Réginald Bélair is confirmed dead at the age of 70.
Réginald was best known as a Canadian politician.
RT @CTVNewsNorthern: A former member of Parliament from northern Ontario has passed away. @LydiaCTV
RT @CTVNewsNorthern: A former member of Parliament from northern Ontario has passed away. @LydiaCTV 1235576131341991937,2020-03-05 14:41:20 +0000,PureCountry917,RT @CTVNewsNorthern: A former member of Parliament from northern Ontario has passed away. @LydiaCTV
A former member of Parliament from northern Ontario has passed away. @LydiaCTV
Réginald Bélair
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Timmins—James Bay
In office
June 2, 1997 – June 28, 2004
Preceded byNone (riding created)
Succeeded byCharlie Angus
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Cochrane—Superior
In office
November 21, 1988 – June 2, 1997
Preceded byKeith Penner
Succeeded byNone (riding dissolved)
Personal details
BornApril 6, 1949
Hearst, Ontario, Canada
Political partyLiberal
ResidenceKapuskasing, Ontario
Réginald Bélair (April 6, 1949 - March 3, 2020) was a Canadian politician.
Bélair is a former Liberal member of the House of Commons of Canada, representing the riding of Timmins—James Bay from 1997 to 2004 and Cochrane—Superior from 1988 to 1997. Bélair had been an administrator, a manager and a political assistant. Bélair is a former Deputy Chairman of Committees of the Whole, and has been the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works (Public Works and Government Services) and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Supply and Services (Public Works and Government Services).
Bélair was born in Hearst, Ontario. He served as a municipal councillor in Kapuskasing for three years.
Retirement
In the 2004 federal election, electoral redistribution put Bélair's home area of Kapuskasing outside of Timmins—James Bay and into the newly named riding of Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing, an extension of the Algoma—Manitoulin riding held by Liberal Brent St. Denis. Bélair at first announced that he might seek the Liberal nomination in Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing, then announced, instead, his retirement.
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