Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services
Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the appointment of Jacques Gourde, Member of Parliament for Lotbinière–Chutes-de-la-Chaudière, Quebec, as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services and to the Minister of National Revenue on November 7, 2008.
Jacques Gourde was first elected to the House of Commons in 2006 and re-elected in 2008. He was named Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec in October 2007.
Previously, Mr. Gourde served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board, and as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources.
Mr. Gourde has a diploma in farm management and was a producer and exporter of hay in Saint-Narcisse-de-Beaurivage. He was President of the Development Committee of Saint-Narcisse and parish council church warden for six years.
Mr. Gourde and his wife, Chantal, have five children.
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