Jean-Yves Laforest

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Jean-Yves Laforest
Member of Parliament
for Saint-Maurice—Champlain
In office
Preceded by Marcel Gagnon
Succeeded by Lise St-Denis
Personal details
Born (1949-06-13) June 13, 1949 (age 68)
Shawinigan, Quebec
Political party Bloc Québécois
Residence Grand-Mère, Quebec
Profession school administrator

Jean-Yves Laforest (born June 13, 1949 in Shawinigan, Quebec) is a former Canadian Member of Parliament.


Before he entered politics, Laforest was an administrator by profession.

Member of Parliament[edit]

He was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 2006 federal election representing the Bloc Québécois for the riding of Saint-Maurice—Champlain. He sat in the Bloc Québécois Shadow Cabinet as critic for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec. He lost his riding to the NDP in the 2011 federal election.

Briefly after TQS, a Quebec-based TV network, announced that it would abolish its information services division, Laforest introduced legislation that would create a separate branch of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission for Quebec.[1]


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