Annick Papillon

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Annick Papillon
MP
Annick Papillon 2011-03-31.jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Québec
In office
May 30, 2011 – October 19, 2015
Preceded by Christiane Gagnon
Succeeded by Jean-Yves Duclos
Personal details
Born (1980-05-27) May 27, 1980 (age 35)
Rimouski, Quebec, Canada
Political party New Democratic Party

Annick Papillon (born May 27, 1980 in Rimouski, Quebec) is a Canadian politician, who served in the Canadian House of Commons from 2011 to 2015.[1] She represented the electoral district of Québec as a member of the New Democratic Party.[2]

Biography[edit]

Papillon was born in Rimouski and grew up in Quebec City. She earned a BA in public communications, law, and history[3] and pursued advanced studies in journalism at Université Laval.[4] She specialized in international politics and field journalism while studying at the Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium, and performed an internship at Radio-Télévision belge de la Communauté francophone.[4] Back in Quebec, she volunteered for humanitarian organizations.[4] At the time of her election, she worked for the Institut de la statistique du Québec.[3][4]

Running in her first campaign, she defeated incumbent Bloc Québécois MP Christiane Gagnon[5] with a margin of 7,709 votes in the 2011 Canadian federal election.

She endorsed Thomas Mulcair in the New Democratic Party leadership election, 2012.

Annick was defeated in the 2015 election by Liberal Jean-Yves Duclos.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 General Election Results: Québec. Elections Canada.
  2. ^ Papillon, Annick - Parliamentarian File, Parliament of Canada
  3. ^ a b Porter, Isabelle (30 April 2011), "Qui sont ces néodémocrates à l'assaut de Québec?", Le Devoir (in French) (Montréal), retrieved May 3, 2011 
  4. ^ a b c d New Democratic Party. "Annick Papillon". Retrieved May 3, 2011. 
  5. ^ Boivin, Simon (3 May 2011), "La région de Québec vire au orange", Le Soleil (in French) (Quebec City), retrieved May 3, 2011 
  6. ^ "Conservatives more than double seat count in Quebec". CBC News. October 19, 2015. Retrieved November 20, 2015.