April 9, 2013
  • Official Opposition critic for the Secrétariat aux affaires intergouvernementales canadiennes from September 26, 2012 to February 3, 2014

Elected as Member for Châteauguay in the general election held on December 8, 2008

  • Member of Conseil du trésor from May 16, 2012 to September 19, 2012
  • Member of the Comité des priorités from September 14, 2011 to September 19, 2012
  • Member of the Comité des priorités économiques from September 14, 2011 to September 19, 2012
  • Member of the Comité ministériel de la prospérité économique et du développement durable from September 14, 2011 to September 19, 2012
  • Minister of Transport from September 7, 2011 to September 19, 2012
  • Minister responsible for Canadian Intergovernmental Affairs and the Canadian Francophonie from February 3, 2011 to September 6, 2011
  • Minister responsible for the Reform of Democratic Institutions and Access to Information from February 3, 2011 to September 6, 2011
  • Vice-chair of the National Assembly Delegation for Relations with Catalonia (DANRC) from April 22, 2009 to February 2, 2011
  • Member of the Comité ministériel du développement des régions et de l'occupation du territoire from January 15, 2009 to August 11, 2010
  • Member of the Comité ministériel de la prospérité économique et du développement durable from January 15, 2009 to February 8, 2011
  • Member of the Comité ministériel du développement social, éducatif et culturel from January 15, 2009 to September 19, 2012
  • Member of the Comité de législation from January 15, 2009 to February 8, 2011
  • Substitute member of the Office of the National Assembly from January 14, 2009 to February 2, 2011
  • Chief Government Whip from December 18, 2008 to February 2, 2011
  • Member of the Committee on the National Assembly from December 18, 2008 to February 3, 2011
  • Member of the Subcommittee on Parliamentary Reform from December 18, 2008 to February 3, 2011

Elected as Member for Marguerite-D'Youville in the general election held on April 14, 2003

  • Deputy Government House Leader from October 19, 2005 to December 22, 2005
  • Member of the Committee on Public Finance from March 8, 2005 to February 21, 2007
  • Parliamentary assistant to the Chair of the Conseil du trésor and Minister responsible for Government Administration from March 2, 2005 to February 21, 2007
  • Member of the Committee on Culture from June 5, 2003 to February 21, 2007
  • Member of the Committee on Institutions from June 5, 2003 to March 8, 2005
  • Parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General from May 21, 2003 to March 2, 2005

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