Jean-Pierre Blackburn

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The Honourable
Jean-Pierre Blackburn
PC
Jean-Pierre Blackburn mai 2017.png
Jean-Pierre Blackburn may 2017
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Jonquière—Alma
In office
2006–2011
Preceded by Sébastien Gagnon
Succeeded by Claude Patry
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Jonquière
In office
1984–1993
Preceded by Gilles Marceau
Succeeded by André Caron
Personal details
Born (1948-07-06) July 6, 1948 (age 70)
Jonquière, Quebec, Canada
Political party Conservative
Progressive Conservative
Spouse(s) Ginette Laforest
Residence Jonquière, Quebec, Canada
Profession Administrator, manager, professor
Cabinet Minister of Veterans Affairs
Minister of State (Agriculture)

Jean-Pierre Blackburn, PC (born July 6, 1948) is a Canadian politician and diplomat. He was the Conservative member of the House of Commons of Canada from the riding of Jonquière—Alma from 2006 to 2011; earlier, he was the Progressive Conservative MP from Jonquière from 1984 to 1993.

Blackburn was born in Jonquière, Quebec. In 1993, Blackburn was the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence. On February 6, 2006, he was appointed Minister of Labour and Housing in Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Cabinet. He was shuffled to the National Revenue portfolio on October 30, 2008, and became Minister of Veterans Affairs in 2010.[1]. In the May 2011 federal election, Blackburn lost to the NDP candidate, Claude Patry.

A businessman, Blackburn holds a bachelor's degree in administration and a master's in regional studies and intervention from the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. He has also been a manager, administrator and a professor. More recently, he has been the president of Blackburn Communications Inc.

He was named Canada's Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO in December 2011.[1]

In May 2017, Jean-Pierre Blackburn became leader of the Citizens' Party of Saguenay in order to be a candidate for Mayor's office in the November municipal election.[2]

References

  1. ^ Clark, Campbell (May 10, 2012). "Harper rewards defeated minister Lawrence Cannon with Paris post". Globe and Mail. Retrieved May 10, 2012.
  2. ^ http://www.lapresse.ca/le-quotidien/actualites/201704/21/01-5090805-jean-pierre-blackburn-est-le-nouveau-chef-du-pcs.php

External links

  • Jean-Pierre Blackburn – Parliament of Canada biography
28th Ministry – Cabinet of Stephen Harper
Cabinet posts (5)
Predecessor Office Successor
Greg Thompson Minister of Veterans Affairs
2010–2011
Steven Blaney
Gordon O'Connor Minister of National Revenue
2008–2010
Keith Ashfield
Christian Paradis
as Secretary of State (Agriculture)
Minister of State (Agriculture)
2008–2011
none
Joe Fontana Minister of Labour
2006–2008
Rona Ambrose
Jacques Saada Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
2006–2008
Denis Lebel
as Minister of State (Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec)
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