Régis Labeaume

Politician

1956 –

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Who is Régis Labeaume?

Régis Labeaume is a Canadian businessman, writer and politician, currently serving as mayor of Quebec City.

Labeaume was elected on December 2, 2007 in a special election following the death of Andrée Boucher. He was elected with over 59 per cent of the popular vote, defeating candidate Ann Bourget who was the front-runner throughout most of the campaign until the final few days. She eventually ended second with 32% of the votes, followed by former Quebec Liberal Party Minister of Justice and lawyer Marc Bellemare. Labeaume obtained the support of key local figures including Marc Boucher, husband of the late Andrée Boucher, and former mayor Gilles Lamontagne.

Labeaume holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from the Université Laval. Prior to being mayor, Labeaume was a local businessman and chair of the Fondation de l’entrepreneurship organisation since 2003 and worked primarily in the mining industry. In 2005, he made an attempt to be elected leader of the municipal political party Renouveau municipal de Québec but lost to 2007 candidate Claude Larose. He was previously the political adviser of former Communications Minister and former Parti Québécois MNA of the riding of Vanier, Jean-François Bertrand from 1980 to 1983. He also collaborated to two books on the Quebec mining industry and on small and medium enterprises.

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Born
May 2, 1956
Roberval
Nationality
  • Canada
Profession
Education
  • Université Laval

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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