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Luc Blanchette

Luc
Blanchette

Rouyn-Noranda–Témiscamingue

Ministre des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs, Ministre responsable de la région de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Ministre responsable de la région du Nord-du-Québec

Luc Blanchette is a brilliant economist from Abitibi-Témiscamingue and the father of three Children. On the April 7, 2014, he becamed the MNA of Rouyn-Noranda-Témiscamingue.

He received his DEC from CÉGEP de Trois-Rivières (1979), a B.A. in Economic Sciences from  l’Université de Sherbrooke (1982) and a Master’s degree in Project Management from l’Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (1996). The focus for his post graduate degree was methods of cost/benefits analysis.

His training as an Economist has led him to occupy several functions over the last 30 years. He began as a development agent with the Conseil régional de développement de l’Estrie, and then served as a regional economist with Hydro-Quebec, then as head of client relations for the Secrétariat à la jeunesse de Sherbrooke;  regional economist for the   Commission de formation professionnelle de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue. He was also a Professor of Economics at the CÉGEP de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue , head lecturer at the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, and consulting economist with  the firm  L.B. Consultation.

If Luc Blanchette possesses an exemplary CV careerwise, his community engagements are just as impressive.  Over the years he has been a member of more than 15 committees with union, administrative and professional vocations. He also has served as Chairman of the Board of the Maison de la famille de Rouyn-Noranda and member of the Board of the CLSC Partage-des-eaux de Rouyn-Noranda, among others.