|Member of the Canadian Parliament
June 2, 2011
|Preceded by||Mario Laframboise|
March 7, 1989 |
|Political party||New Democratic Party|
|Profession||Student, Research Assistant|
Mylène Freeman (born March 7, 1989) is the New Democratic Party Member of Parliament for the riding of Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel in Quebec, first elected in the 2011 Canadian federal election after defeating incumbent MP Mario Laframboise of the Bloc Québécois.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University, where she studied political theory. She was co-president of NDP McGill (the New Democratic Party student group at the university) and coordinator of the university's Women in House program, which has young women shadow female MPs in hopes of fostering their interest in getting involved in politics.
Expecting to come in second, Freeman described her victory as "very surreal" when she defeated powerful Bloc Québécois MP Mario Laframboise by 8,000 votes in Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel. She had not been to the riding at any point during the election campaign.
She was one of five current McGill students, alongside Charmaine Borg, Laurin Liu, Matthew Dubé and Jamie Nicholls, elected to Parliament in the 2011 election following the NDP's unexpected mid-campaign surge in Quebec. While Freeman was a former co-president of NDP McGill, Borg and Dubé were the incumbent co-presidents of NDP McGill at the time that they both won election to Parliament and spent the campaign working to re-elect Thomas Mulcair in the nearby riding of Outremont. In 2015 she was named opposition critic for the status of women.
|Canadian federal election, 2011|
|New Democratic||Mylène Freeman||25,801||44.24||+31.84||$0.00|
|Bloc Québécois||Mario Laframboise||16,876||28.94||-19.16||$77,499.72|
|Independent||Michel Daniel Guibord||342||0.59||–||$1,904.02|
|Total valid vote/Expense limit||58,320||100.00|
Source: Elections Canada
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