Réjean Genest

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Réjean Genest
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Shefford
Assumed office
May 30, 2011
Preceded by Robert Vincent
Personal details
Born (1946-03-09) March 9, 1946 (age 69)
Saint-Raymond de Portneuf, Quebec
Political party New Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Louise Genest
Residence Granby, Quebec
Profession Author, gardener, horticulturalist

Réjean Genest (born March 9, 1946) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 2011 election.[1] He represents the electoral district of Shefford as a member of the New Democratic Party.

He was formerly a meteorologist. At the time of his election, he was a horticulturalist and editor of Les Beaux Jardins online magazine.[2]

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011: Shefford
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     New Democratic Party Réjean Genest 27,575 51.09 $1,185
     Bloc Québécois Robert Vincent 12,615 23.37 $64,514
     Conservative Mélisa Leclerc 7,908 14.65 $53,500
Liberal Bernard Demers 4,855 8.99 $9,662
Green Frank Daoust 1,022 1.89 none listed
Total valid votes 53,975 100.00
Total rejected ballots 877
Turnout 54,852 64.79
Electors on the lists 84,666
Source: Official Voting Results, 41st General Election 2011, Elections Canada


  1. ^ Election 2011: Shefford. The Globe and Mail, May 2, 2011.
  2. ^ Tamsin McMahon (May 4, 2011). "The REALLY New Democrats". National Post. Retrieved May 4, 2011. 

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