Marie-Claude Bibeau

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Marie-Claude Bibeau

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Marie-Claude Bibeau in 2018.
Minister of Agriculture
Assumed office
March 1, 2019
Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau
Preceded byLawrence MacAulay
Minister of International Development
In office
November 4, 2015 – March 1, 2019
Preceded byChristian Paradis
Succeeded byMaryam Monsef
Minister responsible for La Francophonie
In office
November 4, 2015 – July 18, 2018
Preceded byChristian Paradis
Succeeded byMélanie Joly
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Compton—Stanstead
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded byJean Rousseau
Personal details
Born (1970-04-04) April 4, 1970 (age 49)
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Bernard Sévigny
Alma materUniversité de Sherbrooke

Marie-Claude Bibeau PC MP (born April 4, 1970) is a Canadian Liberal politician, who was elected to represent the riding of Compton—Stanstead in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election.[1] On November 4, 2015 she was sworn in as Minister of International Development and La Francophonie.[2] She is the current Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.


Bibeau was born and raised in Sherbrooke, Quebec and earned a bachelor's degree in economics and a graduate diploma in environmental management from Université de Sherbrooke. Following her graduation, she worked for the Canadian International Development Agency, and was variously posted in Ottawa, Montreal, Morocco and Benin. After leaving the agency, she returned to Compton, and spent 15 years operating a successful tourism business.[3]

In her capacity as minister, Bibeau served a two-year term as member of the World Bank Group’s (WBG) Advisory Council on Gender and Development from 2015 until 2017.[4] In September 2016, she was appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to serve as member of the Lead Group of the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement.[5] Also since 2016, she has been serving on the board of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children.[6] In 2017, she served on the World Health Organization/Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights High-Level Working Group on the Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents, chaired by Tarja Halonen and Hina Jilani.[7]

Personal life[edit]

She is married to Bernard Sévigny, former mayor of Sherbrooke.[8]

Electoral record[edit]

2015 Canadian federal election: Compton—Stanstead
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Marie-Claude Bibeau 20,582 36.88 +24.88
New Democratic Jean Rousseau 15,300 27.41 -19.86
Bloc Québécois France Bonsant 11,551 20.70 -5.73
Conservative Gustavo Labrador 6,978 12.50 +0.65
Green Korie Marshall 1,085 1.94 -0.49
Rhinoceros Kévin Côté 315 0.56
Total valid votes/Expense limit 55,811 100.00   $217,710.73
Total rejected ballots 748 1.32
Turnout 56,559 69.09
Eligible voters 81,867
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +22.37
Source: Elections Canada[9][10]


  1. ^ "Victoire de la libérale Marie-Claude Bibeau dans Compton-Stanstead". Radio-Canada (in French). 20 October 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Full list of Justin Trudeau's cabinet". CBC News. 4 November 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau". Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  4. ^ World Bank Advisory Council on Gender and Development: 2015-2017 Members World Bank Group.
  5. ^ "Secretary-General Appoints 29 Global Leaders to Spearhead Fight against Malnutrition" (Press release). United Nations. 21 September 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  6. ^ Board Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children.
  7. ^ Leading the realization of human rights to health and through health: Report of the High-Level Working Group on the Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents (2017) World Health Organization.
  8. ^ "Marie Claude Bibeau to bear the Liberal banner in Compton-Stanstead". Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  9. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Compton—Stanstead, 30 September 2015
  10. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine

External links[edit]

29th Ministry – Cabinet of Justin Trudeau
Cabinet posts (2)
Predecessor Office Successor
Christian Paradis Minister of International Development
November 4, 2015 – present
Christian Paradis Minister responsible for La Francophonie
November 4, 2015 – July 18, 2018
Mélanie Joly
Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Jean Rousseau
Member of Parliament
for Compton—Stanstead

October 19, 2015 – present