October 19, 1942 |
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Alma mater||University of Maine (France)|
|Occupation||university professor, researcher, politician|
Gilbert Paquette (born October 19, 1942) is a Canadian university professor, businessman, researcher and politician. Paquette is a researcher at the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur le téléapprentissage (CIRTA-LICEF), which he founded in 1992. He was National Assembly of Quebec member for the riding of Rosemont from 1976 to 1985 under the Parti Québécois banner and in the final months of his second term as an Independent MNA.
Gilbert Paquette is a professor at UQAM. He holds a master's degree in computer science and mathematics and a doctorate from the University of Maine in artificial intelligence and education. He holds a Canada Research Chair. He was the scientific director of the LORNET network, arguably the largest Canadian Semantic Web initiative. LORNET ran in the period 2003–2008.
He has been the keynote speaker at several international conferences and he is on the board of five journals. Paquette has also founded two companies, Micro-Intel (1987–1991) and Cogigraph (1999–2004).
Paquette was Minister of Sciences and Technology from 1982 to 1984 in the Quebec government of René Lévesque, but left the party in the last few months of his term. He made a comeback on the political scene in 2005 when he joined the Parti Québécois leadership election to succeed Bernard Landry. On November 10, 2005, he withdrew from the race and asked his supporters to vote for Pauline Marois.
- Parti Québécois Crisis, 1984
- Parti Québécois leadership election, 2005
- Parti Québécois
- Quebec sovereignty movement
- Politics of Quebec
Electoral record (partial)
|Canadian federal election, 2015: LaSalle—Émard—Verdun|
|New Democratic||Hélène LeBlanc||15,566||28.95||-16.22||–|
|Bloc Québécois||Gilbert Paquette||9,164||17.05||-6.39||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||53,763||100.00||$221,667.78|
|Total rejected ballots||823||1.51||–|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|Quebec general election, 1981: Rosemont|
|Parti Québécois||Gilbert Paquette||17,137||52.69|
|Union Nationale||Nicole Caron||588||1.81||–|
|Workers Communist||Jocelyne Lachapelle||214||0.66|
|Total valid votes||32,524||100.00|
|Rejected and declined votes||364|
|Electors on the lists||39,775|
- "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
- Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur le téléapprentissage website (English)
|National Assembly of Quebec|
Gilles Bellemare (Liberal)
|MNA for Rosemont
Guy Rivard (Liberal)