IAN LAFRENIÈRE

Au service de la population depuis plus de 30 ans, il a été policier, pompier temporaire, formateurs à l’international pour les Nations Unies et il est toujours militaire réserviste. Il a choisi de faire le saut en politique lors des élections de 2018 afin de faire partie du changement. Il représente les citoyens de la circonscription de Vachon à l’Assemblée Nationale. 

BIOGRAPHY

A native of Granby, Ian Lafrenière began his career as a police officer in 1993. He joined the SPVM's Media Relations team in 1996 and spent nearly 20 years there. He climbed the ranks from sergeant to Inspector within a communications service that he would greatly evolve. He is the face of the police organization in the context of several major events, including the ice storm, anti-motorcycle operations and the student crisis of 2012.


Holder of the rank of captain, he also has a military career. He currently holds a part-time public affairs trainer position.


Since 2013, he has been a consultant for the United Nations in order to train the security forces in communication and human rights. In this capacity, he participated in several training missions in Africa and Europe.


He acted as a temporary firefighter for the City of Mont-Saint-Hilaire for more than 10 years. He is the founding president of the Police Assistance Fund of Mirabel which, since 1993, has been helping some 300 families in need. He receives several prestigious distinctions for his community involvement.


In 2018, he decided to go into politics to be part of the change. He receives the support of the citizens of the constituency of Vachon, which he now represents in the National Assembly.

Since October 9, 2020, he has been the Minister responsible for Indigenous Affairs.

 

ROLE OF THE MEMBER

The function of deputy

Deputies are elected by universal suffrage to represent their fellow citizens. They sit in the National Assembly. The population of Quebec is represented by 125 deputies elected in as many constituencies.

The role of the deputy

As representative of the population, the deputy fulfills 3 main roles:

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Legislator

The first activity of the deputy is to study, analyze and vote on bills. This role is played in several stages, in the Assembly and in parliamentary committee.

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Controller

The deputy is also controller of government action. The means of control at its disposal are numerous.

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Intermediate

The member represents his fellow citizens. Every week, when he is not in the Assembly, he works in his constituency. At his office, he deals with citizens' requests.

The deputy plays the role of intermediary between his electors and the Administration. He makes sure that his community receives its fair share of public programs in health, education, employment assistance, etc.

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Finally, the member promotes regional development. He promotes the needs of his constituency.

 
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VACHON

DISTRICT OF

The riding of Vachon owes its name to the great French-speaking pilot: Roméo Vachon. It covers part of the territory of the city of Longueuil, namely the borough of Saint-Hubert. Covering an area of 61.5 km2, it has 50,661 voters.

Creation
Location
Area
Population
Voters
1980
St-Hubert
61.5 km2
66,615
50 661

HISTORY

The electoral division of Vachon was created in 1980. It was then made up of the southern part of the electoral division of Taillon. It is named in honor of Joseph Pierre Roméo Vachon (1898-1954), a pioneer of Quebec aviation.

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VISIT OF THE FAMOUS R-100 AIRSHIP

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In 1930, St-Hubert airport received the famous R-100 airship . Built in the late 1920s by the British government, it was to provide links between London and the British Empire.

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As Michel Pratt, author of the complete work "Les dirigibles R-100 et R-101" (Histoire Québec editions) said, "few events in the history of Quebec have had such a strong impact as that of the came in 1930 from the R-100 airship. The media coverage was exceptional, as Bolduc said in one of his songs Tout l'monde talks about the R-100. Regionally, the flight of the R-100 is the biggest tourist event in the Montérégie. At the provincial level, it is no less prestigious than the Universal Exhibition of 1967. On the other hand, in terms of technological challenge, the interest it arouses is worldwide. "

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