Réginald Bélair

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Réginald Bélair
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Timmins—James Bay
In office
Preceded by None (riding created)
Succeeded by Charlie Angus
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Cochrane—Superior
In office
Preceded by Keith Penner
Succeeded by None (riding dissolved)
Personal details
Born April 6, 1949
Hearst, Ontario, Canada
Political party Liberal
Residence Kapuskasing, Ontario

Réginald Bélair (born April 6, 1949 in Hearst, Ontario) is a Canadian politician.

Bélair is a former Liberal member of the Canadian House of Commons, representing the riding of Timmins—James Bay from 1997 to 2004 and Cochrane—Superior[1] from 1988 to 1997. Bélair had been an administrator, a manager and a political assistant. Bélair is a former Deputy Chairman of Committees of the Whole, and has been the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works (Public Works and Government Services) and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Supply and Services (Public Works and Government Services).

Bélair served as a municipal councillor in Kapuskasing for three years.


In the 2004 federal election, electoral redistribution put Bélair's home area of Kapuskasing outside of Timmins—James Bay and into the newly named riding of Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing, an extension of the Algoma—Manitoulin riding held by Liberal Brent St. Denis. Bélair at first announced that he might seek the Liberal nomination in Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing, then announced, instead, his retirement.


  1. ^ "Ontario Town May Get Mill". New York Times. 9 July 1991. Retrieved 4 March 2011.