Développement durable, Environnement, Faune et Parcs
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Yves-François Blanchet

Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment, Wildlife and Parks


Education

  • Bachelor's degree in history and anthropology, Université de Montréal (1987)

Professional experience

  • Staff member, PQ national youth committee (1988-1989)
  • Founder and president, Les Productions culturelles Paradigme inc. and Diffusion YFB inc. (1990-2008)
  • Teacher for dropouts, Intégration Jeunesse du Québec (1991-1992)
  • Teacher, École du show-business (1993-1994)
  • President, Association québécoise de l'industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la vidéo (ADISQ) (2003-2006)

Community and Political Involvement

  • Youth Appreciation Award, Optimist Club of Drummondville (1981)
  • PQ regional youth president (1987-1988)
  • Recipient of 10 Félix awards at the ADISQ annual gala, either personally or as an associate of recipient artists (1995-2005)
  • Member, Canadian Music Council, Comité ministeriel de la culture of the Commission du disque et du spectacle of the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC), board of directors of ADISQ, Fonds RadioStar, Fondation Musicaction and the Quebec Collective Society for the Rights of Makers of Sound and Video Recordings (SOPROQ) (2000-2008)
  • Recipient of the Person of the Year award from the Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Drummond (2006)
  • President, Projets Saint-Laurent, Québec Earth Day (2006-2008)

Political, parliamentary and ministerial offices

Reelected as Member for Johnson in the general election held on September 4, 2012

Current offices

  • Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment, Wildlife and Parks since December 4, 2012
  • Substitute member of the Office of the National Assembly since November 6, 2012
  • Responsible for the Mauricie region since September 21, 2012
  • Responsible for the Centre-du-Québec region since September 21, 2012
  • Member of the Committee on the National Assembly since September 11, 2012
  • Membre de la Sous-commission de la réforme parlementaire since September 11, 2012

Previous offices

  • Chief Government Whip from September 11, 2012 to December 4, 2012

Elected as Member for Drummond in the general election held on December 8, 2008

  • Vice-chair of the Committee on Culture and Education from February 14, 2012 to August 1, 2012
  • Member of the Committee on Citizen Relations from September 20, 2011 to August 1, 2012
  • Official Opposition critic for immigration, cultural communities and language issues from August 19, 2011 to August 1, 2012
  • Vice-chair of the Québec Section, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) from August 18, 2011 to August 1, 2012
  • Official Opposition critic for culture and communications from August 27, 2010 to August 18, 2011
  • Official Opposition critic for youth and student affairs from January 27, 2010 to August 26, 2010
  • Member of the Committee on Culture and Education from September 15, 2009 to September 20, 2011
  • Member of the Québec Section, Parliamentary Confederation of the Americas (COPA) from May 27, 2009 to October 13, 2011
  • Member of the Delegation of the National Assembly for Relations with the United States (DANREU) from May 27, 2009 to August 1, 2012
  • Member of the Committee on Education from January 14, 2009 to September 14, 2009
  • Official Opposition critic for student financial assistance from January 9, 2009 to January 27, 2010

Contact information

Ministry
Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement,  
de la Faune et des Parcs
Édifice Marie-Guyart
675, boul. René-Lévesque Est
30e étage
Québec (Quebec)  G1R 5V7
Telephone: 418 521-3911
Fax: 418 643-4143

Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement,
de la Faune et des Parcs
141, avenue du Président-Kennedy
8e étage
Montréal (Quebec)  H2X 1Y4
Telephone: 514 864-8500
Fax: 514 864-8503

Electoral Division
641, rue Saint-Pierre
Drummondville (Quebec)  J2C 3W6
Telephone: 819 474-7770
Fax: 819 474-4492
Attach by email

1031, rue Saint-André
Acton Vale (Quebec)  J1H 1A0
Telephone: 450 546-3251
Fax: 450 546-5794
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