Jean-Marc Hamel

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Jean-Marc Hamel
4th Chief Electoral Officer of Canada
In office
Preceded by Nelson Jules Castonguay
Succeeded by Jean-Pierre Kingsley
Personal details
Born (1925-02-19) February 19, 1925 (age 93)
Lotbinière, Quebec
Nationality Canadian
Alma mater Université Laval

Jean-Marc Hamel, OC (born February 19, 1925) was a Canadian government official. He was the Chief Electoral Officer from 1966 to 1990.

Born in Lotbinière, Quebec, he received a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1948 and a Master of Commerce degree in 1949 from Université Laval. He received a M.P.A. from Syracuse University in 1956.

In 1990, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada for "his ability to work with political parties, candidates, the media and the general public helped to foster the atmosphere of confidence now associated with the entire Canadian electoral system".[1]


  1. ^ "Order of Canada citation". Archived from the original on 2007-03-11.
Government offices
Preceded by
Nelson Jules Castonguay
Chief Electoral Officer
Succeeded by
Jean-Pierre Kingsley