Serge Ménard

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Serge Ménard
MP
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Marc-Aurèle-Fortin
In office
2004–2011
Preceded by new riding
Succeeded by Alain Giguère
Personal details
Born (1941-09-27) September 27, 1941 (age 72)
Montreal, Quebec
Political party Bloc Québécois
Residence Bois-des-Filion, Québec
Profession Lawyer, law professor

Naval Lieutenant (Retired) Serge Ménard (born September 27, 1941 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Quebec politician from Canada. He was a member of the National Assembly of Quebec from 1993 to 2003, and a member of Parliament from 2004 to 2011. Outside of politics, he has been a lawyer, lecturer and professor.

He joined HMCS Donnaconna in 1959, within the framework of the UNDT (University Naval Training Division) and served in the Royal Canadian Navy until 1968. He was commissoned as an officer in 1962, spent his summers serving in Halifax, Hamilton and Victoria and was promoted to the rank of Lt. in 1964. The following year, in 1965, he was appointed executive officer of the UNDT in Montreal.[1]

He was first elected as a Parti Québécois member of the National Assembly of Quebec in a 1993 by-election in the riding of Laval-des-Rapides. He was re-elected in 1994 and 1998, but defeated in 2003.

During that time he served under a number of Cabinet portfolios: Minister of Public Safety (1994–1996; 1998–2002; 2002–2003), Minister of State for the Greater Montreal & Minister Responsible for the Montreal Region (1996–1997), Minister of Justice and Attorney General (1997–1998) and Minister of Transport (2002–2003).

Ménard was elected as a member of the Bloc Québécois in the Canadian House of Commons in the Canadian federal election, 2004. He represented the riding of Marc-Aurèle-Fortin and was the Bloc critic to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. He was re-elected in 2006 and 2008, but did not run in 2011.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Middlemiss, Pierre Bélanger, Normand Jutras
Minister of Public Security (Québec)
1994 - 1996, 1998 - 2002, 2002 - 2003
Succeeded by
Pierre Bélanger, Normand Jutras, Jacques Chagnon