Senator Éric Forest worked without ceasing for more than 50 years to assist the Easter Quebec development. As the mayor of Rimouski, he contributed in shaping a respectful community and united; today, this city is known as being one of the best place to live in Canada.
He also worked in the private sector and was vice-president and general director of the Océanic, the regional hockey club, which contributed in reinforcing social cohesiveness everywhere in Eastern Quebec.
Senator Forest also presided over the Quebec Municipalities Union for nearly 4 years. During that time, he directed the efforts to re-establish the citizen’s confidence in their elected municipal representatives. Senator Forest also succeeded Senator Carigan, former St-Eustache Mayor, in the Executive Committee for the Quebec Municipalities Union.