Born in Verdun in 1942, Yves Robillard arrived in Laval in the Ste-Rose district in the mid-1950s. He spent most of his life there.
Yves Robillard is a former Commander in Squadron 21 (Royal Canadian Air Force Air Reserve), Air Force Major and Chief of Personnel for the Air Cadet Camps at Bagotville Military Base, with a University degree in Pedagogy, Human Relations and a diploma in recreation. He has had an inspiring career over four decades as a secondary school teacher, as well as acting briefly as Recreation Director at the Rivière-des-Mille-Îles School Board in the 1970s. In addition to his academic career, Yves Robillard emerged as a key player in the political world. First, as Chief of Staff to the President of the National Assembly of Quebec, and then as Principal Secretary to the Leader of the Official Opposition in the National Assembly of Quebec, before returning to his home in Laval where he served as an administrative assistant to Mayor Lucien Paiement. He has had a diverse, rich and thriving career that eventually led him to the Far North in Kujjuaq, Quebec, and Akulavik, Nunavut, where he inspired the academic paths of many young students.
As an active citizen in his community, Yves became involved from a very early age in various political and community organizations. As a staff member, as a volunteer and as president of the Riding Association, he has always distinguished himself by his flair and dedication. Founder of the Young Ste-Rose Chamber of Commerce and the Optimist Club Vimont-Auteuil, his relational skills have been recognized and he eventually led him to have the opportunity to become a public relations officer in the Engineering Department and the Department of Human Resources for the city of Laval.
After a brilliant career as a teacher and a relations officer, Yves spent ten years in Costa Rica in the early 2000s to work on his Spanish and learn more about the local culture. He also took advantage of his time there to get involved with an organization that helps young people with drug and alcohol problems.
More recently, he has been particularly involved in federal politics, becoming the president of the Marc-Aurèle-Fortin Liberal Association, a riding where he has always lived, before becoming its elected Member of Parliament.
Laval, and more particularly Marc-Aurèle-Fortin, no longer have any secrets for him, and it is with the passion he is known for that he is now working on behalf of his fellow citizens, representing them in Ottawa as their elected Member of Parliament.
In Ottawa, he was noticed early as a relevant and active parliamentarian. Yves currently sits on two committees, the Standing Committee on National Defense and the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities. Because of his experience and abilities, Yves is often tasked with official representations on the international scene.