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Jacques Chagnon

Jacques Chagnon
Jacques Chagnon in 2011
45th President of the National Assembly
Assumed office
April 5, 2011
Preceded by Yvon Vallières
MNA for Westmount–Saint-Louis
Assumed office
September 12, 1994
Preceded by riding created
MNA for Saint-Louis
In office
December 2, 1985 – September 12, 1994
Preceded by Harry Blank
Succeeded by riding dissolved
Personal details
Born (1952-08-28) August 28, 1952
Montreal, Quebec
Political party Quebec Liberal Party
Cabinet Second Vice-President of National Assembly of Quebec

Jacques Chagnon (born August 28, 1952 in Montreal, Quebec) is a politician in Quebec, Canada. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Concordia University and graduate degrees in political science and in Law from the Université de Montréal. He is a former school board commissioner, former president of the Chambly regional school board and the former president of the Fédération des commission scolaires catholiques du Québec. He is currently a member of the National Assembly of Quebec. He represents the electoral district of Westmount–Saint-Louis and is a member of the Quebec Liberal Party (QLP).

He was the Minister of Education in the government of Daniel Johnson from January 11, 1994 to September 26, 1994 when the QLP was defeated in the 1994 election. When the QLP retook power in 2003, he was appointed to cabinet by Premier Jean Charest as Minister of Public Security from April 29, 2003 to February 18, 2005. During his time as Minister of Public Security, he had to deal with the Kanesatake crisis. His performance during this time as well as certain remarks that were perceived as offensive towards aboriginals may explain Charest's decision to drop him from cabinet in 2005. Chagnon was the chair the committee on education in the National Assembly until 2007 and was named the Second Vice-President of the National Assembly after the elections.

Chagnon was first elected in the

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