Yves Bolduc

Yves Bolduc

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cabinet= Minister of Health and Social Services
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predecessor= Philippe Couillard
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birth_place= Alma, Quebec
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profession= general practitioner, coroner
party= Quebec Liberal Party
party colour= Liberal
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riding= Jean-Talon
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Yves Bolduc (born in Alma, Quebec) is a doctor and politician in the Canadian province of Quebec. He was named the new Minister of Health and Social Services of Quebec on June 25, 2008 succeeding Philippe Couillard who've resigned on the same day following five years as Minister for that portfolio. [http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Politique/2008/06/25/003-bolduc-ministre-sante.shtml Gouvernement Charest : Bolduc succède à Couillard | Politique | Radio-Canada.ca ] ] and is the current member of the National Assembly of Quebec of the Quebec City riding of Jean-Talon. He is a member of the Quebec Liberal Party.

Education and professional career

Bolduc holds a doctorate's degree in medicine, a Master's Degree from the École nationale d'administration publique (ENAP) and a bachelor's degree in bioethics from the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. He started his studies at Université Laval with a bachelor's degree in health sciences. [http://www.plq.org/bolduc/biographie.php]

Bolduc worked as a general practitioner since 1981 and as a coroner since 1985 and was also the general manager of the Health and Social services center of the Vallee de l'Or in the Abitibi-Temiscamingue region and ran the for 14 years the professional services department of the Lac St-Jean Health and Social Services Center. He was also president of the Association des Conseils de médecins, dentistes et pharmaciens du Québec and a member of the Alma Chamber of Commerce. [http://www.canoe.com/infos/quebeccanada/archives/2008/06/20080626-052901.html Canoe – Infos – Québec-Canada: Un autre missionnaire ] ]

Over his years as a practitioner, Bolduc is more specialized in service accessibility and recently implemented methods inspired from the Toyota assembly line to better manage the operating room at the Val-d'Or Hospital. [ [http://www.radio-canada.ca/regions/abitibi/2008/06/21/002-csss-valdor.shtml L'approche Toyota ] ]

Political career

Bolduc ran as a member of the Liberal Party during the 2007 general election in the riding of Lac Saint-Jean. However, he was defeated by the Parti Quebecois candidate Alexandre Cloutier. [ [http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20080625/CPACTUALITES/80625059/6488/CPACTUALITES Rémi Nadeau et Martin Ouellet : Yves Bolduc succède à Philippe Couillard | Actualités | Cyberpresse ] ] The PQ swept the entire Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean ridings during that election.

By becoming a member of the Jean Charest cabinet, Bolduc became the first unelected Minister since the PQ's David Levine who was named delegate minister for health in the Bernard Landry cabinet in 2002. About only 40 other non-elected members since 1874 were named to Cabinet.

Bolduc ran in a by-election on September 29 in the Jean-Talon riding left vacant by the departure of Couillard. Bolduc was easily elected receiving 58% of the vote. [http://lcn.canoe.ca/lcn/infos/national/archives/2008/09/20080929-211449.html]

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