On June 11, 2015, the National Assembly of Québec unanimously appointed Pierre Reid as the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec. His seven-year term began on July 12, 2015. He is also Chair of the Commission de la représentation électorale.
Mr. Reid holds a Bachelor of Law degree from Université Laval and has been a member of the Barreau du Québec since 1977.
Involved in the area of governmental legal affairs for more than thirty years, Mr. Reid has acquired a solid knowledge of the workings of the public administration. His career began in 1978 as legal counsel at the National Assembly of Québec. A forensic lawyer at the Ministère de la Justice from 1980 to 1986, he subsequently held similar positions, notably at the Secrétariat du Comité de législation of the Ministère du Conseil exécutif, at the Ministère de l’Environnement, and at the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec. From 2002 to 2008, he continued his career path at the Office of the Deputy Minister of Justice as a legislative adviser.
Until his appointment, Mr. Reid was Associate Secretary-General of the Secrétariat du Conseil exécutif at the Ministère du Conseil exécutif, in charge of coordinating activities related to the files of the Québec Cabinet, in addition to ensuring the legal compliance of government decrees.