Francis Drouin was first elected to the House of Commons in October 2015. Re-elected in 2019, Francis represents the interests of the citizens of Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, notably by sitting on the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, of which he is Vice-chair and as a member of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, where he defends the interests of our farmers and advocates for better rural economic growth. Francis is also active in several parliamentary associations such as the Canadian branch of the Assemblée Parlementaire de la Francophonie (APF), of which he is the Chair and the Assemblée Parlementaire de la Francophonie, of which he is the 1st Vice-President. As an MP Francis chairs the Parliamentarians' Caucus for the Fight against Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also known as ALS) and sits on many other caucuses including the Rural Caucus.
Francis holds a degree in business administration from Collège La Cité, of which he was a member of the Board of Directors, and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Ottawa. In terms of his professional experience, Francis first worked as a Special Assistant in the Office of the Premier of Ontario and then in the private sector as a government relations consultant and worked as Director of Government Relations for Startup Canada. As a volunteer, Francis organizes an annual event to raise funds for Centre aide.
When Francis is not in Ottawa, you can find him in the community working with his constituents to make Glengarry—Prescott—Russell a better place to live.
Francis is married to Kate Forrest and is the father of a young boy, Leo-Xavier.