Jean-François Larose

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Jean-François Larose
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Jean-François Larose in 2011
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Repentigny
In office
May 2, 2011 – October 19, 2015
Preceded by Nicolas Dufour
Succeeded by Monique Pauzé
Personal details
Born (1972-04-15) April 15, 1972 (age 45)
Repentigny, Quebec
Political party New Democratic Party (2011-2014)
Strength in Democracy (2014-)

Jean-François Larose (born April 15, 1972) is a former Canadian politician, who was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 2011 election.[1] He represented the electoral district of Repentigny, initially as a member of the NDP, then as a member of Strength in Democracy.

Prior to being elected, Larose was a peace officer and a security guard. Larose has certificates from Université de Montréal in the areas of crisis management, violence and society, and police and security management. Larose ran in the 2009 Montreal municipal election, seeking the position of mayor of Le Plateau-Mont-Royal borough for the Parti Montréal Ville-Marie; he garnered 2.08% of the vote.

In the 2011-12 NDP leadership race, Larose supported Niki Ashton, serving as her campaign chair.[2]

Larose campaigned as a member of the NDP in the 2011 election, handily winning the riding of Repentigny. On October 21, 2014, Larose and Jean-François Fortin, the independent (formerly Bloc Québécois) MP for Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia, announced that they were forming Strength in Democracy, a new Quebec-focused political party dedicated to representing the province's regions.[3]

In the 2015 election, Larose contested in La Pointe-de-l'Île, and lost to Mario Beaulieu. He came in seventh, receiving 135 votes and winning only 0.24% of the vote.

Electoral Record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015: La Pointe-de-l'Île
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Mario Beaulieu 18,545 33.58 +1.21
Liberal Marie-Chantale Simard 15,777 28.57 +18.47
New Democratic Ève Péclet 14,777 26.76 -20.77
Conservative Guy Morissette 4,408 7.98 +0.33
Green David J. Cox 1,130 2.05 +0.16
Rhinoceros Ben 97 Benoit 358 0.65
Strength in Democracy Jean-François Larose 135 0.24
Marxist–Leninist Geneviève Royer 96 0.17
Total valid votes/Expense limit 55,226 100.00   $222,398.73
Total rejected ballots 912 1.62
Turnout 56,138 65.43[4]
Eligible voters 84,507
Bloc Québécois gain from New Democratic Swing +10.99
Source: Elections Canada[5][6]
Canadian federal election, 2011: Repentigny
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Jean-François Larose 32,131 51.92 +36.77
Bloc Québécois Nicolas Dufour 19,242 31.09 -21.97
Liberal Chantal Perreault 4,830 7.81 -7.17
Conservative Christophe Royer 4,606 7.44 -6.54
Green Michel Duchaine 1,078 1.74 -1.11
Total valid votes/Expense limit 61,887 100.00
Total rejected ballots 934 1.49
Turnout 62,821 66.91
Eligible voters 93,882


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