François Pilon

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This article is about Canadian politician and MP. For French philosopher, see François Pillon.
François Pilon
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Laval—Les Îles
In office
May 2, 2011 – August 2, 2015
Preceded by Raymonde Folco
Succeeded by Fayçal El-Khoury
Personal details
Born (1958-08-25) August 25, 1958 (age 57)
Laval, Quebec
Political party New Democratic Party

François Pilon (born August 25, 1958) is a politician in the Canadian province of Quebec. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 2011 federal election as the member for Laval-Les Îles. Pilon is a member of the New Democratic Party.

Pilon was born in 1958 in Laval and has a background in architectural design. He is active in the labour movement, having served as vice-president of the Syndicat des Cols Bleus de la Ville de Laval from late 1998 to 2006.[1][2][3] In 1999, he helped lead his union into the Canadian Union of Public Employees.[4]

He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons on his fourth attempt, previously running in the riding of Honoré-Mercier, which the NDP also took in 2011.

He is not to be confused with another François Pilon who has run for the Green Party in Montreal.


  1. ^ Pilon originally became vice-president of the union on an interim basis. See Allison Lampert, "Union leaders quit after members reject accord: Resignations stall talks on deal with Laval blue collars," Montreal Gazette, 22 November 1998, A4.
  2. ^ Canada Votes 2008: Results, Ridings & Candidates: Honoré-Mercier, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, accessed 7 April 2011.
  3. ^ Historique du syndicat, Syndicat des Cols Bleus de la Ville de Laval, accessed 7 April 2011.
  4. ^ Allison Lampert, "Unions clash over workers," Montreal Gazette, 4 November 1999, A9.

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