Born in Charleville, France, Jean-Claude Gobé has a background in French studies and military training.
In 1972, he left France to settle in Canada. He joined Renault Canada as a marketing officer and was responsible for client relations. Until 1985, he held a number of management positions with Adenco, Comtem and Location Norma Inc.
In 1985, he entered the Quebec political scene when he was elected as the MNA for the riding of Lafontaine. He was re-elected in 1989, 1994 and 1998. In 1986, he became executive director of the Quebec chapter of the International Assembly of French-Speaking Parliamentarians and parliamentary representative for the region of the Americas.
Following his re-election in 1989, he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Culture and Communications with responsibility for La Francophonie. During those years at the National Assembly, he sat on various committees and was the spokesperson on issues related to labour, tourism, and transportation.
Since 2003, he has been vice-president for business development with Manufacturier de bas Iris. However, wishing to contribute more to the advancement of our society, Mr. Gobé has decided to return to political life, at the federal level, by standing as a candidate in the riding of La Pointe-de-l’Île.