Mayor of Quebec
Holder of a degree in sociology from Université Laval, Régis Labeaume was elected as 37th mayor of Québec City on December 2, 2007 and reelected in 2009 and 2013 at the head of a major team.
Before being mayor, Régis Labeaume was head of the Fondation de l’entrepreneurship, an organization dedicated to promoting entrepreneurial culture in Québec. He worked for several years in the field of technological innovation in Québec’s capital region and sat on the board of a number of high tech companies. From 2000 to 2003, he was the official representative of the Cité de l’optique. He sat on the board of directors of Innovatech Québec from 1997 to 2005 and Hydro-Québec from 2001 to 2006. He was also a board member of TSO3 Inc. Furthermore, Mr. Labeaume is a graduate of the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés (CAS).
Régis Labeaume was until recently co-owner of Réadaptation Québec inc., a physical rehabilitation company with close to 60 employees. He was founding president of Société minière Mazarin (1985-1993), president of the board of directors of Société Asbestos, president of the board of directors of Mines d’Amiante Bell (1992-1993) and also a consultant to foreign companies wanting to set up their business in Québec. From 1980 to 1985, he was a political advisor to Jean-François Bertrand who was Minister of Communications, Minister responsible for the Québec region and MNA for the riding of Vanier.
Throughout his professional career, Régis Labeaume has been involved in the social and cultural life of Québec City and its metropolitan area. He was chair of the board of directors of the Centre d’information et de référence de la Capitale nationale, vice-president of the World Youth Congress and president of Constellation 2001 (a TV production company). He also sat on the boards of directors of the Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, the Fondation de l’Université Laval, the Pignon Bleu (organization supporting families and children in Québec City’s lower town), the Québec City summer festival of which he was president in 2003 and 2004 and the Fernand-Dumont chair on culture. He was also a member of the boards of governors of the Regroupement des jeunes gens d’affaires du Québec, the Centre d’aide et d’action bénévole de Charlesbourg, the Boîte à sciences and the Jeunes entreprises du Québec métropolitain. He was also co-president of Centraide’s campaign in the Québec City region in 2002, member of the board of directors of the Fondation du Musée national des beaux-arts and the Conseil de la famille et de l’enfance, and president of the Association de l’exploration minière du Québec. He also co-authored the book Les innovations dans le monde minier au Québec (innovations in Québec’s mining sector) and the guide Comment acheter une PME (how to purchase a small- and medium-sized business).
Mr. Labeaume is 58 years old, married to Louise Vien and the father of three children.