From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Michel Côté, PC (born September 13, 1942) is businessman and former Canadian politician.
Côté was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1984 election that brought Brian Mulroney to power in a landslide. Côté was elected Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament for Langelier, Quebec
He was appointed to Mulroney's Cabinet as Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs shortly after the election. He served in that position until 1986, and also as Minister responsible for Canada Post Corporation from 1985 to 1987. From 1986 to 1987, he was also Minister of Regional Industrial Expansion. From 1987 to 1988, he was Minister of Supply and Services.
Côté was forced to resign from Cabinet when he was accused of being in a conflict of interest due to a personal loan he accepted from a client of the government. He did not run in the 1988 federal election and returned to private life.
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