Public Safety, Border Security and Emergency Preparedness
Nomination Date: 15/12/2017
A graduate of the University of Laval (1990) with a degree in political science, Pierre Paul-Hus has also received military officer training and graduated from the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario (2000) and from l’École Militaire of Paris (2001). In the course of his years of service, he also taught at l’École Militaire of Paris during the summer of 2002.
Since 1995 he has been the owner of PRESTIGE Media Group. This company publishes the magazine Prestige, as well as the journal Hôtels, Restaurants et Institutions. His role as editor lead, for more than 20 years, to him working alongside businessmen and the politics and culture of Quebec. His role as the publisher has brought him, for more than 20 years, to work in the business, political and cultural sectors in Quebec City.
He has also been a shareholder in Sélections Mondiales des Vins – Canada (the largest wine contest in North America) for 13 years. This contest allows one to meet annually with more than 75 world-famous wine experts, from 26 different countries.
In 1987, while he was finishing high school, he joined the ranks of the Régiment de la Chaudière, a unit of the Canada Armed Forces reserve. In the 22 years of his military service, he carried out two operational missions: the first at Goose Bay in Labrador, under the NATO aegis, and the second in Cyprus with the 3rd Battalion of the Royal 22nd Regiment for the United Nations. Subsequently, he carried out various mandates including, among others, the analysis of infrastructures of the reserves supported by the Valcartier military base, as well as the deployment and the command of a battalion group of 400 personnel in Mississippi, in the United States. In 2002 the French army appointed him an instructor in a staff specialist course, a first in the history of the French reserve. As part of this course, he had former French, British, German, and Swiss reservists.
In June 2004, during the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the landings at Normandy (France), he dedicated four monuments in as many towns and Normandy communities. In May 2006, as part of his functions as the commander of the Régiment de la Chaudière, he obtained a private audience with her majesty Queen Elizabeth II, at Buckingham Palace. This audience allowed him to give her majesty the reprint of a book on the history of the Régiment de la Chaudière, and to speak with the colonel-in-chief of his regiment. In 2008, he coordinated military activities of the 35th Brigade Group of Canada for the 400th anniversary of Quebec. He ended his military career in 2009.
A native of Granby, he was elected MP for the riding of Charlesbourg-Haute-Saint-Charles on 19th October 2015. On the November 20th 2019, he was appointed to the official shadow cabinet opposition as the Associate Critic of National Defense. In August 2017, the Official Opposition Leader, Andrew Scheer, named Pierre Paul-Hus as the shadow cabinet minister for Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness. One year later, Border Security was added to his duties.