Before being elected as the new MP for Manicouagan, Marilène Gill worked as a teacher for over a decade at Cégep de Baie-Comeau. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Literature.
Before running for office herself, Gill worked as a political assistant to Michel Guimond, a Bloc MP who served as the party’s Chief Whip.
She is active in her union and worked as the coordinator for the roundtable on the Status of Women of the North Shore.
Gill is also an award winning author and the former editor at Éditions Trois-Pistoles. She is also involved with the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.
Her main priorities for the riding are infrastructure investment and rebuilding industry in the North Shore, particularly forestry. She also wants to represented First Nations, Inuit and Métis in the House.