Alexandre Cloutier

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Alexandre Cloutier
Alexandre Cloutier-1.jpg
Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Lac-Saint-Jean
Assumed office
March 26, 2007
Preceded by Stéphan Tremblay
Personal details
Born (1977-09-01) September 1, 1977 (age 40)
Chicoutimi, Quebec
Political party Parti Québécois
Spouse(s) Marie-Claude Perron
Residence Saint-Gédéon, Quebec
Profession lawyer

Alexandre Cloutier (born September 1, 1977 in Chicoutimi, Quebec) is a Quebec politician and lawyer. He is the current Member of National Assembly of Quebec for the riding of Lac-Saint-Jean in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region. He represents the Parti Québécois.


Cloutier holds an IB Diploma from the Petit Séminaire de Québec, a bachelor's degree in law from the University of Ottawa, a master's degree in constitutional law from the Université de Montréal, and a master's degree in public international law from the University of Cambridge.

Prior to beginning his career he worked at the Supreme Court of Canada as a clerk for Justice Charles Gonthier. He became a member of the Barreau du Québec in 2002 and thereafter worked variously as a lawyer and lecturer at the University of Ottawa. He also acted as a political aide to both the former federal MP for Lac-Saint-Jean-Saguenay in 2000 and to his Lac-Saint-Jean MNA and predecessor Stéphan Tremblay in 2006.

Cloutier was elected as the riding's MNA in the 2007 elections in which he defeated the Liberal Party candidate Yves Bolduc. He was named the PQ's critic in research and development by leader André Boisclair. After Pauline Marois' nomination as the new leader of the PQ, he was named the critic for Canadian intergovernmental affairs.

In Pauline Marois's 2012–2014 government he held cabinet posts as the Minister responsible for the Nord-du-Québec region and subsequently as the Minister for Canadian Intergovernmental Affairs, the Canadian Francophonie and Sovereignist Governance.[1]

Notes and references[edit]

External links[edit]