Guy Caron

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Guy Caron
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques
Assumed office
May 30, 2011
Preceded by Claude Guimond
Personal details
Born (1968-05-13) May 13, 1968 (age 47)
Rimouski, Quebec
Political party New Democratic Party
Residence Gatineau
Profession Economist, journalist, public relations officer, researcher

Guy Caron (born May 13, 1968)[1] is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in the 2011 election.[2] He represents the electoral district of Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques as a member of the New Democratic Party. He serves as Quebec Caucus Chair.

Before politics[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4]

He was vice-president of the board of directors of Voyages Campus/Travel Cuts, 1994. He was president of the Canadian Federation of Students in 1994-5.[5] He also has a Master's degree in economics from Université du Québec à Montréal in 2001.[6]

He is the author of Crossing the Line: A Citizens’ Inquiry on Canada-U.S. Relations. [7]


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.

Political career[edit]

Caron ran in Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques in three federal elections (2004, 2006 & 2008) unsuccessfully before being elected in 2011.