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Yvon Vallières

Yvon Vallières
MNA for Richmond
In office
October 29, 1973 – November 15, 1976
Preceded by Yvon Brochu
Succeeded by Yvon Brochu
MNA for Richmond
In office
April 13, 1981 – September 4, 2012
Preceded by Yvon Brochu
Succeeded by Karine Vallières
Personal details

(1949-02-05) February 5, 1949

Richmond, Quebec
Political party Quebec Liberal Party
Profession teacher
Cabinet President of the National Assembly of Quebec

Yvon Vallières (born February 5, 1949 in Richmond, Quebec) is a Quebec politician and teacher. He was a Member of National Assembly of Quebec for the riding of Richmond in the Estrie region from 1973 to 1976 and from 1981 to 2012. Formerly the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food from 2003 to 2007, he is the current Chair of the Government Caucus. He was a member of the Quebec Liberal Party.


Vallières went to the Université de Sherbrooke and obtained a bachelor's degree in pedagogy and would teach at several schools from 1970 to 1972 and from 1976 to 1981 while being a councilor at the Commission Scolaire de Taillon in 1972. He also obtained a certificate in psychology human relations.

Professional and political career

Vallières would become the MNA for Richmond in 1973 when Robert Bourassa won a second majority term. Vaillieres was however defeated by the Parti Québécois in 1976 when they gain power for the first time ever under the leadership of René Lévesque. After returning to his teaching duties from 1976 to 1981, Vallières was a candidate again in Richmond for the 1981 elections and was re-elected. He was then named the President of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Parliamentary Commission. He was re-elected again in 1985 as the Liberals returned to power when Robert Bourassa returned to politics and became once again the party leader. Vallières would be named the Chief Whip of the government for the full mandate.

During his next mandate from 1989 to 1994, he was the Minister responsible or the delegate minister for several portfolios. He was named the Delegate Minister of Transport in 1989 and Delegate Minister of Regional development, Agriculture, Fisheries and Food from 1990 to 1992. He was also the Minister responsible of Fisheries from 1990 to 1994. When Daniel Johnson, Jr. replaced Bourassa during the final months of the Liberal Mandate, Vallieres was named once again the chief Whip of the government.

While the Liberals lost power in 1994, Vallières was re-elected for a fifth mandate and was named the opposition's critic in agriculture and regional development and was for the second time the President of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Parliamentary Commission. In 1998, he was re-elected for a sixth mandate and was again the opposition critic in agriculture until 2000. He was also the President of the Territorial Planning Parliamentary Commission.

When the Liberals regained power in 2003, Vallières, who

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