|Member of the Canadian Parliament
|Preceded by||new riding|
|Succeeded by||Alain Giguère|
|MNA for Laval-des-Rapides|
|Preceded by||Guy Bélanger|
|Succeeded by||Alain Paquet|
September 27, 1941 |
|Political party||Bloc Québécois,
|Profession||Lawyer, law professor|
Naval Lieutenant (Retired) Serge Ménard (born September 27, 1941 in Montreal, Quebec) is a politician from Quebec, Canada. He was a member of the National Assembly of Quebec from 1993 to 2003, and a member of Parliament from 2004 to 2011. Outside politics he has been a lawyer, lecturer and professor.
He joined HMCS Donnacona in 1959, within the framework of the UNDT (University Naval Training Division) and served in the Royal Canadian Navy until 1968. He was commissioned as an officer in 1962, spent his summers serving in Halifax, Hamilton and Victoria and was promoted to the rank of Lt. in 1964. The following year, in 1965, he was appointed executive officer of the UNDT in Montreal.
During that time he served under a number of Cabinet portfolios: Minister of Public Safety (1994–1996; 1998–2002; 2002–2003), Minister of State for the Greater Montreal & Minister Responsible for the Montreal Region (1996–1997), Minister of Justice and Attorney General (1997–1998) and Minister of Transport (2002–2003).
Ménard was elected as a member of the Bloc Québécois in the Canadian House of Commons in the Canadian federal election, 2004. He represented the riding of Marc-Aurèle-Fortin and was the Bloc critic to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. He was re-elected in 2006 and 2008, but did not run in 2011.
- "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
- Serge Ménard – Parliament of Canada biography
Robert Middlemiss, Pierre Bélanger, Normand Jutras
|Minister of Public Security (Québec)
1994–1996, 1998–2002, 2002–2003
Pierre Bélanger, Normand Jutras, Jacques Chagnon