Annick Papillon

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Annick Papillon
MP
Annick Papillon 2011-03-31.jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Québec
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 30, 2011
Preceded by Christiane Gagnon
Personal details
Born (1980-05-27) May 27, 1980 (age 33)
Rimouski, Quebec, Canada
Political party New Democratic Party

Annick Papillon (born May 27, 1980 in Rimouski, Quebec) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 2011 election.[1] She represents the electoral district of Québec as a member of the New Democratic Party.[2]

Biography[edit]

Papillon was born in Rimouski and grew up in Quebec City. She earned a BA in public communications, law, and history[3] and pursued advanced studies in journalism at Université Laval.[4] She specialized in international politics and field journalism while studying at the Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium, and performed an internship at Radio-Télévision belge de la Communauté francophone.[4] Back in Quebec, she volunteered for humanitarian organizations.[4] At the time of her election, she worked for the Institut de la statistique du Québec.[3][4]

Running in her first campaign, she defeated incumbent Bloc Québécois MP Christiane Gagnon[5] with a margin of 7,709 votes in the 2011 Canadian federal election.

She endorsed Thomas Mulcair in the New Democratic Party leadership election, 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 General Election Results: Québec. Elections Canada.
  2. ^ Papillon, Annick - Parliamentarian File, Parliament of Canada
  3. ^ a b (French) Porter, Isabelle (30 April 2011), "Qui sont ces néodémocrates à l'assaut de Québec?", Le Devoir (Montréal), retrieved May 3, 2011 
  4. ^ a b c d New Democratic Party. "Annick Papillon". Retrieved May 3, 2011. 
  5. ^ (French) Boivin, Simon (3 May 2011), "La région de Québec vire au orange", Le Soleil (Quebec City), retrieved May 3, 2011