Michel Gravel

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Michel Gravel
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Gamelin (electoral district)
Preceded byArthur Portelance
Succeeded byriding dissolved
Personal details
Born (1939-08-04) 4 August 1939 (age 80)
Montreal, Quebec
Political partyProgressive Conservative

Michel Gravel (born 4 August 1939 in Montreal, Quebec) was a Progressive Conservative party member of the House of Commons of Canada. He was a businessman and company head by career.

Gravel was elected in the Gamelin electoral district in the 1984 federal election and served in the 33rd Canadian Parliament. He left federal politics after this term of office and did not campaign in the 1988 federal election.

He was charged with bribery and fraud in 1986 after confessing to the receipt of $75,000 from businesspeople who were seeking federal government business. In December 1988, he pleaded guilty to these charges and was sentenced to a $50,000 fine and a year in a Montreal prison in February 1989. On 31 March 1989, correctional officials released him to a halfway house citing good behaviour, with full parole to begin that June.[1]

Gravel later alleged before a Quebec Order of Engineers tribunal that fellow Progressive Conservative member Roch La Salle had also received bribes for government contracts. This led to criminal charges for two other Conservative Members of Parliament, Gilles Bernier and Richard Grisé.[2]


  1. ^ Norris, Alexander (31 May 1989). "Less than two months behind bars for ex-MP Gravel". The Gazette (Montreal). p. A3. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ Leyton-Brown, David (1990). Canadian annual review of politics and public affairs. University of Toronto Press. p. 52. ISBN 978-0-8020-4156-2.

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