Born in Saint-Alban in 1949, Michel Matte was the Member for Portneuf from 2008 to 2012. He was reelected on April 7, 2014.
In 1974, he earned his Bachelor of Physical Education from Université du Québec in Trois-Rivières. In 1984, he graduated with a Masters in Educational Administration from Université Laval. He was a member of the Ordre des administrateurs agréés du Québec from 2002 to 2006 and is taking Canadian Securities Course at the Canadian Securities Institute in 2005.
From 1974 to 1997, he was, consecutively, a teacher, Principal, HR Director and Executive Director for the Commission scolaire Grand-Bois and Deputy Executive Director at the Commission scolaire de Portneuf. He was also a timekeeper the Montreal Olympics in 1976. In 1977, he interned for France’s Département de la Jeunesse et des Sports sur la situation de l'éducation physique. Subsequently, Mr. Matte was an investment advisor from 1997 to 2006.
Michel Matte entered politics in 1997 as Mayor of Saint-Marc-des-Careers. He remained in office until 2008. In 2005, he also became Warden of the Portneuf Regional County Municipality, remaining at this post until his election as the Liberal Member for Portneuf in 2008. He was subsequently appointed as the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister responsible for Canadian Intergovernmental Affairs and the Canadian Francophony and the Minister responsible for the Reform of Democratic Institutions and Information Access from February 16, 2011 to August 1, 2012.
Mr. Matte, a devoted member of his community, was the Founding President of West Portneuf’s Chamber of Commerce in 1996, a member of Portneuf’s Local Development Centre from 1998 to 2005, the Secretary-Treasurer of Quebec City’s Conférence régionale des élus from 2005 to 2008 and an executive member of the Union des municipalités du Québec from 2006 to 2008.