Dr. L’Heureux has been a family physician for 35 years and practises within a family medicine group at the Polyclinique Médicale Concorde in Laval, Quebec. After completing a program in classical studies at Montreal’s Collège Notre-Dame, Dr. L’Heureux pursued health sciences at Collège Marie-Victorin before starting medicine at Université Laval. He also completed a master’s degree in administration at Université de Montréal in 2003.
Dr. L’Heureux has been an active member of the Quebec Medical Association and the CMA since his medical studies, occupying various roles. In 1994, he became the youngest CMA president. He represented Canada as part of the World Medical Association for four years. He has sat on and chaired several boards of directors, including the Canadian Medical Protective Association, the Association sur l’accès et la protection de l’information, the Fédération des médecins omnipraticiens du Québec and the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. He was a founding member of both the Quebec and Canadian federations of medical students.
Until 2012, Dr. L’Heureux performed various senior executive roles while maintaining an active medical practice. In 2014, the Quebec government’s Conseil exécutif appointed him as an administrative judge in the social affairs division of the Tribunal administratif du Québec, on which he still sits.
Dr. L’Heureux has received a number of distinctions during his career, including the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal from the Governor General in 1992 and, in 2003, the Golden Jubilee Medal commemorating the 50th anniversary of the ascension of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to the throne. He has spoken at several conferences, been invited on numerous panels and has provided health commentary on television.