Hélène Scherrer

Hélène Chalifour-Scherrer, PC (born July 6, 1950 in Quebec City, Quebec) is a Canadian politician.

From 2000 to 2004, she was a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons representing riding of Louis-Hébert, Quebec, as a member of the Liberal Party of Canada.

She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in social work. She has two children.

In December 2003, she was appointed Minister of Canadian Heritage by the new prime minister, Paul Martin.[1] In the 2004 election, she was defeated by Roger Clavet of the Bloc Québécois,[2] and replaced as heritage minister by Liza Frulla a month later.

On August 18, 2004, it was announced that she was to become Paul Martin's principal secretary, replacing Francis Fox.[3] She held this post until the defeat of the Martin government in 2006. She ran again in that election, this time placing third behind Clavet and winner Luc Harvey.


  1. "Keyes appointment positive, officials say". The Globe and Mail. December 13, 2003. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
  2. "Bloc Québécois overwhelms opposition". The Globe and Mail. June 29, 2004. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
  3. "Scherrer named to PMO". The Globe and Mail. August 19, 2004. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Hélène Alarie
Member of Parliament for Louis-Hébert
Succeeded by
Roger Clavet
27th Ministry – Cabinet of Paul Martin
Cabinet post (1)
Predecessor Office Successor
Sheila Copps Minister of Canadian Heritage
Liza Frulla

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