Marcel Gagnon

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Marcel Gagnon
Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Champlain
In office
Preceded byNormand Toupin
Succeeded byPierre-A. Brouillette
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Champlain
In office
Preceded byRéjean Lefebvre
Succeeded byDistrict was abolished in 2003
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Saint-Maurice—Champlain
In office
Preceded byDistrict was established in 2003
Succeeded byJean-Yves Laforest
Personal details
Born (1936-04-19) April 19, 1936 (age 87)
Sainte-Brigide-d'Iberville, Quebec, Canada
Political partyBloc Québécois
Other political
Parti Québécois

Marcel Gagnon (born April 19, 1936) is a former Canadian politician. A businessman, he served as a legislator for both the National Assembly of Quebec and the House of Commons.

Provincial politics[edit]

Gagnon ran as a Parti Québécois candidate in 1976 in the provincial riding of Champlain. He was elected with 41% of the vote. He was re-elected in 1981 with 54% of the vote, but was defeated in 1985 with 44% of the vote and finished third in 1989 as an Independent candidate with 19% of the vote.

Federal politics[edit]

He entered federal politics when he was elected as a Member of the Bloc Québécois in 2000 in the riding of Champlain, with 45.3% of the vote against Liberal Julie Boulet (45.2%). He was re-elected in 2004 in the riding of Saint-Maurice—Champlain with 55% of the vote.

During his tenure, he served as the Bloc critic to Seniors and proposed that eligible recipients be signed up to the Guaranteed Income Supplement Program (GIS) without having to make a request.

At one point, Gagnon was critic to the Library of Parliament, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. He did not run for re-election in 2006, retiring from office at the dissolution of parliament.

External links[edit]

  • "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
  • Marcel Gagnon – Parliament of Canada biography