Ghislain Maltais

Ghislain Maltais (born April 22, 1944) is a Canadian politician. He served in the Senate of Canada from January 6, 2012 to April 22, 2019 as a Conservative representing the Senate division of Shawinegan (Quebec).

Ghislain Maltais
Ghislain Maltais in February 2017.
Senator for Quebec (Shawinegan)
In office
January 6, 2012  April 22, 2019
Nominated byStephen Harper
Appointed byDavid Johnston
Preceded byLucie Pépin
Succeeded byTony Loffreda
Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Saguenay
In office
June 20, 1983  September 12, 1994
Preceded byLucien Lessard
Succeeded byGabriel-Yvan Gagnon
Personal details
Born (1944-04-22) April 22, 1944
Sacré-Coeur, Quebec
Political partyConservative

Early life and education

He was born in Sacré-Coeur, Quebec and studied at the Université du Québec à Rimouski.

Political career

Maltais was an unsuccessful Liberal candidate in the 1981 Quebec election, but won a by-election on June 20, 1983. He was a member of the Quebec National Assembly representing Saguenay from 1983 until 1994, when he did not run for re-election.[1] He was an unsuccessful Liberal candidate in the 1997 federal election in Charlevoix.

Prior to being appointed to the Senate by Stephen Harper, Maltais was a political organizer for the Conservative Party of Canada.[2] He worked on contract for the Conservative Party from 2006 to 2007, and has been the director of the Conservative Party in Quebec since 2009.[3]


  1. "Two Quebecers among new senate appointments". CJAD News. January 6, 2012. Retrieved January 6, 2012.
  2. "Harper appoints seven Tory faithful to Senate". CTV News. January 6, 2012. Retrieved January 6, 2012.
  3. Galloway, Gloria (January 6, 2012). "PM appoints seven new senators, many with Tory ties". Globe and Mail. Retrieved January 7, 2012.

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