Ghislain Maltais

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The Honourable
Ghislain Maltais
Ghislain Maltais - February 2017 (cropped).jpg
Ghislain Maltais in February 2017.
Senator for Shawinegan, Quebec
Assumed office
January 6, 2012
Nominated by Stephen Harper
Appointed by David Johnston
Preceded by Lucie Pépin
Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Saguenay
In office
June 20, 1983 – September 12, 1994
Preceded by Lucien Lessard
Succeeded by Gabriel-Yvan Gagnon
Personal details
Born (1944-04-22) April 22, 1944 (age 73)
Sacré-Coeur, Quebec
Political party Conservative

Ghislain Maltais (born April 22, 1944) is a Canadian politician. He was appointed to the Canadian Senate by Stephen Harper on January 6, 2012 and sits as a Conservative representing the Senate division of Shawinegan (Quebec).

Early life and education[edit]

He was born in Sacré-Coeur, Quebec and studied at the Université du Québec à Rimouski.

Political career[edit]

Maltais was an unsuccessful Liberal candidate in the 1981 Quebec election, but won a by-election on June 20, 1983. He was a member of the Quebec National Assembly representing Saguenay from 1983 until 1994, when he did not run for re-election.[1] He was an unsuccessful Liberal candidate in the 1997 federal election in Charlevoix.

Prior to being appointed to the Senate, Maltais was a political organizer for the Conservative Party of Canada.[2] He worked on contract for the Conservative Party from 2006 to 2007, and has been the director of the Conservative Party in Quebec since 2009.[3]


  1. ^ "Two Quebecers among new senate appointments". CJAD News. January 6, 2012. Retrieved January 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Harper appoints seven Tory faithful to Senate". CTV News. January 6, 2012. Retrieved January 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ Galloway, Gloria (January 6, 2012). "PM appoints seven new senators, many with Tory ties". Globe and Mail. Retrieved January 7, 2012. 

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