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Christine St-Pierre

Christine St-Pierre
MNA for Acadie
Incumbent
Assumed office
April 25, 2007
Preceded by Yvan Bordeleau
Personal details
Born (1953-06-10) June 10, 1953
Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies, Quebec
Political party Quebec Liberal Party
Profession Reporter
Cabinet Minister of Culture and Communications
Minister for the Status of Women

Christine St-Pierre, B.Sc.Soc. (born June 10, 1953 in Saint-Roch des Aulnaies, Quebec) is a journalist and a Quebec politician. She is the current MNA for the Montreal provincial riding of Acadie as a member of the Quebec Liberal Party.

She holds a bachelor's degree in social sciences from the University of Moncton. Prior to her political career, St-Pierre worked as a journalist for Radio-Canada from 1976 to 2007. She was a political correspondent in Quebec City for five years before working as a correspondent in Washington, D.C. for four yours before returning to Canada. During her stint as a political correspondent in Ottawa, she wrote a letter in Montreal's newspaper La Presse praising the Canadian military mission in Afghanistan. She was suspended due to rule infringement because of the statement of her opinion.[1]

St-Pierre entered politics in the 2007 elections and won in Acadie. Jean Charest named her as the Minister of Culture and Communications and Status of Women. In late 2011, when the Montreal Canadiens hired interim coach Randy Cunneyworth, she said she expected the Canadiens to rectify the situation as soon as possible as Cunneyworth speaks only English, and no French.

St-Pierre, responsible for Quebec's Charter of the French Language, stated after she took her oath of office that she would have "zero tolerance" to infractions of Bill 101.[2]

Electoral record (incomplete)

Quebec general election, 2007: Acadie
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Christine St-Pierre 17,962 60.09 -10.30
Parti Québécois Frédéric Lapointe 4,970 16.63 -3.70
Action démocratique Charles Ghorayeb 4,327 14.47 +7.64
Green Nicolas Rémillard-Tessier 1,500 5.02
Québec solidaire André Parizeau 1,135 3.80 +3.31
Total valid votes 29,894 98.93
Total rejected ballots 322 1.07
Turnout 30,216 62.03 -3.63
Electors 48,712
Source: Official Results, Le Directeur général des élections du Québec.

References

  1. ^ [1] playbackonline.ca
  2. ^ Montreal Gazette, November 9, 2007

External links

  • "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French).  
Political offices
Preceded by
Line Beauchamp
Minister of Culture and Communications
2007–present
Succeeded by
incumbent
Preceded by
Carole Theberge
Minister for the Status of Women
2007–present
Succeeded by
incumbent


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