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Véronique Hivon

Véronique Hivon
MNA for Joliette
Assumed office
Preceded by Pascal Beaupré
Personal details
Born ( 1970-04-14) April 14, 1970
Joliette, Quebec
Political party Parti Québécois

Véronique Hivon (born April 14, 1970) is a politician in the Canadian province of Quebec, who was elected to represent the riding of Joliette in the National Assembly of Quebec in the 2008 provincial election. She is a member of the Parti Québécois.

Hivon was first graduate of McGill University with a degree in common law after brief studies at the University of Ottawa in political sciences. She also had a master's degree in planning and analysis of social politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

She worked as a researcher and law intern in 1994 but started to work as a lawyer starting in 2002 though she was admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1996. She also worked as a press secretary and Assistant Director to the Cabinet of the Minister of Justice and was also an assistant director at McGill's Law Faculty.

Hivon was first candidate for the PQ in 2007 but lost to then-Health Minister Philippe Couillard in the riding of Jean-Talon. Hivon defeated the ADQ's Pascal Beaupré in Joliette in 2008.

Hivon was re-elected in Joliette in 2012. The Premiere Pauline Marois named her Minister of Social Services and Youth Protection. Hivon is also Minister of the Lanaudière region and is Minister responsible of the commission Die in Dignity, a commission about euthanasia and assisted suicide.

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  • Parti Quebecois biopage (French)

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