Member of Parliament
Gilbert Chartrand (born 3 November 1954 in Verdun, Quebec) was a Progressive Conservative member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was a businessman and trader by career.
He represented the Quebec riding of Verdun—Saint-Paul where he was first elected in the 1984 federal election and re-elected in 1988, therefore becoming a member in the 33rd and 34th Canadian Parliaments.
On 22 May 1990, he left the Progressive Conservative party and sat for a time as an independent member. On 20 December that year, he became a founding member of the Bloc Québécois. Chartrand returned to the Progressive Conservatives on 9 April 1991, completed his second term in Parliament before leaving federal politics.
On 18 October 2007, he and his wife were convicted of fraud and conspiracy and sentenced to prison terms. (La Presse)