Yves-François Blanchet

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Yves-François Blanchet
MNA for Drummond
In office
2008–2012
Preceded by Sébastien Schneeberger
Succeeded by last member
MNA for Johnson
In office
2012 – April 7, 2014
Preceded by Étienne-Alexis Boucher
Succeeded by André Lamontagne
Personal details
Born (1965-04-16) April 16, 1965 (age 49)
Drummondville, Quebec
Political party Parti Québécois

Yves-François Blanchet (born April 16, 1965) was a politician in the Canadian province of Quebec, who was elected to represent the riding of Drummond in the National Assembly of Quebec in the 2008 provincial election. In the 2012 election he was re-elected, this time in Johnson electoral district. He was defeated by CAQ candidate André Lamontagne in the 2014 Quebec election. He is a member of the Parti Québécois and was the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment, Wildlife and Parks.[1]

Blanchet is a graduate from the Université de Montréal where he obtained a bachelor's degree in history and anthropology in 1987. He later worked as a teacher and was a founder of an artist, disc and concert management firm, YFB Inc. while being the president of the ADISQ from 2003 to 2006. He was named the local business personality of the year by the Drummondville Chamber of Commerce, while he and associated artists received 10 Félix Awards.

Politically, he was a member of the Youth National Committee of the Parti Québécois in 1988 as well as a regional director of the PQ.

Blanchet defeated the ADQ's Sébastien Schneeberger in the 2008 election.

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