Claude Bachand (MNA)

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Claude Bachand
MNA for Arthabaska
In office
2008–2012
Preceded by Jean-François Roux
Succeeded by Sylvie Roy
In office
April 14, 2003 – February 21, 2007
Preceded by Jacques Baril
Succeeded by Jean-François Roux
Personal details
Born (1956-04-06) April 6, 1956 (age 59)
Montreal, Quebec
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Martine Perreault
Residence Victoriaville
Profession teacher

Claude Bachand is also the name of a Member of Parliament in Ottawa.

Claude Bachand, B.Sc. (born April 6, 1956 in Montreal, Quebec) is a politician in the Canadian province of Quebec, who was elected to represent the riding of Arthabaska in the National Assembly of Quebec in the 2008 provincial election. He is a member of the Quebec Liberal Party.

Bachand obtained a college degree in health sciences at the Cégep de Rosemont in 1976 before obtaining a bachelor's degree at the Université de Sherbrooke in 1979. He worked as a mathematics, physic and chemistry teacher for 23 years and was also the mayor of the municipality of Saint-Norbert d'Arthabaska in the Centre-du-Québec region of southeastern Quebec from 1992 to 2002. He was also a member of various administrative councils in the Bois-Francs and Centre-du-Quebec area.

In 2003, Bachand was first elected at the National Assembly and was the vice-president of the economy and labor commission until his defeat in the 2007 elections. He briefly taught at a Victoriaville high school until he regained the Arthabaska seat in the 2008 elections.

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