|Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques
May 30, 2011
|Preceded by||Claude Guimond|
May 13, 1968 |
|Political party||New Democratic Party|
|Profession||Economist, journalist, public relations officer, researcher|
Guy Caron (born May 13, 1968) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in the 2011 election. He represents the electoral district of Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques as a member of the New Democratic Party. He serves as Quebec Caucus Chair.
Prior to being elected, Caron was a researcher and economist with the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, most recently as Director of Special Projects. He previously worked for the Council of Canadians where he was a media relations officer, then the Campaigner on Canada-U.S. Relations, and then the Healthcare Campaigner. He has also worked for the Canadian Race Relations Foundation. He is also a former journalist: he worked with radio stations CKLE and CKMN-FM, and with the newspapers Progrès-Écho and Rimouskois while studying science at the Cégep de Rimouski.
He was vice-president of the board of directors of Voyages Campus/Travel Cuts, 1994. He was president of the Canadian Federation of Students in 1994-5. He also has a Master's degree in economics from Université du Québec à Montréal in 2001.
He is the author of Crossing the Line: A Citizens’ Inquiry on Canada-U.S. Relations. 
Caron has a Bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Ottawa in 1992, and served two terms as president of their student federation.
Caron ran in Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques in three federal elections (2004, 2006 & 2008) unsuccessfully before being elected in 2011.
- Election 2011: Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques. The Globe and Mail, May 2, 2011.
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