Christine St-Pierre

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Christine St-Pierre
MNA for Acadie
Assumed office
March 27, 2007
Preceded by Yvan Bordeleau
Personal details
Born (1953-06-10) June 10, 1953 (age 62)
Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies, Quebec
Political party Quebec Liberal Party
Profession Reporter
Cabinet Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie

Christine St-Pierre, B.Sc.Soc. (born June 10, 1953 in Saint-Roch des Aulnaies, Quebec) is a journalist and a Quebec politician. She is the current MNA for the Montreal provincial riding of Acadie as a member of the Quebec Liberal Party.

She holds a bachelor's degree in social sciences from the University of Moncton. Prior to her political career, St-Pierre worked as a journalist for Radio-Canada from 1976 to 2007. She was a political correspondent in Quebec City for five years before working as a correspondent in Washington, D.C. for four yours before returning to Canada. During her stint as a political correspondent in Ottawa, she wrote a letter in Montreal's newspaper La Presse praising the Canadian military mission in Afghanistan. She was suspended due to rule infringement because of the statement of her opinion.[1]

St-Pierre entered politics in the 2007 elections and won in Acadie. Jean Charest named her as the Minister of Culture and Communications and Status of Women. In late 2011, when the Montreal Canadiens hired interim coach Randy Cunneyworth, she said she expected the Canadiens to rectify the situation as soon as possible as Cunneyworth speaks only English, and no French.

From 18 April 2007 to Septembre 2012, St-Pierre was responsible for Quebec's Charter of the French Language. She stated after she took her oath of office that she would have "zero tolerance" to infractions of Bill 101.[2]

After the Liberals won the election in April 2014, she was named Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie.

Electoral record (incomplete)[edit]

Quebec general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Christine St-Pierre 24,211 70.96 +15.31
Parti Québécois Évelyne Abitbol 3,985 11.68 -5.54
Coalition Avenir Québec Serge Pourreaux 3,050 8.94 -8.52
Québec solidaire Geneviève Dick 2,241 6.57 -1.44
Green Alix Nyaburerwa 405 1.19
Option nationale Julie Boivin 162 0.47 -1.19
Marxist–Leninist Yvon Breton 67 0.20
Total valid votes 34,121 99.08
Total rejected ballots 318 0.92
Turnout 34,459 69.70 +4.94
Electors 49,413
Liberal hold Swing +10.43
Quebec general election, 2007: Acadie
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Christine St-Pierre 17,962 60.09 −10.30
Parti Québécois Frédéric Lapointe 4,970 16.63 −3.70
Action démocratique Charles Ghorayeb 4,327 14.47 +7.64
Green Nicolas Rémillard-Tessier 1,500 5.02
Québec solidaire André Parizeau 1,135 3.80 +3.31
Total valid votes 29,894 98.93
Total rejected ballots 322 1.07
Turnout 30,216 62.03 −3.63
Electors 48,712
Source: Official Results, Le Directeur général des élections du Québec.


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Political offices
Preceded by
Line Beauchamp
Minister of Culture and Communications
Succeeded by
Maka Kotto
Preceded by
Carole Theberge
Minister for the Status of Women
Succeeded by
Stéphanie Vallée
Preceded by
Jean-François Lisée
Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie
Succeeded by