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Pierre Arcand

Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment & Parks, Government of Québec, Canada

In 2002, on the strength of over 20 years of experience in radio, Mr. Arcand became president of Corus Québec Radio Division, the owner of 14 stations across Québec.

On March 26, 2007, Mr. Arcand was elected in the riding of Mont-Royal in the Montréal region. During his first term in office, he was appointed Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance and President of the Treasury Board.

Re-elected in the December 8, 2008 general election, Mr. Arcand was appointed Minister of International Relations and Minister responsible for La Francophonie. As Minister, he launched the Québec Government's U.S. Strategy, which gave Québec the means to contribute to the security of North America and promote trade.

In August 2010, Mr. Arcand was appointed Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks. To date, the Minister has piloted a number of major initiatives, including the application of the Regulation respecting the charges payable for the use of water; and the adoption of the Air Quality Regulation.






 
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