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 in February 2017.
|Senator for Quebec (Shawinegan)|
January 6, 2012 – April 22, 2019
|Nominated by||Stephen Harper|
|Appointed by||David Johnston|
|Preceded by||Lucie Pépin|
|Succeeded by||Tony Loffreda|
|Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Saguenay|
June 20, 1983 – September 12, 1994
|Preceded by||Lucien Lessard|
|Succeeded by||Gabriel-Yvan Gagnon|
|Born||April 22, 1944|
Early life and education
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. 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. 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.
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- "Harper appoints seven Tory faithful to Senate". CTV News. January 6, 2012. Retrieved January 6, 2012.
- Galloway, Gloria (January 6, 2012). "PM appoints seven new senators, many with Tory ties". Globe and Mail. Retrieved January 7, 2012.
- Senate biography
- Ghislain Maltais – Parliament of Canada biography
- "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.