Lyne Bessette was born in Cowansville on March 10, 1975, to dedicated and hard-working parents. They instilled in her the family’s values of determination, sharing, generosity, compassion and concern for the environment.
After attending Massey-Vanier High School, Lyne went on to study science at CEGEP in Sherbrooke. Around that time, she began her career as a cyclist, which opened the door to some incredible experiences.
A gold-medal winner at the Canada Games and Commonwealth Games, the former athlete also participated in the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games and several world championships in addition to receiving a gold medal at the London Paralympics, where she raced in tandem with a blind cyclist. Lyne is a team player in everything that she does.
Throughout her life, Lyne has met some exceptional people, witnessed diversity, poverty and wealth, and seen the love people have for their region and country.
In addition to her accomplishments, Lyne is an advocate for youth, people with disabilities and several foundations that are close to her heart. She listens carefully to what people have to say and wants to do more for her community. Her keen interest in healthy living, sports and people is an integral part of her daily life.
Enthusiastic and eager to take on challenges, Lyne’s passion for people and her region and her desire to make a difference led her to enter federal politics.
She was elected Member of Parliament for Brome–Missisquoi on October 21, 2019, and is devoting all her characteristic energy to making a positive change in her riding. She draws on ideas that bring people together and deeply believes that Brome–Missisquoi can become more inclusive and dynamic through concrete action. Her priorities include the environment, seniors, young people and families, and she supports community-based social agencies as well as business and the local economy.
“I know we face many challenges, but I am convinced that we will defeat them together!” – Lyne
Energetic in all that she does, Brome–Missisquoi MP Lyne Bessette works hard to make a difference in her riding.