Guy Caron

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Guy Caron
MP
Shadow Minister for Natural Resources
In office
January 23, 2015 – November 19, 2015
Leader Thomas Mulcair
Preceded by Chris Charlton
Succeeded by Candice Bergen
Shadow Minister for Industry
In office
November 1, 2011 – April 18, 2012
Leader Nycole Turmel
Preceded by Peter Julian
Succeeded by Hélène LeBlanc
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques
Assumed office
May 2, 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 is current the NDP's critic for Finance and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.

Early life and career[edit]

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.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5]

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.[6]

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

Political career[edit]

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.[8]

Electoral record[edit]

Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques, 2013 Representation Order[edit]

There will be no territory changes for the 42nd Canadian federal election.

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Guy Caron 19,374 43.11 +0.13
Liberal Pierre Cadieux 12,594 28.02 +18.42
Bloc Québécois Johanne Carignan 8,673 19.3 -11.53
Conservative Francis Fortin 3,361 7.48 -7.08
Green Louise Boutin 669 1.49 -0.54
Rhinoceros Sébastien CôRhino Côrriveau 274 0.61
Total valid votes/Expense limit 44,837 100.0   $210,378.44
Total rejected ballots
Turnout
Eligible voters 69,631
New Democratic hold Swing +9.28
Source: Elections Canada[9][10]

Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques, 2003 Representation Order[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
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
Conservative Bertin Denis 6,218 14.56 -3.70 $48,523.44
Liberal Pierre Cadieux 4,101 9.60 -10.49 $12,947.19
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
Turnout 43,165 62.90 +4.17
Eligible voters 68,625
New Democratic gain from Bloc Québécois Swing +23.25
Sources:[11][12]
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Claude Guimond 17,652 44.68 -1.70 $26,530.06
Liberal Pierre Béland 7,937 20.09 +0.76 $16,213.11
Conservative Gaston Noël 7,216 18.26 -3.94 $50,736.77
New Democratic Guy Caron 4,085 10.33 +0.53 $8,921.06
Independent Louise Thibault 1,966 4.97 $10,441.59
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
Turnout 39,969 58.73 -5.03
Eligible voters 68,055
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
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Louise Thibault 19,804 46.38 -11.25 $37,738.52
Conservative Roger Picard 9,481 22.20 +13.26 $15,575.69
Liberal Michel Tremblay 8,254 19.33 -4.44 $54,457.05
New Democratic Guy Caron 4,186 9.80 +2.75 $15,288.40
Green François Bédard 973 2.28 -0.34 $30.76
Total valid votes/Expense limit 42,698 100.0     $77,697
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 529 1.22 -0.68
Turnout 43,227 63.76 +5.71
Eligible voters 67,793
Bloc Québécois hold Swing -12.26
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Louise Thibault 22,215 57.63 -2.77 $37,917.81
Liberal Côme Roy 9,161 23.77 -5.96 $52,950.93
Conservative Denis Quimper 3,445 8.94 +2.10 $14,150.40
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
Turnout 39,293 58.05 -0.46
Eligible voters 67,686
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.

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