|Member of Parliament for Joliette|
May 30, 2011
|Preceded by||Pierre Paquette|
March 9, 1945 |
|Political party||New Democratic Party|
|Occupation||Entrepreneur, Real Estate Agent, Property Caretaker|
Francine Raynault (born March 9, 1945) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in the 2011 Canadian federal election. She represents the electoral district of Joliette as a member of the New Democratic Party.
Raynault first ran for the riding of Joliette in 2008 and finished fourth, 22,462 votes behind Bloc Québécois incumbent Pierre Paquette. Indeed, she finished just a few hundred votes over the threshold for having her campaign expenses refunded. During the campaign for the 2011 election, Raynault gained the edge over Pierre Paquette as part of a provincewide surge in support for the New Democratic Party, winning by 8,147 votes on election day.
Raynault studied commerce in Montreal, business management in Joliette and business law at the Université du Québec à Montréal. She is a mother of four and grandmother of nine grandchildren.
Since 1977 she has been a member of the Association féminine d’éducation et d’action sociale, was president of the AFEAS in the Lanaudière region from 1997 to 2001, member of the provincial executive from 2001 to 2007 and provincial second vice-president and first vice-president.
Raynault is a founding member of the Syndicat des agricultrices de Lanaudière. She is a founding member of the Union des producteurs agricoles, Nouvelle-Acadie local section. From 2003 to 2007, Raynault sat on the Executive Committee of the Centre local de développement de Joliette.
|Canadian federal election, 2011|
|New Democratic||Francine Raynault||26,950||47.26%||–|
|Bloc Québécois||Pierre Paquette||18,803||33.97%||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||57,023||100.00%|
|Canadian federal election, 2008|
|Bloc Québécois||Pierre Paquette||28,040||52.40%||-1.63%||$66,256|
|New Democratic||Francine Raynault||5,579||10.42%||+5.05%||$1,331|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||53,516||100.00%||$94,530|
|Total rejected ballots||878||1.61%|
|Bloc Québécois hold||Swing||+3.65%|
- Réjean Turgeon. Victoire de Francine Raynault. May 3, 2011 [Retrieved May 3, 2011]. L'action.