François-Philippe Champagne

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The Honourable
François-Philippe Champagne
François-Philippe Champagne, 2017 (cropped).jpg
Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
Assumed office
July 18, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Preceded by Amarjeet Sohi
19th Minister of International Trade
In office
January 10, 2017 – July 18, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Preceded by Chrystia Freeland
Succeeded by Jim Carr
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance
In office
December 2, 2015 – January 10, 2017
Minister Bill Morneau
Preceded by Andrew Saxton
Succeeded by Ginette Petitpas Taylor
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Saint-Maurice—Champlain
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded by Lise St-Denis
Personal details
Born (1970-06-25) 25 June 1970 (age 48)
Greenfield Park, Quebec
Political party Liberal
Alma mater Université de Montréal
Case Western Reserve University
Profession Attorney

François-Philippe Champagne PC MP (born June 25, 1970) is a Canadian Liberal politician, who was elected to represent the riding of Saint-Maurice—Champlain in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election.[1] He is the current Minister of Infrastructure and Communities in the 29th Canadian Ministry, sworn in on July 18, 2018.

Champagne was raised in Shawinigan, Quebec, and studied law at the Université de Montréal and Case Western Reserve University School of Law. After several years working as a senior attorney for Elsag Bailey Process Automation, he joined ABB Group in 1999, eventually rising to group vice president and senior counsel. In 2008 he joined Amec PLC as a strategic development director, and was designated a "young global leader" by the World Economic Forum. In an interview with The Globe and Mail in 2009, Champagne expressed his desire to eventually return to Canada and enter politics, citing fellow Shawinigan resident Jean Chrétien as an inspiration.[2]

Subsequently returning to Canada, he became involved in a variety of business and non-profit ventures. He became the Liberal candidate for Saint-Maurice—Champlain, and was elected to Parliament on October 19, 2015.[3]

Champagne has stated he is trilingual, speaking English, French and Italian.[2]

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015: Saint-Maurice—Champlain
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal François-Philippe Champagne 24,475 41.52 +30.59 $107,029.87
New Democratic Jean-Yves Tremblay 12,245 20.77 −20.51 $29,855.51
Bloc Québécois Sacki Carignan Deschamps 11,295 19.16 −9.31 $32,567.29
Conservative Jacques Grenier 9,592 16.27 −0.86 $49,358.13
Green Martial Toupin 1,144 1.94 −0.09 $3,832.69
Marxist–Leninist Jean-Paul Bédard 196 0.33
Total valid votes/Expense limit 58,947 100.0   $269,923.91
Total rejected ballots 1,175
Turnout 60,122
Eligible voters 92,086
Source: Elections Canada[4][5]


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29th Ministry – Cabinet of Justin Trudeau
Cabinet posts (2)
Predecessor Office Successor
Amarjeet Sohi Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
July 18, 2018–
Chrystia Freeland Minister of International Trade
January 10, 2017–July 18, 2018
Jim Carr