|Senator for Victoria, Quebec|
Assumed office |
January 17, 2012
|Nominated by||Stephen Harper|
|Appointed by||David Johnston|
|Preceded by||Francis Fox|
|Born||February 2, 1950|
Jean-Guy Dagenais (born February 2, 1950) is a Canadian politician from Quebec. He was appointed to the Senate of Canada on January 17, 2012, by Stephen Harper after losing in the 2011 Canadian federal election running as a Conservative Candidate in Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot. He represents the Senate division of Victoria (Quebec).
Dagenais ran for a seat to the House of Commons of Canada under the Conservative banner in the 2011 Canadian federal election in Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot. He was defeated finishing third place out of five candidates behind winner Marie-Claude Morin and defeated incumbent Ève-Mary Thaï Thi Lac.
In response to ongoing criticism of the Senate stemming from the Mike Duffy scandal, Dagenais railed against NDP MP Charmaine Borg, in a letter to the House of Commons accusing her of being a whiny, useless puppet who would not have won election if not for sympathy for Jack Layton, and of ignorance of the constitution for her support of the NDP position on abolishing the Senate. Dagenais was unapologetic for his insults and for his incorrect claim that Borg was wrong to note that the NDP supports abolition, both despite the fact that he himself was appointed to Senate after losing an election, and was the one who was wrong about NDP policy. In response, Borg launched an official complaint against the Senator.
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- "Tory senators blast NDP for advocating Senate abolition". CBC News. The Canadian Press. 2013-12-07. Retrieved 2014-07-18.
- "NDP MP Charmaine Borg formally complains about 'misogynistic' attack from Tory senator". Macleans.ca. 2013-12-09. Retrieved 2014-07-18.
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