Chief Electoral Officer and Chairman of the Commission de la représentation électorale
On June 11, 2015, the National Assembly of Québec unanimously appointed Pierre Reid as the Chief Electoral Officer. His seven-year term began on July 12, 2015. He is also Chair of the Commission de la représentation électorale.
Mr. Reid holds a Bachelor of Law degree from Université Laval and has been a member of the Barreau du Québec since 1977.
Involved in the area of governmental legal affairs for more than thirty years, Mr. Reid has acquired a solid knowledge of the workings of the public administration. His career began in 1978 as legal counsel at the National Assembly of Québec. A forensic lawyer at the Ministère de la Justice from 1980 to 1986, he subsequently held similar positions, notably at the Secrétariat du Comité de législation of the Ministère du Conseil exécutif, at the Ministère de l’Environnement, and at the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec. From 2002 to 2008, he continued his career path at the Office of the Deputy Minister of Justice as a legislative adviser.
Until his appointment, Mr. Reid was Associate Secretary-General of the Secrétariat du Conseil exécutif at the Ministère du Conseil exécutif, in charge of coordinating activities related to the files of the Québec Cabinet, in addition to ensuring the legal compliance of government decrees.
With a bachelor’s degree in geography and a master’s degree in environmental science from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Édith Gravel has been active in the field of municipal land use planning for over 15 years. As the director of the Planning Department of the MRC de Matawinie, in the Lanaudière region, she designs and implements general planning and development policy for the MRC council. Having worked in management for several years, she relies on good communication and teamwork to successfully carry out her various responsibilities.
Kevin Bouchard is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Law at Université Laval, as well as a member of the Barreau du Québec. His research interests encompass administrative and constitutional law, the foundations of public law, and the philosophy of law. His doctoral thesis, which received multiple honours in France and Québec, is titled Aux origines conceptuelles du constitutionnalisme de common law. It was completed as part of a joint doctoral program offered by Université Laval and Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas. Mr. Bouchard also served as an elected member of the Saint-Sacrement Neighborhood Council from 2015 to 2019.