BIOGRAPHY

Biography Bernard Drainville

Member of Parliament for Marie-Victorin, Parti Québécois
Official Opposition critic for energy and natural resources

Born in Île-Dupas on June 6, 1963
Married and father of three children

TRAINING

-Bachelor of Political Science, University of Ottawa

-Master of International Relations, London School of Economics

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

-Journalist, CBC, Windsor (1989-1991)

-Journalist, Broadcasting Business and Life, Radio-Canada (1991-1994)

-Journalist, Montreal program tonight, Radio-Canada (1994-1996)

-Journalist at the Radio-Canada newsroom (1996-1998)

-Parliamentary Correspondent, Parliament of Ottawa, Radio-Canada (1998-2001)

-Correspondent in Latin America, Radio-Canada (2001-2003)

-Animator-Interviewer, Information Network, Issue Share (2003-2006)

-Moderator of the debate between the leaders between the candidates at the mayor’s office in Montreal (2005)

-Head of Office and Parliamentary Correspondent in the National Assembly, Radio-Canada (2006-2007)

COMMUNITY AND POLITICAL COMMITMENTS

-President, Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (1984-1985)

-President, Canadian Federation of Students (Ontario) (1985-1986)

-Parliamentary Intern, House of Commons (1987-1988)

-Winner of the Commonwealth Stock Exchange (1988)

-Judith-Jasmin Award winner for his “Pierre Bourque and Vision Montréal Vision” (1997)

-Laureate of the Amnesty International Journalism Award for a series of two reports on the Bojaya massacre in Colombia (2002)

POLITICAL, PARLIAMENTARY AND CORPORATE FUNCTIONS

Elected MP for the electoral district of Marie-Victorin in the general election of March 26, 2007

-Spokesperson for the Second Opposition Group on Health since April 25, 2007

-Member of the Committee on Social Affairs since 23 May 2007

-Second Opposition Group critic for cases involving the Castonguay Commission from 30 August 2007 to 7 August 2008

-Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Social Affairs since 31 October 2007

-Member of the Delegation of the National Assembly for Relations with Bavaria (DANRBA) since September 2007

-Member of the Delegation of the National Assembly for relations with Catalonia (DANRC) since September 2007

-Chairman of the Committee on Institutions

-Official Opposition Spokesperson on Canadian Intergovernmental Affairs