Gérard Deltell was elected for the riding of LouisSaintLaurent after six years in provincial politics in Quebec. Deltell was the leader of the Action démocratique du Québec until the party merged with the Coalition Avenir Québec. He also served as a member of the National Assembly for the riding of Chaveau and as CAQ House Leader.
He has been named the Official Opposition Critic for Finance, previously being the Official Opposition Critic for Employment, Workforce and Labour. He is also a member of the Special Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying.
Before running provincially Deltell was a journalist for almost two decades. He worked for TQS, TVA and Radio-Canada.
Deltell was a former member of the Progressive Conservatives, serving as president of the Charlesbourg riding association and as a legislative assistant on Parliament Hill in the early 1980s.
Deltell studied social science at Céged de Sainte-Foy and history at Université Laval. He received training as a radio announcer at the Collège des annonceurs radio télévision and École de radio et de télévision Promédia before starting his career in journalism.
Deltell was born and raised in the Quebec City region, where his parents immigrated from Algeria in 1958. He has two children.