Marcel Proulx was born in1946 in Orignal, Ontario and has lived in Hull-Aylmer since 1972. He is married with three adult children. Mr. Proulx has a business background with a number of major corporations and was the owner of a company specializing in disaster relief.
He chaired several boards including the Regional Hospital Centre for the Outaouais, the Outaouais Association of Young Professionals, and also the SAJO (Service Animation Jeunesse de l’Outaouais). He was also President of the Hull Club Richelieu and subsequently elected regional governor of Richelieu International, West Quebec chapter.
In 1993, Mr. Proulx was appointed Political Assistant and subsequently, Director of Operations, to the Hon. Marcel Massé, Member of Parliament for Hull-Aylmer, President of the Privy Council and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs. In 1997, Mr. Proulx was became Chief of Staff to Marcel Massé, then President of Treasury Board.
Mr. Proulx was elected as the member for Hull-Aylmer in a by-election in 1999 and was re-elected in the 2000 general election.
He was Chair of the Liberal Caucus for the National Capital Region, Secretary of the Executive Committee of the National Liberal Caucus, Chair of the Quebec Liberal Caucus, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport.
He is Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Business, Chair of the Subcommittee on Private Members Business and a member of the Standing Committee on Official Languages.