Claude Drouin was re-elected to the House of Commons on November 27, 2000. On January 15, 2002, he became Secretary of State (Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Quebec Regions).
Before his nomination, he was a member of the Official Languages Committee and was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry.
During his first term he was a member of the Standing Committee on Transportation, and was a members of the Finance Committee. On November 3, 1999, he was named Chair of the Quebec Liberal Caucus. He was the caucus’ treasurer from 1998 – 1999.
He became a policy advisor in 1986, working in turn for the two members of the National Assembly. During this time, he served as chief organizer for the 1989 election campaign and for the Charlottetown Agreement in 1992. He was also assistant organizer for the 1994 election campaign. He coordinated the 1995 referendum campaign for the riding of Chaudière-Appalaches.
His professional path successfully led him to become Leisure Director for the Municipality for Frampton, supervisor for Groupe Bocenor, and promotional officer for the City of St-Joseph. He is a graduate in industrial engineering technology from La Pocatière Cégep.
He and his wife Maryse have three children and four grandchildren.