Pierre Nantel has been a dedicated MP since 2011 and has worked hard to represent the people of Longueuil—Saint-Hubert in Ottawa.
As the NDP Culture and Heritage critic, Pierre led the fight against the Conservatives’ reckless cuts to the CBC/Radio-Canada and has worked to block Ottawa’s interference in cultural education.
In Longueuil, Pierre is committed to protecting the St. Lawrence River, and is always eager to volunteer with the annual shoreline cleanup. He also tabled a motion in the House of Commons to help citizens take back the river’s banks.
A member of the Parliamentary aerospace caucus, Pierre has defended the interests of thousands of South Shore aerospace workers. He has also fought hard for small and medium-sized businesses, which are the driving force of job creation in this country, and has stood up for the millions of Canadians who can’t find full-time work.
During his time in office, Pierre has been a reliable partner to the network of community organizations fighting poverty and defending access to housing for all. Passionate about community service, he has been an Honorary President and a regular volunteer with the Longueuil and Boucherville Relay for Life. He has also completed a training program on active listening at the Carrefour le Moutier.
Before becoming an MP, Pierre was a fixture in the Quebec music scene. He has worked for Cirque du Soleil and the Audiogram and Sony record companies, and has worked as a sound engineer, talent scout and creative artistic director. A proud co-recipient of two Félix awards, he has helped establish the careers of some of the biggest names in the Quebec music scene.
Pierre has worked as a columnist for TVA and TQS, and as a researcher for the CBC/Radio-Canada, TVA and CKOI 96.9. He has contributed to several well-known TV shows in Quebec, including Le Banquier, la Fosse aux lionnes, les Midis fous and le Grand décompte.
Pierre lives in Longueuil with his two daughters and his wife Johanne.