Jean-Yves Roy

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Jean-Yves Roy
Member of the Canadian House of Commons
In office
November 27, 2000 – June 28, 2004
Preceded by René Canuel
Constituency Matapédia—Matane
In office
June 28, 2004 – October 22, 2010
Succeeded by Jean-François Fortin
Constituency Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia
Personal details
Born (1949-07-21) July 21, 1949 (age 67)
Saint-Charles-Garnier, Quebec
Political party Bloc Québécois
Residence Pointe-au-Père, Quebec
Profession teacher

Jean-Yves Roy (born July 21, 1949 in Saint-Charles-Garnier, Quebec) is a Canadian politician. He was a Bloc Québécois member of the Canadian House of Commons from the 2000 election until his resignation in 2010.

Political career[edit]

Roy represented the districts of Matapédia—Matane until 2006 and then Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia for the following four years. Prior to being elected he was a teacher. He is the Bloc's Fisheries and Oceans critic. He was a city councillor in Pointe-au-Père, Quebec in 1981, and he was mayor from 1982 to 1986.

Roy resigned from the House effective October 22, 2010 after having been largely absent from the House of Commons.[1] He had been asked by Bloc leader Gilles Duceppe to make a decision as to his future due to his prolonged absences and announced in September that he would wait until after the Commons voted on a private members bill to abolish the long gun registry to resign so that he could vote for the registry's retention.[2]


  1. ^ "Jean-Yves Roy quitte la politique". "Radio-Canada", October 22, 2010.
  2. ^ "Gun-registry fight headed for draw in Commons", Globe and Mail, September 13, 2010

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