|Member of Parliament
|Preceded by||Marcel Gagnon|
|Succeeded by||Lise St-Denis|
June 13, 1949 |
|Political party||Bloc Québécois|
Before he entered politics, Laforest was an administrator by profession.
Member of Parliament
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.
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