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Benoît Charette

Benoit Charette

  • Member for Deux-Montagnes
  • Coalition avenir Québec
  • Minister of the Environment, the Fight Against Climate Change, Wildlife and Parks
  • Minister Responsible for the Laurentides Region


Born in Saint-Jérôme in 1976


  • Advanced graduate diploma in public administration, École nationale d’administration publique
  • Bachelor’s degree in history with a concentration in political science, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Diploma of College Studies in social sciences, Cégep de Saint-Jérôme

Professional Experience

  • Executive director of the cabinets of the Whip and of the Second Opposition Group Leader, National Assembly, Québec (2012-2014)
  • Local programs manager, Fondation Jules et Paul-Émile Léger, Montréal (2005-2008)
  • Director general, Forum jeunesse des Laurentides, Saint-Jérôme (2003-2005)
  • Programs manager, Agence intergouvernementale de la Francophonie (AIF), Moncton, New Brunswick (2001-2003) (2001-2003)
  • Contract employee, Ministère des Relations internationales, Québec (2000)

Community and Political Involvement

  • Member of the board of directors of various community organizations over the years: Réseau Internet francophone Vieillir en liberté (RIFVEL), TRACE (street work), Carrefour Jeunesse-Emploi de Deux-Montagnes and SOS Jeunesse, among others
  • Honorary chair of the fundraising campaigns for Regroupement TANDEM and Mois de la Jonquille de la MRC de Deux-Montagnes
  • Volunteer cooperant, Haiti (1995)