Francis Drouin

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Francis Drouin

Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Glengarry—Prescott—Russell
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded byPierre Lemieux
Personal details
Born (1983-10-07) October 7, 1983 (age 36)
Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada
Political partyLiberal
Domestic partnerKate Forrest
ResidenceRussell, Ontario, Canada
Alma materUniversity of Ottawa
La Cité collégiale

Francis Drouin MP (born October 7, 1983)[1] is a Canadian Liberal politician, who was elected to represent the riding of Glengarry—Prescott—Russell in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election.

Early life[edit]

Drouin was born and raised in Hawkesbury, Ontario.[2] After obtaining a diploma in business administration from La Cité collégiale, he attended the University of Ottawa, where he earned a bachelor's degree in commerce. He worked as a special assistant to Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty for four years, and then joined a government relations firm as a communications consultant. He continued to work as a consultant in various capacities thereafter. He has volunteered on the board of his alma mater, La Cité.

Federal politics[edit]

Drouin joined the Liberal Party when he was 17 years old, and served for two years as president of the Young Liberals in Glengarry—Prescott—Russell. He managed the Liberal campaigns there in the 2011 federal and 2014 provincial elections.[3] Drouin won the federal Liberal nomination for the 2015 federal election in January 2015.[4] He won the election, unseating three-term Conservative incumbent Pierre Lemieux by over 10 000 votes.


In April 2018 Drouin was alleged to have groped a woman at a Halifax bar during the Liberal Party policy convention.[5] Drouin denied the allegations stating he was misidentified.[6] Police did not lay charges.[7]

Electoral record[edit]

2015 Canadian federal election: Glengarry—Prescott—Russell
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Francis Drouin 34,189 53.28 +22.68
Conservative Pierre Lemieux 23,367 36.41 -12.4
New Democratic Normand Laurin 5,087 7.93 -8.74
Green Genevieve Malouin-Diraddo 1,153 1.8 -1.78
Libertarian Jean-Serge Brisson 377 0.59 +0.25
Total valid votes/Expense limit 64,173 100.0     $222,406.73
Total rejected ballots 399
Turnout 64,572 75.6%
Eligible voters 85,388
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing 28.83%
Source: Elections Canada[8][9]


  1. ^ Francis Drouin – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ Deachman, Bruce (October 2, 2015). "Riding profile: Tories hope to further tighten grip on Glengarry-Prescott-Russell". Ottawa Citizen. PostMedia. Retrieved February 13, 2016.
  3. ^ Meet Francis Drouin,
  4. ^ Francis Drouin wins Liberal nomination, The Review, January 20, 2015.
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  7. ^ "Police won't lay charges against Liberal MP Francis Drouin after groping allegation". CBC News. May 22, 2018. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  8. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Glengarry—Prescott—Russell, 30 September 2015
  9. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived August 15, 2015, at the Wayback Machine

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