Claude Bachand (MNA)
|MNA for Arthabaska|
|Preceded by||Jean-François Roux|
|Succeeded by||Sylvie Roy|
April 14, 2003 – February 21, 2007
|Preceded by||Jacques Baril|
|Succeeded by||Jean-François Roux|
April 6, 1956 |
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Claude Bachand is also the name of a Member of Parliament in Ottawa.
Claude Bachand, B.Sc. (born April 6, 1956) is a Canadian politician in the province of Quebec. Bachand 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.
Born in Montreal, Quebec, 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.
- "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
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