|Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Chutes-de-la-Chaudière|
|Assumed office |
April 14, 2003
|Preceded by||Denise Carrier-Perreault|
|Born||April 25, 1955|
Saint-Raphaël, Quebec, Canada
|Political party||ADQ (2003-2009)|
|Cabinet||Third Vice-President of the National Assembly of Quebec|
Marc Picard (born April 25, 1955) is a politician in the province of Quebec, Canada. He currently represents the Chutes-de-la-Chaudière district at the National Assembly of Quebec as a member of the CAQ.
Born in Saint-Raphaël (Bellechasse), Quebec, Picard has a college diploma in business administration for the Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon and worked for the Quebec Ministry of Revenue for 25 years as a research officer. He also studied accounting at Université Laval. He also worked for the Canadian Mental Health Association and the Saint-Jean-Chrysostome Helping Agency
In 1999, Picard was elected to the council of the town of Saint-Jean-Chrysostome. Two years later, the provincial government merged a number of municipal governments including the one of Saint-Jean-Chrysostome to the city of Lévis. Picard served on the new city council until he won a seat to the provincial legislature for the Action démocratique du Québec (ADQ).
In 2007, Picard was easily re-elected with 59% of the vote. Parti Québécois (PQ) candidate and former Bloc Québécois member of the House of Commons of Canada, Yvan Loubier, finished second with 18% of the vote.
In the 2008 election, Picard won re-election with 45% of the vote, even though his party's support sharply declined.
On August 22, 2009, he issued his support for Éric Caire in the leadership race of the ADQ. Following Caire's defeat, he and Caire left the ADQ, complaining of the attitude of victor Gilles Taillon. On December 19, 2011 he joined the CAQ.
- Official website
- "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
- Michel Bissonnet reste président de l'Assemblée, La Presse, May 8, 2007
- Lessard, Denis. "Éric Caire et Marc Picard claquent la porte à l'ADQ." La Presse. 6 November 2009.
- White, Marianne (19 December 2011). "New party boots its ranks with four new members". canada.com.[permanent dead link]