Yves-François Blanchet

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Yves-François Blanchet
Yves-Francois Blanchet (2009-10-16).jpg
In 2009
Leader of the Bloc Québécois
Assumed office
January 17, 2019
Preceded byMario Beaulieu (interim)
Member of the Quebec National Assembly for Johnson
In office
September 4, 2012 – April 7, 2014
Preceded byÉtienne-Alexis Boucher
Succeeded byAndré Lamontagne
Member of the Quebec National Assembly for Drummond
In office
December 8, 2008 – September 4, 2012
Preceded bySébastien Schneeberger
Succeeded byRiding abolished
Personal details
Born (1965-04-16) April 16, 1965 (age 53)
Drummondville, Quebec
Political partyParti Québécois
Bloc Québécois

Yves-François Blanchet (born April 16, 1965) is a politician in the Canadian province of Quebec, currently the leader of the Bloc Québécois.[1]

He was elected to represent the riding of Drummond in the National Assembly of Quebec in the 2008 provincial election. In the 2012 election he was re-elected, this time in Johnson electoral district. He was defeated by CAQ candidate André Lamontagne in the 2014 Quebec election. He is a member of the Parti Québécois and was the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment, Wildlife and Parks.[2] He was also a member of the Youth National Committee of the Parti Québécois in 1988 as well as a regional director of the PQ.

On November 26, 2018, Blanchet announced his candidacy for the leadership of the Bloc Québécois. As no other candidate had entered the race by the time nominations closed on January 15, 2019, Blanchet was officially acclaimed leader on January 17, 2019.[1]

Blanchet is a graduate from the Université de Montréal where he obtained a bachelor's degree in history and anthropology in 1987. He later worked as a teacher and was a founder of an artist, disc and concert management firm, YFB Inc. while being the president of the ADISQ from 2003 to 2006. He was named the local business personality of the year by the Drummondville Chamber of Commerce, while he and associated artists received 10 Félix Awards.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Yves-François Blanchet becomes Bloc Québécois leader". CBC News. January 17, 2019. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 24, 2013. Retrieved August 19, 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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