Born in Berthier-sur-mer, Quebec. Education at Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière College and Laval University Law School, 1976. Elected to the House of Commons in 1984 and re-elected in 1988. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture, 1984; Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister and President of the Privy Council, 1986; Minister of State for Agriculture, 1987; Solicitor General of Canada, 1989; Minister of Consumers and Corporate Affairs and Minister of State for Agriculture, 1990 and Minister of Justice, Attorney General for Canada and President of the Privy Council, 1993. Partner, law firm in Montmagny, Quebec, 1976 to 1984. Partner, Langlois Gaudreau, Quebec City, 1993 to 1998. Appointed Judge of the Federal Court of Canada, Trial Division and ex officio member of the Court of Appeal and Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada, June 1998. Judicial Member of the Competition Tribunal in October 2002. President of the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Tribunal, July 2007. Fellowship, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, UK, 2008. Appointed Judge of the Federal Court of Appeal, February 20, 2008. Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the appointed of the Honourable Pierre Blais as Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Appeal on September 9, 2009. This appointment is effective immediately. The swearing in ceremony by the Governor General occurred on September 22nd, 2009.