Biography

Carlos J. Leitão
Minister of Finance
Member for Robert-Baldwin

Québec Liberal Party

Born in Peniche (Portugal) on March 3, 1956
Married to Marie-Hélène Thomas
Father of three children

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, McGill University (1979)

Professional experience

  • Chief economist at Laurentian Bank Securities (2003)
  • Economist in the Economics Department of the Royal Bank of Canada (1983-2003)

Political, parliamentary and ministerial offices

Elected as Member for Robert-Baldwin in the general election held on April 7, 2014
  • Member of the Comité ministériel de l'économie, de la création d'emplois et du développement durable since May 7, 2014
  • Minister of Finance since April 23, 2014
  • Acting Minister responsible for Government Administration and Ongoing Program Review and acting Chair of the Conseil du trésor from April 2, 2016 to April 13, 2016
  • Minister responsible for Government Administration and Ongoing Program Review and Chair of the Conseil du trésor from April 13, 2016 to January 16, 2017

Statements and questions in the House and in committee

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