Anne Minh-Thu Quach has represented Beauharnois—Salaberry since May 2011. As part of Tom Mulcair’s NDP team, she’ll continue working hard for families here in the redrawn riding of Salaberry—Suroît.
In her first term, Anne has taken the lead on key files, including the environment and health. As the NDP’s deputy critic for Industry, she has advocated for strong and sustainable economy.
Anne was born in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield to parents who emigrated from Vietnam after the war there. After earning her teaching degree from Sherbrook University in 2005, she returned to her hometown of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield to teach French.
Anne became an NDP candidate for the first time in the 2008 federal election. She wanted to promote the involvement of youth in public affairs, education and social justice. Returning as a candidate in the May 2011 election, Anne was elected with a strong 47% of votes cast.
Anne works tirelessly to defend public services, our environment and social justice in Canada. She has tabled bills to promote locally-grown produce, to protect our lakes and rivers, and to support Optimist Clubs by establishing an Optimist Movement Awareness Day. She has also fought for the removal of the Kathryn Spirit shipwreck, collecting more than 2,000 petition signatures to date.
Married in 2013, Anne is now the proud mother of a young daughter, Mila.