|Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Nickel Belt
|Preceded by||Ray Bonin|
October 26, 1949 |
|Political party||New Democratic Party|
|Profession||machinist, labour union organizer|
Claude Gravelle (born October 26, 1949) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to represent the electoral district of Nickel Belt in the 2008 Canadian federal election. He is a member of the New Democratic Party.
Gravelle is a retired machinist and union organizer at Inco's mining operations in Sudbury, where he was a member of the United Steelworkers union. Gravelle first entered politics in 1997 on the town council of Rayside-Balfour. He did not run for re-election to Greater Sudbury City Council following the municipal amalgamation in the 2000 municipal election, but became co-chair of the Rayside-Balfour community action network. He ran for re-election to city council in the 2003 municipal election, but was not elected.
Gravelle ran as the federal New Democratic Party candidate in Nickel Belt in the 2004 and 2006 federal elections, losing narrowly to incumbent MP Ray Bonin both times. He won the riding in 2008 following Bonin's retirement, easily beating the new Liberal candidate, former city councillor Louise Portelance.
|Canadian federal election, 2008|
|New Democratic||Claude Gravelle||19,019||46.5%|
|Total valid votes||40,873|
|Total rejected ballots||–|
|Canadian federal election, 2006|
|New Democratic||Claude Gravelle||17,668|
|Progressive Canadian||Mathieu Péron||1,044|
|Marijuana||Michel D. Ethier||421|
|Canadian federal election, 2004|
|New Democratic||Claude Gravelle||13,980|
|Marijuana||Michel D. Ethier||430|
- "Claude Gravelle". 2009-12-22. Retrieved 2009-12-22.