Born in Quebec in 1952, Raymond Bernier is the former MNA for the riding of Montmorency.
Mr. Bernier earned his Diploma of College Studies in Business Administration from Cégep de Limoilou in 1972. He graduated from Université Laval three years later (in 1975) with a Bachelor of Business Administration.
He began his career with the Commission de la santé et de la sécurité au travail (CSST) as a finance officer. He became the Interim Director of the Contribution department at this organization in 1978 and held the position until 1983, when he was hired as a socioeconomic planning & research officer at the Treasury Board Secretariat. In 1984, he was appointed to the same position in the Ministry of Transport, remaining at this post until 1986, moving to the Ministry of Revenue in the same capacity until 1990. He returned to the CSST in 1990 as the Director of Health and Safety. He was hired once again by the Ministry of Revenue in 1991 and remained at this post until 2003.
Raymond Bernier entered politics in 1989 and was elected city councillor and Substitute Mayor of the City of Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures. He was reelected until 1997. In 2003, he was given a mandate by the people of Montmorency to represent the riding in the National Assembly. He was subsequently appointed as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Revenue from 2003 to 2005 and Minister of International Relations and Minister responsible for the Francophony from 2005 to 2007. From 2007 to 2008, he served as Chief of Staff to the Minister of International Relations Monique Gagnon-Tremblay. He was reelected in 2008 and asked to be the Chair of the Committee on Culture from January 15 to September 14, 2009. After a short moment out of his functions, he is reelected in 2014.