Nomination Date: 06/12/2018
François Desrochers was born in Montreal and grew up in St-Benoit de Mirabel. Now living in St-Joseph-du-Lac, he’s married to Myriam Dumoulin and has three children, Charles-Antoine, Laurianne, and Catherine.
Desrochers obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education in Humanities, Geography and History, from the University of Quebec in Montreal, and completed a graduate certificate in Educational Administration at the Université de Sherbrooke. In the summer, during his university studies, he worked in the reforestation of forests in British Columbia and Alberta. He began his professional career as a teacher and assistant director, notably at the Saint-Eustache high school on the north shore of Montreal. He also was a member of the governing board of the polyvalente and the board of directors of the Secondary School Patriotes Foundation.
In the 2000 federal election, he ran for the Canadian Alliance, which later merged to become the Conservative Party of Canada. He continued his involvement in provincial politics in 2003 as president of the Deux-Montagnes Adequate Association, and in 2006 at the federal level as president of the Conservative Association in Argenteuil-Papineau-Mirabel.
In the provincial election in 2007 he was elected in the riding of Mirabel for the Action démocratique du Québec and became a member of the National Assembly of the 38th Parliament. During his tenure, he was appointed Official Opposition Critic for Education, Canadian Intergovernmental Affairs, Aboriginal Affairs and Access to Information. He also served as International Vice-President of the Delegation of the Quebec National Assembly for Relations with the French National Assembly (DANRANF) and has been a member of the Quebec National Assembly Delegation for Relations with the French Senate (DANSRF).
His commitment to people and organizations is the result of a deep attachment to his community. He was a member of the Mirabel Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIM), a guest member of the Board of Directors of the Deux-Montagnes Local Development Center (CLD) and Mirabel’s Local Development Center. His social and political experiences as well as his expertise in the field of education will provide François Desrochers with the tools to defend the interests of the people of the riding of Mirabel in the House of Commons. He is determined to listen to the voices of his constituents.