Patrick Cluny Gagnon (born February 12, 1962) was a member of the House of Commons of Canada from 1993 to 1997. His career has been in consulting and government relations.
He was elected in the Bonaventure—Îles-de-la-Madeleine electoral district under the Liberal party in the 1993 federal election, thus he served in the 35th Canadian Parliament. During that time he served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Solicitor General of Canada, Herb Gray (Gray subsequently became Deputy Prime Minister). He was also co-chair of the Joint Senate–House of Commons Committee on Official Languages. His committee work included the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development, the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Standing Committee on Justice and the National Security Sub-Committee. He also served on the Special Task Force on Aqua-culture, the Ministerial Task Force on Youth and the Ministerial Task Force on the Future of Canadian National Railway.
Gagnon was defeated (179 votes) by the incumbent MP for Gaspé, Yvan Bernier of the Bloc Québécois, in the 1997 federal election in the restructured riding of Bonaventure—Gaspé—Îles-de-la-Madeleine—Pabok.
In 2004, he founded the pan-Canadian federal/provincial government relations firm The Parliamentary Group Inc. with other former Canadian MPs Deborah Grey, Val Meredith, John Nunziata and Lorne Nystrom.
Gagnon holds a degree in Political Science from McGill University and pursued his studies in literature and international politics at the Sorbonne. Is a member of The Rideau Club, Summerlea Golf and Country Club and serves on the board of the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians and the Institute for Public Affairs of Montreal.
The Parliamentary Group
Gagnon serves as managing partner of The Parliamentary Group , a federal-provincial government relations firm that is exclusively composed of former Members of Parliament and high level civil servants. The firm serves a wide range of clients throughout Canada and abroad in matters pertaining to; finance, pharmaceuticals, engineering and the natural resources sectors amongst others.
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