Born in Baie-Comeau in 1969, François Corriveau obtained a law degree from Université Laval in 1992 and graduated from the Quebec Bar School in 1993. He followed in the footsteps of his father, who was also a lawyer and judge appointed by the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney.
Inspired by a family history of public services, François Corriveau got into politics for the first time in 2002 with the Action démocratique du Québec under the leadership of Mario Dumont. He won a surprise victory that made him the first MNA to be elected for the party since Mario Dumont who sat since its creation in 1994. In the wake of the general election of April 14, 2003, Corriveau was defeated in the renamed constituency of René-Levesque. He resumed his duties as Deputy Clerk for the City of Baie-Comeau and he continued there until obtaining the position of General Manager in 2010. Corriveau recently won the COMAQ Merit award in 2017 for his exceptional contribution to the profession of licensed municipal officers in Quebec.
In addition to his responsibilities with the City of Baie-Comeau, he also serves as a director in many other organizations. He is President of the Baie-Comeau Major Junior Hockey Club (The QMJHL’s Drakkar), Director of the Manicouagan Tourism and Côte-Nord Tourism Association, Director of the Baie-Comeau Expansion Corporation, and member of the Baie-Comeau Industrial Port Zone committee.
He is the father and step-father to four young girls, and is an avid sailor and sculptor.
Date Nominated: 11/29/2018