Claude Surprenant

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Claude Surprenant
MNA
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Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Groulx
Assumed office
April 7, 2014
Preceded by Hélène Daneault
Personal details
Political party Independent (2017-)
Coalition Avenir Québec (2014-2017)

Claude Surprenant is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the National Assembly of Quebec in the 2014 election.[1] He represents the electoral district of Groulx as a member of the Coalition Avenir Québec.

Biography[edit]

Prior to being elected to the National Assembly, Suprenant was a member of the Investment Industry Association of Canada. In January 2012, he founded the company Ascendi, a financial management company, in Blainville. Suprenant worked for more than 25 years as Vice-President and Investment Advisor. Suprenant is a graduate of Collège Laval.

Expense Scandal[edit]

On January 24, 2017, Surprenant was ejected from the CAQ Caucus after his former aide revealed information about his overcharging for his car allowance and for billing the National Assembly for a hotel room that he billed the National Assembly for in Quebec City when the legislature was not sitting. In a report by an accounting firm hired by the CAQ to look into expenses, it was found out Suprenant had given $9,400 in blank cheques to a riding assistant.[2] It was also revealed he had given a $700 contract to his wife (an architect), to redesign his riding office.[3]

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