Hélène Scherrer

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Hélène Chalifour-Scherrer, PC (born July 6, 1950 in Quebec City, Quebec) is a Canadian politician.

From 2000 to 2004, she was a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons representing riding of Louis-Hébert, Quebec, as a member of the Liberal Party of Canada.

She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in social work. She has two children.

In December 2003, she was appointed Minister of Canadian Heritage by the new prime minister, Paul Martin.[1] In the 2004 election, she was defeated by Roger Clavet of the Bloc Québécois,[2] and replaced as heritage minister by Liza Frulla a month later.

On August 18, 2004, it was announced that she was to become Paul Martin's principal secretary, replacing Francis Fox.[3] She held this post until the defeat of the Martin government in 2006. She ran again in that election, this time placing third behind Clavet and winner Luc Harvey.


  1. ^ "Keyes appointment positive, officials say". The Globe and Mail. December 13, 2003. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
  2. ^ "Bloc Québécois overwhelms opposition". The Globe and Mail. June 29, 2004. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
  3. ^ "Scherrer named to PMO". The Globe and Mail. August 19, 2004. Retrieved 2017-11-30.

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Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Hélène Alarie
Member of Parliament for Louis-Hébert
Succeeded by
Roger Clavet
27th Ministry – Cabinet of Paul Martin
Cabinet post (1)
Predecessor Office Successor
Sheila Copps Minister of Canadian Heritage
Liza Frulla