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Marc Picard

Marc Picard
MNA for Chutes-de-la-Chaudière
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 1, 2003
Preceded by Denise Carrier-Perreault
Personal details
Born (1955-04-25) April 25, 1955
Saint-Raphaël, Quebec
Political party ADQ (2003-2009)
Independent (2009-2011)
CAQ (2011-present)
Spouse(s) Lynda Boivin
Cabinet Third Vice-President of the National Assembly of Quebec

Marc Picard (born April 25, 1955 in Saint-Raphaël (Bellechasse), Quebec) is a politician in the province of Quebec, Canada. He currently represents the Chutes-de-la-Chaudière district at the National Assembly of Quebec as a member of the CAQ.

Picard has a college diploma in business administration for the Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon and worked for the Quebec Ministry of Revenue for 25 years as a research officer. He also studied accounting at Université Laval. He also worked for the Canadian Mental Health Association and the Saint-Jean-Chrysostome Helping Agency

In 1999, Picard was elected to the council of the town of merged a number of municipal governments including the one of Saint-Jean-Chrysostome to the city of Lévis. Picard served on the new city council until he won a seat to the provincial legislature for the Action démocratique du Québec (ADQ).

Picard was first elected as a Member of the National Assembly in the 2003 election.

In 2007, Picard was easily re-elected with 59% of the vote. Parti Québécois (PQ) candidate and former Bloc Québécois member of the Canadian House of Commons, Yvan Loubier, finished second with 18% of the vote.

On May 8, 2007, Picard became Third Deputy Speaker of the House.[1]

In the 2008 election, Picard won re-election with 45% of the vote, even though his party's support sharply declined.

On August 22, 2009, he issued his support for Éric Caire in the leadership race of the ADQ. Following Caire's defeat, he and Caire left the ADQ, complaining of the attitude of victor Gilles Taillon.[2] On December 19, 2011 he joined the CAQ.[3]

External links

  • Official website
  • "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French).  

Footnotes

  1. ^ Michel Bissonnet reste président de l'Assemblée, La Presse, May 8, 2007
  2. ^ Lessard, Denis. "Éric Caire et Marc Picard claquent la porte à l'ADQ." La Presse. 6 November 2009.
  3. ^ White, Marianne (19 December 2011). "New party boots its ranks with four new members". canada.com. 
National Assembly of Quebec
Preceded by
François Gendron (PQ)
Third Deputy Speaker of the House
20072009
Succeeded by
François Gendron (PQ)
Political offices
Preceded by
none
City Councillor, District no. 7 (Saint-Jean-Chrysostome), Lévis
2001–2003
Succeeded by
Guy Dumoulin
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