|MNA for Drummond|
|Preceded by||Sébastien Schneeberger|
|Succeeded by||last member|
|MNA for Johnson|
2012 – April 7, 2014
|Preceded by||Étienne-Alexis Boucher|
|Succeeded by||André Lamontagne|
|Born||April 16, 1965|
|Political party||Parti Québécois|
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. 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 Quebecois.
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.
- "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
- Parti Quebecois biopage[permanent dead link] (in French)
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