Christine St-Pierre was born in Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies. She studied at the University of Moncton from 1972-76 and earn a B.A. in Social Sciences with minors in demographics, economics and law.
In the three decades between 1976 and 2007, she served as a parliamentary writer in both Ottawa and Quebec City. She was assigned to Washington from 2001 to 2005 by the Société Radio-Canada and was involved in the latter’s journalists union during that time. After such a lengthy career in parliamentary journalism, she decided to make a leap into politics in the early spring of 2007.
She was elected as the Liberal candidate in the Acadie ridding in the general elections of March 26th 2007, and then subsequently was re-elected on December 8th 2008 , on September 4th 2012 and on April 7th 2014. Premier Jean Charest appointed her Minister of Culture and Communications as well as the Feminine Condition. She also served on the Cabinet Committee for social, educational and cultural development throughout those two mandates.
Ms. St-Pierre is recognized as a woman of culture, one close to people.