Jean-Yves Duclos

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Jean-Yves Duclos

President of the Treasury Board
Assumed office
November 20, 2019
Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau
Preceded byJoyce Murray
Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
In office
November 4, 2015 – November 20, 2019
Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau
Preceded byPierre Poilievre
Succeeded byAhmed Hussen
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Québec
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded byAnnick Papillon
Personal details
Born1965 (age 54–55)
Quebec City, Quebec
Political partyLiberal
ResidenceQuebec City
Alma materUniversity of Alberta
London School of Economics
ProfessionEconomist, professor
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Jean-Yves Duclos PC MP FRSC (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃ iv dyklo]; born 1965) is a Canadian economist and politician.

Duclos attended the University of Alberta, where he earned an undergraduate degree in economics, followed by graduate and doctoral studies in economics at the London School of Economics. Prior to his election to the House of Commons, he headed the economics department at Université Laval and was the president-elect of the Canadian Economics Association. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2014.[1]

He was elected to represent the riding of Québec in the House of Commons in the 2015 general election as a member of the Liberal Party of Canada.[2] He was the first Liberal elected to represent this riding since Gilles Lamontagne, who left office in 1984.[3] He was appointed to the federal Cabinet, headed by Justin Trudeau, as Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.[4] He was reelected in the 2019 general election and sworn in as President of the Treasury Board.

Electoral record[edit]

2019 Canadian federal election: Québec
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Jean-Yves Duclos 18,047 33.3 +4.4
Bloc Québécois Christiane Gagnon 17,722 32.7 +13.85
Conservative Bianca Boutin 8,118 15.0 -6.79
New Democratic Tommy Bureau 6,220 11.5 -15.54
Green Luc Joli-Coeur 2,949 5.4 +2.49
People's Bruno Dabiré 674 1.2
Rhinoceros Sébastien CoRhino 347 0.6
Pour l'Indépendance du Québec Luc Paquin 119 0.2
Total valid votes/Expense limit 54,198 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 1,051
Turnout 55,249 70.0
Eligible voters 78,950
Liberal hold Swing -1.3
Source: Elections Canada[5][6]
2015 Canadian federal election: Québec
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Jean-Yves Duclos 15,566 28.90 +19.88 $45,987.20
New Democratic Annick Papillon 14,566 27.04 -15.60 $33,392.85
Conservative Pierre-Thomas Asselin 11,737 21.79 +4.02 $17,402.72
Bloc Québécois Charles Mordret 10,153 18.85 -9.11 $41,425.08
Green Philippe Riboty 1,570 2.91 +0.74 $1,006.90
Marxist–Leninist Normand Fournier 153 0.28
Strength in Democracy Danielle Provost 122 0.23
Total valid votes/Expense limit 53,867 100.00   $214,308.69
Total rejected ballots 820 1.50
Turnout 54,687 69.09
Eligible voters 79,157
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +17.74
Source: Elections Canada[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jean-Yves Duclos Biography, Liberal.ca.
  2. ^ Deux libéraux élus à Québec, Radio Canada, October 20, 2015.
  3. ^ Stephen Gordon, Jean-Yves Duclos: An economist goes to Parliament, Maclean's, October 24, 2015.
  4. ^ Quebec MPs given prominent posts in new Liberal cabinet, CBC News, November 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  6. ^ "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  7. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Québec, 30 September 2015
  8. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates
29th Ministry – Cabinet of Justin Trudeau
Cabinet post (1)
Predecessor Office Successor
Pierre Poilievre Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
November 4, 2015 – November 20, 2019
Ahmed Hussen

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