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Encyclopedia > Pierre Reid
Pierre Reid
Incumbent
Riding Orford (2003-present)
In office since May 1, 2003
Preceded by Robert Benoit
Born August 16, 1948 (1948-08-16) (age 58)
Jonquiere, Quebec
Political party

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Pierre Reid (born August 16, 1948 in Jonquiere, Quebec) is a Quebec politician and teacher. He is the current Member of National Assembly of Quebec for the riding of Orford in the Estrie region. He represents the Quebec Liberal Party and was a former Minister of the Jean Charest Cabinet. is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Jonquière was a city on the Saguenay River in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec, Canada, near Chicoutimi. ... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Official languages French Government - Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault - Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 75 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area Ranked 2nd - Total 1,542,056 km² - Water... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A politician is an individual who is a formally recognized and active member of a government, or a person who influences the way a society is governed through an understanding of political power and group dynamics. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Quebec Parliament Building at night The National Assembly of Quebec (French: Assemblée nationale du Québec) is the name for the legislative body of the province of Quebec, Canada which was defined in the Canadian constitution as the Legislative Assembly of Quebec (lassemblée législative de... Categories: Regions of Quebec | Quebec geography | Canada-place stubs ... The Parti libéral du Québec (Liberal Party of Quebec), or PLQ, is a liberal political party in the Canadian province of Quebec. ... A minister or a secretary is a politician who holds significant public office in a national or regional government. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ...


Reid went to Université Laval in 1970 and obtained a bachelor's degree in sciences. He went to study at Université de Paris XI and obtained a doctor's degree in math sciences in 1974. Université Laval (Laval University) is the oldest centre of education in Canada, and was the first institution in America to offer higher education in French. ... A bachelors degree (Artium Baccalaureus, A.B. or B.A.) is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... Astrophysics building in the campus The University of Paris-Sud (French: Université de Paris-Sud) is a French university located in Orsay, a southern suburb of Paris. ... Euclid, Greek mathematician, 3rd century BC, as imagined by by Raphael in this detail from The School of Athens. ...


Reid was a computer councilor at IBM Canada and was a teacher in administrative data processing, at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. He was later a teacher at the Business Administration department at the Université de Sherbrooke. He would also become the vice-dean, the vice-rector and rector of the University. He was the rector from 1991 to 2001. He was also a Delegate Deputy Minister at Industry Canada. In the community he was an administration member of the Petit Theatre de Sherbrooke. A councillor is a member of a council (such as a city council), particularly in the U.K. and its former colonies. ... International Business Machines Corporation (known as IBM or Big Blue; NYSE: IBM) is a multinational computer technology and consulting corporation headquartered in Armonk, New York, USA. The company is one of the few information technology companies with a continuous history dating back to the 19th century. ... Data processing is any computer process that converts data into information or knowledge. ... The Université du Québec à Chicoutimi is a branch of the Université du Québec in Saguenay, Quebec. ... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management. ... 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. ... Dean is a title given to some institutions senior or supervisory staff: Look up dean in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The word rector (ruler, from the Latin regere) has a number of different meanings, but all of them indicate someone who is in charge of something. ... In Canada, a Deputy Minister is the senior civil servant in a government department and assists the Minister of the department who is a member of the Canadian Cabinet. ... The Department of Industry, also referred to as Industry Canada, is the department of the government of Canada with responsibility for regional economic development, investment, and innovation/research and development. ...


Reid was elected in Orford in the 2003 elections and was named the Education Minister. Durant his mandate, his Ministry cut 103 millions dollars in bursary funds to post-secondary education students which prompted the 2005 strike in which 200 000 students went on strike and 100 000 of them staging a large protest on March 16, 2005 in downtown Montreal. In March 2005, he was replaced by Jean-Marc Fournier and was named the Minister of Government Services. He was removed from Cabinet one year later. He was re-elected in the 2007 elections. Map of Quebecs ridings and how they voted by percentage. ... The New Zealand University Bursary or Bursary was New Zealands standard secondary school leaving qualification gained at the end of NZ Form VII (= UK Upper Sixth Form). ... ... Jean-Marc Fournier (born October 7th, 1959) is a lawyer and the Minister of Education, Leisure and Sports for Quebec, Canada. ... The new composition of the legislature Map of Quebecs ridings coloured in to indicate ridings won by each party and their popular vote. ...


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  • Biography of Pierre Reid (French)
Preceded by
Sylvain Simard
Minister of Education
20032005
Succeeded by
Jean-Marc Fournier
Preceded by
None
Minister of Government Services
20052006
Succeeded by
Henri-Francois Gautrin
Preceded by
Robert Benoit
MNA for Orford
2003–present
Succeeded by
incumbent

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