|Yvon Godin in 2014|
|Member of Parliament
June 2, 1997
|Preceded by||Doug Young|
May 12, 1955 |
Bathurst, New Brunswick
|Residence||Bathurst, New Brunswick|
|Profession||miner, labour representative|
Yvon Godin (born May 12, 1955) is a Canadian politician.
Godin is currently a New Democratic Party (NDP) Member of Parliament (MP) in the Canadian House of Commons, representing the riding of Acadie—Bathurst since 1997. Previously, Godin was a labour representative for the United Steelworkers. He is the NDP critic for Labour and Official Languages.
In 2003, he supported Bill Blaikie's campaign to lead the NDP.
Involvement with the New Brunswick NDP
As federal MP, Godin had a strained relationship with former New Brunswick New Democratic Party leader Elizabeth Weir. Following her resignation in 2005, however, there were rumours that Godin might resign his federal seat and run to replace her as provincial party leader at the party's 2005 leadership convention. Ultimately, Godin declined to stand as a candidate, and Allison Brewer was elected NB NDP leader.
Following a poor showing in the 2006 New Brunswick provincial election, Brewer also resigned, and there were renewed rumours Godin would seek the leadership. However Godin demurred again, instead endorsing former priest Roger Duguay. Duguay had run in the provincial riding of Miramichi Bay-Neguac in the last provincial election, and received 26.2% of the vote, the best showing of any NDP candidate. The Miramichi Bay-Neguac riding overlaps with Godin's federal riding. Duguay was subsequently elected leader at the party's October 13, 2007 leadership convention.
|Canadian federal election, 2011|
|New Democratic||Yvon Godin||32,067||69.69||+12.27|
|Liberal||Jean Marie Gionet||6,491||14.11||-7.86|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||46,014||100.00||$82,557|
|Total rejected ballots||595||1.33|
|Electors on the lists||65,915|
|Canadian federal election, 2008|
|New Democratic||Yvon Godin||25,740||57.4|
|Total valid votes||44,830|
|Canadian federal election, 2006|
|New Democratic||Yvon Godin||25,195||49.90||-8.28|
|Total valid votes||50,492|
|Canadian federal election, 2004|
|New Democratic||Yvon Godin||23,857||58.18||+11.57|
|Total valid votes||41,005|
Change from 2000 is based on redistributed results. Conservative Party change is based on the combination of Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party totals.
|Canadian federal election, 2000|
|New Democratic||Yvon Godin||23,568||46.61||+6.08|
|Progressive Conservative||Alcide Leger||4,321||8.55||-15.56|
|Total valid votes||50,565|
|Canadian federal election, 1997|
|New Democratic||Yvon Godin||21,113||40.53||+34.57|
|Progressive Conservative||Norma Landry||12,560||24.11||-3.58|
|Total valid votes||52,094|
|Parliament of Canada|
Doug Young, Liberal
|Member of Parliament for Acadie—Bathurst
|Short description||Canadian politician|
|Date of birth||May 12, 1955|
|Place of birth||Bathurst, New Brunswick|
|Date of death|
|Place of death|