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Biography of Minister

Minister Bertrand St-Arnaud.

Bertrand St-Arnaud

  • Member for Chambly
  • Minister of Justice of Québec
  • Attorney General of Quebec
  • Minister responsible for the administration of legislation respecting the professions
  • Minister responsible for the fight against homophobia
  • Deputy Government House Leader
  • Chair of the Comité de législation

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Born in Montréal on September 13, 1958


  • Diploma of College Studies, Collège André-Grasset (1977)
  • Law degree, Université de Montréal (1980)
  • Barreau du Québec (1983)
  • Master's degree in political science, Université Laval (1985)

Professional experience

  • Legal research officer, Library of the National Assembly of Québec (1983)
  • Legal and procedural adviser, National Assembly of Québec (1983-1984)
  • Constitutional law adviser, Secrétariat aux affaires intergouvernementales canadiennes, Gouvernement du Québec (1985)
  • Political aide, Office of the Premier (1985)
    Personal secretary to the Leader of the Official Opposition at the National Assembly of Québec and liaison officer (1986-1987)
  • Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Université du Québec à Montréal (1987)
  • Lawyer in private practice, successively with the law firms St-Arnaud Mondor; St-Arnaud Cloutier Rougeau and Poupart Marquis (1987-2000)
  • Chief of staff, office of the Minister of State for International Relations, Gouvernement du Québec (2000-2003)
  • Principal mission leader and project manager, Délégation aux droits de l'Homme et à la démocratie, Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (2004)
  • Lawyer, law firm of Mondor, Rougeau, Lambert et Leborgne (2005-2008)
  • Member for Chambly, National Assembly of Québec (2008-.)
  • Deputy Opposition House Leader, National Assembly of Québec (2010-2012)

Community and Political Involvement

  • Secretary general, Université de Montréal law students association (1978-1979)
  • Member of the city planning commission, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville (1979)
  • Recipient, Fondation Jean-Charles-Bonenfant bursary, and parliamentary intern at the National Assembly of Québec (1980-1981)
  • Member of the special committee on the protection of witnesses appearing before parliamentary committees created by the Committee on the National Assembly (1983)
  • Member of the goodwill mission in Haiti, Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (2004)
  • Participant, European Union seminar on electoral observation missions, Belgium (2004)
  • Participant, African Union seminar on the future of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), South Africa (2004)
  • Expert participant, electoral observation mission of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie on the occasion of legislative elections in Albania and the presidential election in the Central African Republic (2005)
  • Recipient of the Robert-Sacchitelle Prize awarded annually by the Defence Attorneys Association of Montréal (2007)

Office addresses

Ministère de la Justice
Édifice Louis-Philippe-Pigeon
1200, route de l'Église, 9e étage
Québec (Québec)  G1V 4M1

Telephone: 418 643-4210
Fax: 418 646-0027

Ministère de la Justice
Palais de justice de Montréal
1, rue Notre-Dame Est
11e étage, bureau 11.39
Montréal (Québec)  H2Y 1B6

Telephone: 514 873-3317
Fax: 514 873-7174

Electoral Division
2028, avenue Bourgogne
Chambly (Quebec)  J3L 1Z6
Telephone: 450 658-5452
Fax: 450 658-4417



Latest update: January 11, 2013

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