First elected as part of the orange wave, Anne Minh-Thu Quach is well positioned to be the NDP’s Critic for Youth. She has said that she became a candidate for the NDP in 2008 to try to promote youth involvement in public affairs and politics.
As part of the Official Opposition, Quach acted as the Deputy Critic for Industry. She tabled bills in the last Parliament to promote locallygrown produce, protect Canada’s lakes and rivers and has been collecting signatures to push for the removal of the Kathryn Spirit shipwreck which is contaminating the St. Lawrence River. Quach is passionate about environmental issues.
Quach graduated from the Université de Sherbrooke with a degree in secondary school education and also has a diploma in health sciences from Cégep de Valleyfield. She was born and raised in the riding she now represents.
Before her election to the House of Commons she was a French teacher for more than five years at two different schools. While teaching she became active in the Syndicat de l’enseignement de Champlain and served on the union’s executive committee for three years as well as representing it on the general council of the Centrale des Syndicats du Québec.
Quach is one of only three Vietnamese Canadians ever election to the House of Commons.
She is married with a daughter who was born in 2014.