André Bourbeau

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André Bourbeau
Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Laporte
In office
April 13, 1981 – April 14, 2003
Preceded by Pierre Marois
Succeeded by Michel Audet
Personal details
Born (1936-06-01) June 1, 1936 (age 80)
Verdun, Quebec
Political party Liberal
Relations Monique Landry, sister
Jacques Miquelon, uncle

André Bourbeau, CM CQ (born June 1, 1936) is a former Canadian politician.

Born in Verdun, Quebec, the son of Louis-Auguste Bourbeau and Antoinette Miquelon, Bourbeau studied at the Séminaire de Sherbrooke and the University of Montreal before receiving a Diploma in Law from McGill University in 1959. He became a notary in 1960 and practiced in Montreal from 1960 to 1981. From 1970 to 1978, he served as a city councillor in Saint-Lambert, Quebec. He was mayor from 1978 to 1981.[1]

In 1981, he was elected to the National Assembly of Quebec for Laporte. A Liberal, he was re-elected in 1985, 1989, 1994, and 1998. He did not run in 2003. He held many different cabinet positions including Minister of Municipal Affairs, Responsible for Housing; Minister of Manpower, Income Security and Vocational Training; and Minister of Finance.[1]

He was the Chairman of the Board at Hydro-Québec from 2003 to 2005. From 1998 to 2003, he was Chairman of the Wilfrid Pelletier Foundation. As well, he was Chairman of the Jeunesses Musicales of Canada Foundation.[1]

In 2009, he was made a Knight of the National Order of Quebec.[1]

In December 2016, Bourbeau was named a Member of the Order of Canada.[2]

Electoral record (partial)[edit]

Quebec general election, 1985: Laporte
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal André Bourbeau 18,925 63.87
Parti Québécois Maurice Collette 8,966 30.26
New Democratic Jean-François Fiset 1,137 3.84
Progressive Conservative Thérèse Michaud L'Écuyer 387 1.31
Commonwealth of Canada Alain Gauthier 87 0.29
Christian Socialist Nicole Séguin 68 0.23
United Social Credit Joseph Ranger 62 0.21
Total valid votes 29,632
Rejected and declined votes 531
Turnout 30,163 77.26
Electors on the lists 39,039


  1. ^ a b c d "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec. 
  2. ^ "Order of Canada's newest appointees include Paralympian, Supreme Court judge and astrophysicist". CBC News, December 30, 2016.