|Member of the Canadian Parliament
June 2, 2011
|Preceded by||Yves Lessard|
May 3, 1988 |
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Political party||New Democratic Party|
Matthew Dubé, MP (born May 3, 1988) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 2011 federal election to represent the electoral district of Chambly—Borduas in Quebec as a member of the New Democratic Party.
Born in Montreal, Dubé was elected co-president of NDP McGill in September 2010 and was also elected president of the Quebec Young New Democrats in November 2010. At the time of his election to the House of Commons, he was a McGill University student completing his Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in political science with a minor in history.
Dubé defeated incumbent MP Yves Lessard of the Bloc Québécois by 15.1% or more than 10,000 votes. Specifically, Dubé received 42.7% of the vote, Lessard received 27.6%, independent candidate Jean-François Mercier received 11.4%, Liberal Party candidate Bernard DeLorme received 8.9%, Conservative Party candidate Nathalie Ferland Drolet received 7.9%, and Green Party candidate Nicholas Lescarbeau received 1.5%.
He was one of five current McGill University students, alongside fellow undergraduates Mylène Freeman, Laurin Liu, and Charmaine Borg, and graduate student Jamie Nicholls, elected to Parliament in the 2011 election following the New Democratic Party's unexpected mid-campaign surge in Quebec.
Borg and Dubé were co-presidents of NDP McGill (the NDP student group at McGill University) at the time that they both won election to Parliament, and both had spent the campaign working to re-elect Thomas Mulcair in the nearby riding of Outremont.
At the time of his election, Dubé had coached junior-league soccer and hockey for several years.
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