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Manon Perreault (born December 29, 1965 in Rimouski, Quebec)[1] is a former Canadian politician, who served in the House of Commons of Canada from 2011 until 2015.[2] Following her election, she was named to the NDP's shadow cabinet as critic for people with disabilities. She represented the electoral district of Montcalm as a member of the New Democratic Party until June 6, 2014 when she was suspended from the NDP caucus after being charged with public mischief. She had told police some items had been stolen from her office, when in fact a former employee had the items and voluntarily offered to return them. She was convicted on March 20, 2015.[3] She sat as an Independent until August 12, 2015, when she joined Strength in Democracy as their candidate in Montcalm,[4][5] but she was soundly defeated in the 2015 federal election by Bloc Québécois candidate Luc Thériault.

Manon Perreault
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Montcalm
In office
May 2, 2011 – October 19, 2015
Preceded byRoger Gaudet
Succeeded byLuc Thériault
Personal details
Born (1965-12-29) December 29, 1965 (age 53)
Rimouski, Quebec, Canada
Political partyStrength in Democracy
Other political
affiliations
Independent (2014–2015)
New Democratic (2011–2014)
ResidenceSaint-Jacques, Quebec

Perreault was a municipal councillor in Sainte-Marie-Salomé, Quebec from 2002 to 2009. Before being elected to parliament, Perreault was an administrator and trainer. As a person living with restricted mobility, she worked with Kéroul, an organization promoting tourism for people with disabilities, and Handami, a regional association for people with disabilities.[6] Perreault became a paraplegic, following an equestrian accident in 1993.[7]

She joined former cabinet minister Steven Fletcher as a member of Parliament who uses a wheelchair, and sought, among others, to use her parliamentary position to defend people with disabilities.[8][9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PARLINFO - Parliamentarian File - Complete File - PERREAULT, Manon". Parliament of Canada. Retrieved 2012-04-28.
  2. ^ Election 2011: Montcalm. The Globe and Mail, May 2, 2011.
  3. ^ http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/mp-manon-perreault-found-guilty-of-public-mischief-1.3003401
  4. ^ "Manon Perreault, NDP MP, faces criminal charges". CBC News. June 6, 2014. Retrieved June 6, 2014.
  5. ^ "Forces et Démocratie adds ousted NDP MP Perreault to election roster". iPolitics. August 12, 2015. Retrieved August 12, 2015.
  6. ^ "Get to know your MPs, NDP edition." Vancouver Sun, May 8, 2011.
  7. ^ " Number of MPs with physical disabilities doubles in the 41st Parliament Archived 2011-08-26 at the Wayback Machine Samara Canada 21 October 2011
  8. ^ "Montcalm aussi devient orange." La Revue (Terrebonne), May 3, 2011.
  9. ^ "Une députée NPD veut plus d'accessibilité pour les chaises roulantes." La Presse (Montreal), 1 October 2011

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