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Encyclopedia > Christian Paradis

Christian Paradis (born January 1, 1974) is the Conservative Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons for Mégantic—L'Érable. He was first elected in the 2006 federal election and serves as parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources. January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada), colloquially known as the Tories, is a right-of-centre political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... Mégantic—LÉrable is a federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of Quebec. ... The 2006 Canadian federal election (more formally, the 39th General Election) was held on January 23, 2006, to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... In the parliamentary systems of several Commonwealth countries, such as Canada and Australia, it is customary for the prime minister to appoint parliamentary secretaries (in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, parliamentary assistants) from their caucus to assist cabinet ministers with their work. ... Minister of Natural Resources in the Cabinet of Canada is the minister responsible for Natural Resources Canada. ...

A lawyer by profession, Paradis has a legal practice in Thetford, Quebec where he also served as president of the chamber of commerce. He is a graduate of the Université de Sherbrooke and has a master’s degree in corporate law from l’Université Laval. Chambers of commerce are business advocacy groups which are usually not associated with government. ... The Université de Sherbrooke is a large university with three distinct campuses, two of which are located in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, and another, which is located in Longueuil, approximately 170 km west of Sherbrooke. ... Laval University (Université Laval) is one of Canadas leading universities. ...



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