Gatineau native Marc Carrière holds a bachelor’s degree in administration and has always been involved in his community.
Mr. Carrière has spent more than 20 years in politics serving the people of the Outaouais region. He has been involved in the development of his region since the early 90s: he was elected Municipal Councillor of Val-des-Monts in 1992 and became mayor of this municipality in 1996. Mr. Carrière was then re-elected twice: in 2000 and in 2005.
He started his first term as Member of National Assembly for Chapleau on December 8, 2008 and was re-elected for a second term on September 4, 2012, and for a third term on April 7, 2014.
From the time he became a member of the National Assembly of Quebec, he was entrusted with important responsibilities, including the role of parliamentary assistant to the Chair of the Conseil du trésor, which he held until September 2012 when he became the Official Opposition critic for municipal affairs and a member of the Committee on Planning and the Public Domain. Today Marc Carrière is the critic for revenue and has been a member of the Committee on Labour and the Economy since September 12, 2013. With more than twenty years of experience in politics in the Outaouais region, Marc Carrière is well versed in both provincial and regional issues.
In his region and riding, Marc Carrière helped carry out several large-scale projects during his first terms in office, including the following: The construction of a new emergency department at the Hôpital de Gatineau ($27.5M); the opening of the Cancerology Centre ($33.5M); the construction of the Centre multisports at the Polyvalente Nicolas-Gatineau; the Rapibus project: a bus corridor for the Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO) in the Gatineau and Hull sectors ($255M); the expansion and renovation of the Cégep de l’Outaouais ($22.4M);130 new housing spaces for seniors with some loss of autonomy: the Centre des aînés de Gatineau ($20.9M); the reopening of the Resolute Forest Products (AbitibiBowater) Gatineau paper mill: 130 direct jobs at the Gatineau mill and ± 600 direct and indirect jobs at the Maniwaki sawmill and forest operations in Upper Gatineau. Mr. Carrière was president of the mill revival committee.
From 2000 to 2008, he served as warden of the MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais and as president of the Outaouais regional conference of elected officers (CRÉO) from 2004 to 2008. He was also president of the Commission régionale sur les ressources naturelles et le territoire public de l’Outaouais (CRRNTO) from its creation in 2006 to 2008.