The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, MP

Minister of National Revenue

Represents the riding of Compton-Stanstead

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Compton—Stanstead in 2015. She has previously served as Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and as Minister of International Development.

Minister Bibeau was a manager of international projects and an entrepreneur in the tourism sector prior to being elected to the House of Commons. Under her leadership as Minister of International Development, Canada adopted its Feminist International Assistance Policy. Her commitment to the empowerment of women and girls internationally earned her the World Vision Voice of Children Award in 2019 and the CARE Global Leaders Network Humanitarian Award in 2018.

In 2019, she became the first woman in Canadian history to be appointed federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. In this role, Minister Bibeau worked with provinces, territories, and agricultural stakeholders to ensure the well-being of farming families, the prosperity of rural Canada, and the protection of our environment. She was committed to ensuring that women and youth are better represented in the functions and decision-making processes of the various agricultural sectors. She also worked with international partners to grow agricultural exports, while protecting supply management. In June 2019, Minister Bibeau launched the first-ever Food Policy for Canada, aiming to strengthen food security for Canadians, and to promote a thriving and sustainable food system in Canada.

Minister Bibeau is an experienced businesswoman, and co-owned a successful tourism business that won numerous awards. She was also the Director of Accreditation for the 2013 Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, Quebec, and the Executive Director of the Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science.

Active in her community, Minister Bibeau is the founder and a former coordinator of the Regroupement des institutions muséales des Cantons-de-l’Est. She is a former board member of Commerce Sherbrooke, Destination Sherbrooke, Animation Centre-ville, and the Société des musées du Québec. She also served as the Secretary of the Compton revitalization committee, a member of a strategic planning committee for the regional county municipality of Coaticook, and Chair of the governing board of the Louis-St-Laurent school in Compton.

Minister Bibeau was born, raised, and educated in Sherbrooke. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a graduate diploma in Environmental Management from the University of Sherbrooke.

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