Marie-Claude Bibeau was elected as the Member of Parliament for Compton—Stanstead in October 2015, and is the Team Trudeau candidate for our community in this upcoming election.

She was born, raised, and educated in Sherbrooke. She started her career at the Canadian International Development Agency, working in Ottawa-Gatineau and Montréal, as well as in Morocco and Benin, in Africa. Marie-Claude eventually settled in Compton–Stanstead to raise her family, work, and volunteer in the community.

Marie-Claude was appointed as the Minister of International Development in 2015, with a mandate to refocus Canada’s international assistance to help the poorest and most vulnerable people, and support fragile states. In February 2019, she was appointed as the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.

Marie-Claude is an experienced businesswoman, and for the last 15 years, has co-owned Camping de Compton — a successful tourism business that has won numerous awards. She was also the director of accreditation for the Sherbrooke 2013 Canada Summer Games and the Executive Director of the Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science.

Active in her community, Marie-Claude was the founder and coordinator of the Regroupement des institutions muséales des Cantons-de-l’Est — an association of museums in the Eastern Townships. She is a former board member of Commerce Sherbrooke, Destination Sherbrooke, Animation Centre-ville and the Société des musées québécois. She also served as the secretary of the Compton revitalization committee, a member of the strategic planning committee of the regional county municipality of Coaticook, and chair of the governing board of École Louis-St-Laurent in Compton.

Marie-Claude holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a graduate diploma in Environmental Management from the Université de Sherbrooke.