Public Safety, Border Security and Emergency Preparedness
Nomination Date: 15/12/2017
Born in Granby, Quebec, he is a military, publisher, entrepreneur, politician and father of two children.
In 1987, while completing high school, he joined the ranks of the Regiment de la Chaudière, an infantry unit of the Canadian Armed Forces. During his 22 years of service, he reached the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel and commanded his regiment from 2003 to 2007.
A graduate in Political Science at Laval University in 1990, his military training also led to his graduation from the Command and Staff College in Kingston, Ontario, in 2000 and from the École Militaire de Paris in 2001.
In 1995, he founded PRESTIGE Magazine. This magazine showcases Quebec’s business community and its patrons. His role as a publisher over the last 20 years has helped him develop a network of business developers, elected and public servants along with cultural stakeholders in Quebec City. The Prestige magazine is also focussed on showcasing philanthropic activities in the Quebec City region.
Pierre has also held the position of Vice President of the Selection des vins- Canada (the largest wine competition in North America) for over a decade. This contest allowed him to connect with more than 75 leading wine experts from 26 countries.
In 2015 Pierre was elected as the Member of Parliament for Charlesbourg – Haute-Saint-Charles. He was quickly appointed to the position of Associate Critic for National Defence. In September 2017, he was appointed Shadow Cabinet Minister for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.