|Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques
May 2, 2011
|Preceded by||Claude Guimond|
May 13, 1968 |
|Political party||New Democratic Party|
|Profession||Economist, journalist, public relations officer, researcher|
Guy Caron (born May 13, 1968) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in the 2011 election. He represents the electoral district of Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques as a member of the New Democratic Party. He is current the NDP's critic for Finance and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.
Early life and career
Caron has a Bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Ottawa in 1992, and served two terms as president of their student federation. He also has a Master's degree in economics from Université du Québec à Montréal in 2001.
Prior to being elected, Caron was a researcher and economist with the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, most recently as Director of Special Projects. He previously worked for the Council of Canadians where he was a media relations officer, then the Campaigner on Canada-U.S. Relations, and then the Healthcare Campaigner. He has also worked for the Canadian Race Relations Foundation. He is also a former journalist: he worked with radio stations CKLE and CKMN-FM, and with the newspapers Progrès-Écho and Rimouskois while studying science at the Cégep de Rimouski.
He is the author of Crossing the Line: A Citizens’ Inquiry on Canada-U.S. Relations. 
Caron ran in Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques in three federal elections (2004, 2006 & 2008) unsuccessfully before being elected in 2011.
After the 2015 election, Caron was appointed the NDP critic for Finance, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, as well as deputy critic for Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard in the 42nd Canadian Parliament.
Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques, 2013 Representation Order
There will be no territory changes for the 42nd Canadian federal election.
|Canadian federal election, 2015|
|New Democratic||Guy Caron||19,374||43.11||+0.13||–|
|Bloc Québécois||Johanne Carignan||8,673||19.3||-11.53||–|
|Rhinoceros||Sébastien CôRhino Côrriveau||274||0.61||–||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||44,837||100.0||$210,378.44|
|Total rejected ballots||–||–||–|
|New Democratic hold||Swing||+9.28|
|Source: Elections Canada|
Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques, 2003 Representation Order
|Canadian federal election, 2011|
|New Democratic||Guy Caron||18,360||42.98||+32.65||$1,454.82|
|Bloc Québécois||Claude Guimond||13,170||30.83||-13.85||$37,084.15|
|Green||Clément Pelletier||867||2.03||+0.40||none listed|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||42,716||100.0||$86,716.92|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||449||1.04||-0.13|
|New Democratic gain from Bloc Québécois||Swing||+23.25|
|Canadian federal election, 2008|
|Bloc Québécois||Claude Guimond||17,652||44.68||-1.70||$26,530.06|
|New Democratic||Guy Caron||4,085||10.33||+0.53||$8,921.06|
|Green||James D. Morrison||645||1.63||-0.65||none listed|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||39,501||100.0||$83,533|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||468||1.17||-0.05|
|Bloc Québécois hold||Swing||-1.23|
|Independent candidate Louise Thibault was previously elected as a member of the Bloc Québécois, and lost 41.41 percentage points from her results in the 2006 election.|
|Canadian federal election, 2006|
|Bloc Québécois||Louise Thibault||19,804||46.38||-11.25||$37,738.52|
|New Democratic||Guy Caron||4,186||9.80||+2.75||$15,288.40|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||42,698||100.0||$77,697|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||529||1.22||-0.68|
|Bloc Québécois hold||Swing||-12.26|
|Canadian federal election, 2004|
|Bloc Québécois||Louise Thibault||22,215||57.63||-2.77||$37,917.81|
|New Democratic||Guy Caron||2,717||7.05||+5.10||$6,486.64|
|Green||Marjolaine Delaunière||1,008||2.62||–||none listed|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||38,546||100.0||$75,927|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||747||1.90|
|Bloc Québécois notional hold||Swing||+1.60|
|Changes from 2000 are based on redistributed results. Change for the Conservatives is based on the combined total of the Progressive Conservatives and the Canadian Alliance.|
- Election 2011: Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques. The Globe and Mail, May 2, 2011.
- Kirkup, Kristy (12 November 2015). "Tom Mulcair taps Nathan Cullen, Charlie Angus, Guy Caron for top critic roles". CBC News. The Canadian Press. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
- Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques, 30 September 2015
- Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates
- Elections Canada – Official voting results, Forty-first general election, 2011
- Elections Canada – Candidate's electoral campaign return, 41st general election
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