Joël Lightbound

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Joël Lightbound

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Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Assumed office
December 12, 2019
MinisterBill Blair
Preceded byBill Blair as Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance
In office
September 19, 2017 – December 12, 2019
MinisterBill Morneau
Preceded byGinette Petitpas Taylor
Succeeded bySean Fraser - as to the Minister of Finance and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health
In office
January 30, 2017 – September 19, 2017
MinisterJane Philpott
Ginette Petitpas Taylor
Preceded byKamal Khera
Succeeded byBill Blair
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Louis-Hébert
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded byDenis Blanchette
Personal details
Born (1988-02-08) February 8, 1988 (age 31)[1]
Toronto, Ontario
Political partyLiberal
ResidenceQuebec City, Quebec
Alma materMcGill University

Joël Lightbound MP (born February 8, 1988) is a Canadian Liberal politician, who was elected to represent the riding of Louis-Hébert in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election.[2]

In 2008, Lightbound was awarded the Cardinal Roy Trophy from Champlain Regional College.[3] He later attended the McGill University Faculty of Law, where he won the National Laskin Moot.[4] He initially articled with the Montreal offices of Fasken, and prior to his election practised law in the Quebec City area, specializing in immigration.[5]

Lightbound was reelected in 2019, becoming the first MP in three decades to hold Louis-Hébert for more than one term.

Electoral record[edit]

2015 Canadian federal election: Louis-Hébert
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Joël Lightbound 21,516 34.85 +21.43
Conservative Jean-Pierre Asselin 16,789 27.19 +5.36
New Democratic Denis Blanchette 12,850 20.81 -17.84
Bloc Québécois Caroline Pageau 8,900 14.41 -9.80
Green Andrée-Anne Beaudoin-Julien 1,561 2.53 +0.88
Christian Heritage Stefan Jetchick 128 0.21 -0.03
Total valid votes/Expense limit 61,744 100.00   $217,520.39
Total rejected ballots 627 1.01
Turnout 62,371 76.90
Eligible voters 81,109
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +19.63
Source: Elections Canada[6][7][8]


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