|Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Groulx|
April 7, 2014
|Preceded by||Hélène Daneault|
|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. He represents the electoral district of Groulx as a member of the Coalition Avenir Québec.
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.
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. It was also revealed he had given a $700 contract to his wife (an architect), to redesign his riding office.