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Chief Electoral Officer

Summary

On June 11, 2015, the Assemblée nationale du Québec unanimously appointed Pierre Reid as Chief Electoral Officer. His seven-year term began on July 12, 2015. Mr. Reid is also the Chair of the Commission de la représentation électorale.

A brief bio of the Chief Electoral Officer

Pierre Reid, Chief Electoral Officer and 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 Québec Bar Association since 1977.

Having worked in the field of government legal affairs for more than 30 years, Mr. Reid has acquired a solid understanding of how government works. His career began in 1978 as legal counsel to the Assemblée nationale du Québec. He was a forensic lawyer with the Ministère de la Justice from 1980 to 1986, and subsequently held similar positions, including with the Secrétariat du Comité de législation of the Ministère du Conseil exécutif, the Ministère de l’Environnement and the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec. From 2002 to 2008, he continued his career with the Office of the Deputy Minister of Justice as a legislative advisor.

Until his appointment, Mr. Reid was Associate Secretary General of the Secrétariat du Conseil exécutif at the Ministère du Conseil exécutif , responsible for coordinating activities related to Cabinet matters and ensuring the legal compliance of government orders-in-council.

Speeches (in French)

Mr. Reid has made numerous speeches as Chief Electoral Officer. The following list provides his key presentations:

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