André Harvey was first elected to the House of Commons as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party on September 4, 1984. He was re-elected in the 1988 and 1997 general elections. From April 25 to September 28, 2000 he sat as an Independent Member.
On September 29, 2000 he announced that he would sit as a Liberal Member. He was re-elected on November 27, 2000. He has served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport and and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for International Cooperation. In December 2003 he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources with special emphasis on Development of Value-Added Industries.
In the House of Commons he defends the interests of his region and of Canada. He speaks on regional development, tourism, industrial development, healthcare, poverty and the future of our young people. He is an active member of several committees and parliamentary associations.
In addition to his involvement in federal politics, Mr. Harvey has been very active at the community level. He has been an educator, has served as Vice-President of United Way, and was a Municipal Councilor in Chicoutimi for three years.
He has a B.A. (Psycho-Pedagogy) from Laval University and a B.A. (Administrative Sciences) from the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi.
He married Lise Hallé on July 28, 1968, and is the father of two children, Valérie and Antoine. He has two grandchildren, David and Émilie.