Jean-Claude (J.C.) D’Amours was elected on September 24, 2018, as the member for the Edmundston-Madawaska Centre riding. As a Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly, he was selected to serve in the shadow cabinet as Health Critic and chairs the Liberal caucus.
Although this is his first mandate as an MLA, Mr. D’Amours has been in politics for many years. From 1998 to 2004, he served as a city councillor in Edmundston. In 2004, he was elected as Member of Parliament for the Madawaska-Restigouche riding. He was re-elected in 2006 and again in 2008. During those years, he served as the Official Opposition Critic for National Revenue Canada, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the Atlantic Gateway, and Official Languages. He also served on many committees.
Besides being an active member of his party, Mr. D’Amours also holds various positions on boards and participates in organizations and events in his community. Among other things, he has been Vice Chair of the northwestern region for the Tree of Hope provincial campaign and member of the Boards of Directors of Alianco and the Atelier des Copains, and has chaired and co-chaired the organizing committee for the Salon du livre in Edmundston.
Mr. D’Amours has extensive professional experience, including as Business Development Manager at the Business Development Bank of Canada, from 2000 to 2004, and Regional Director at Brunswick News, beginning in 2011.
He received a Bachelor of Arts in multidisciplinary studies (political science and management) in 1997 and a Bachelor of Commerce (management and accounting) in 1998. He also holds diplomas in accounting and management.
Mr. D’Amours lives in Edmundston with his wife, Hélène, and two daughters, Émilie and Alexandra.