|MNA for Drummond|
|Preceded by||Sébastien Schneeberger|
|Succeeded by||last member|
|MNA for Johnson|
|Preceded by||Étienne-Alexis Boucher|
April 16, 1965 |
|Political party||Parti Québécois|
Yves-François Blanchet (born April 16, 1965) is 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 is a member of the Parti Québécois and currently the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment, Wildlife and Parks.
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.
- "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
- Parti Quebecois biopage (French)
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