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Yves-François Blanchet

Yves-François Blanchet

  • Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment, Wildlife and Parks
  • Minister responsible for the Mauricie region
  • Minister responsible for the Centre-du-Québec region


Born in Drummondville on April 16, 1965
Father of four children


  • Bachelor's degree in history and anthropology, Université de Montréal (1987)

Professional Experience

  • President, Association québécoise de l'industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la vidéo (ADISQ) (2003-2006)
  • Teacher, École du show-business (1993-1994)
  • Teacher for dropouts, Intégration Jeunesse du Québec (1991-1992)
  • Founder and president, Les Productions culturelles Paradigme inc. and Diffusion YFB inc. (1990-2008)
  • Staff member, PQ national youth committee (1988-1989)

Community and Political Involvement

  • President, Projets Saint-Laurent, Québec Earth Day (2006-2008)
  • Recipient of the Person of the Year award from the Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Drummond (2006)
  • Member, Canadian Music Council, Comité ministeriel de la culture of the Commission du disque et du spectacle of the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC), board of directors of ADISQ, Fonds RadioStar, Fondation Musicaction and the Quebec Collective Society for the Rights of Makers of Sound and Video Recordings (SOPROQ) (2000-2008)
  • Recipient of 10 Félix awards at the ADISQ annual gala, either personally or as an associate of recipient artists (1995-2005)
  • PQ regional youth president (1987-1988)
  • Youth Appreciation Award, Optimist Club of Drummondville (1981)