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Conference ministrielle sur la francophonie canadienne / Ministrel Conference on the Canadian Francophonie
The 23rd Ministerial Conference on the Canadian Francophonie
will be held on July 5 and 6, 2018 in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory


Jean-Marc Fournier

Minister responsible for Canadian Relations and the Canadian Francophonie
Government House Leader

A husband and father, Jean-Marc Fournier is a lawyer with a master’s degree in Public Law from the Université de Montréal. He was elected in the riding of Saint-Laurent on September 13, 2010 and has held that position since.

After serving in various roles in the offices of different ministers in Robert Bourassa’s government, Mr. Fournier became Member of the National Assembly for Châteauguay from 1994 to 2008. Beginning in 2003, he was successively Minister of Municipal Affairs, Sports and Recreation; Minister of Education, Sports and Recreation; Minister of Revenue; and Government House Leader.

In December 2008, he took a break from public life and returned to work in the private sector. Then in the fall of 2009, he became special advisor to the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, until his return to provincial politics in August 2010 when Premier Jean Charest named him Minister of Justice.

Mr. Fournier also served as Minister responsible for Reform of Democratic Institutions and Access to Information (2010-2011) and Government House Leader from September 2010 to August 2012.

Re-elected in September 2012, Jean-Marc Fournier served as interim Leader of the Quebec Liberal Party until Philippe Couillard’s election to that position on March 17, 2013. He then remained Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly until December 2013. Mr. Fournier was re-elected on April 7, 2014 and named Minister and Government House Leader on April 23, 2014.


Contact Information
Secrétariat du Québec aux relations canadiennes
875, Grande Allée Est, 3rd floor
Québec (Québec) G1R 4Y8
Phone: (418) 643-4011
Fax number: (418) 528-0052


member area
Canadian Francophonie Issues, Challenges and Future Directions

MCCF Newsletter - June 2017 issue

News Releases
2018 - 2nd Forum on Francophone Immigration (Toronto, ON)
Ministers responsible for Immigration and the Canadian Francophonie announce joint Action Plan for Increasing Francophone Immigration.
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