Born in Charleville (France) on April 11 1949, Jean-Claude Gobé arrived in Canada more than 40 years ago. He has been a resident of Laval since 1999 and is father to three children, Frédérique, Julien, Victoria and grand-father to two little girls. Jean-Claude Gobé is a man of principles and commitments as well as a sports enthusiast as he has completed many marathons in his record of achievements.
After spending a few years in the French military and prior to his election as an MNA at the Assemblée nationale du Québec, Jean-Claude Gobé worked at Renault Canada, Ademco, Comterm and Location Noma.
Jean-Claude Gobé developed a keen interest in politics and joined Mr. Jérôme Choquette in 1975 who was then, Minister of Justice and Public Security under Robert Bourassa’s Cabinet. Mr. Gobé moved up through the ranks and quickly became one of his political advisors.
In 1985, Jean-Claude Gobé entered the political scene as a candidate for the Liberal Party of Québec. He was elected in Lafontaine (Pointe-aux-Trembles and Rivière-des-Prairies) winning against Minister Marcel Léger. Jean-Claude Gobé won four consecutive mandates as an MNA during which he fulfilled his parliamentary functions in Québec and at the Francophonie Internationale.
After leaving politics in 2003, Jean-Claude Gobé joined the manufacturer Iris as their vice-president Business Development, he was also vice-president of the Association Québécoise des Agences de Vins, Bières et Spiritueux (AQAVBS). He was also president of Équipe RDP, a community organization and a political advisor on the radio CNV alongside Rémi Trudel and Lisette Lapointe.
Considering the situation faced by Laval residents prior to the 2013 elections and carefully assessing their mainstream concerns about their elected officials, Jean-Claude Gobé decided to roll up his sleeves and put his experience and credibility for the citizens of Laval. He founded Action Laval in April of 2013, just a few months prior to the November 2013 elections.
In 2013, Jean-Claude Gobé and his party achieved the second highest score with 25% of the popular vote during the elections in Laval, placing him as the Leader of the official Opposition, the very first in Laval.
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Jean-Claude Gobé's path
1949 : Born in Charleville, France
1961 : Attends Collège Sainte-Jeanne-D’Arc in Orléans