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Sylvain Rochon

Sylvain Rochon

  • Member for Richelieu
  • Parti québécois
  • Deputy Opposition House Leader
  • Official Opposition critic for energy and natural resources
 

Biography

Born in Sorel-Tracy on May 24, 1961

Education

  • College studies in speech sciences, Conservatoire Lassalle (1978-1981)

Professional Experience

  • Political adviser, office of the MNA for Richelieu (2014)
  • Deputy executive assistant, office of the Minister for Industrial Policy and the Banque de développement économique du Québec (2012-2014)
  • Political adviser, office of the MNA for Richelieu (2003-2012)
  • Political adviser and press secretary, riding office of the Minister of State for Education and Employment and Minister of Education (2002-2003)
  • Political adviser and press secretary, riding office of the Chair of the Conseil du trésor (2001-2002)
  • Political adviser and press secretary, riding office of the Minister of Relations with Citizens and Immigration (2000-2001)
  • Journalist and host, CJSO 1320 and 101.7 FM Sorel-Tracy (1989-2000)
  • Program director, Sorel-Tracy community television (1981-1989)

Community and Political Involvement

  • Secretary, host and chair of workshops and plenary sessions at several local, regional and national Parti québécois conventions
  • Coordinator and secretary for the Parti québécois Montérégie caucus (2005-2012)
  • Fundraising event host for the Sorel-Tracy chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada (2003 to present)
  • Representative of the MNA for Richelieu on the board of directors of the Pierre-De Saurel local development centre and the Société des parcs industriels Sorel-Tracy (2003-2012)
  • President and secretary-treasurer of unions affiliated with the Fédération nationale des communications (CSN) (1988-2000)
  • Secretary of the Association des programmateurs de la télédistribution du Québec (1986-1989)
  • President of the youth section of the Société nationale des Québécois Richelieu (1978-1979)