Joël Lightbound

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Joël Lightbound
Joel Lightbound.jpg
Lightbound in 2015
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
In office
December 12, 2019 – October 26, 2021
MinisterBill Blair
Preceded byBill Blair (as Minister of Border Security)
Succeeded byPam Damoff (Parliamentary Secretary for Public Safety)
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 Secretary to the Minister of Finance and to the Minister of Middle Class Prosperity)
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 Parliament
for Louis-Hébert
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded byDenis Blanchette
Personal details
Born (1988-02-08) February 8, 1988 (age 34)[1]
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Political partyLiberal
Residence(s)Quebec City, Quebec
Alma materMcGill University

Joël Lightbound MP (born February 8, 1988) is a Canadian politician serving as the member of Parliament (MP) for Louis-Hébert. A member of the Liberal Party, he was first elected following the 2015 federal election.

Background[edit]

In 2008, Lightbound was awarded the Cardinal Roy Trophy from Champlain Regional College.[2] He later attended the McGill University Faculty of Law, where he won the National Laskin Moot.[3] He initially articled with the Montreal offices of Fasken, and prior to his election practiced law in the Quebec City area, specializing in immigration.[4]

Political career[edit]

Lightbound was elected in 2015.[5] He was re-elected in 2019, becoming the first MP in three decades to hold Louis-Hébert for more than one term, and again in 2021.

In February 2022, during the COVID-19 pandemic and Freedom Convoy protests, Lightbound held a press conference where he spoke out against politicians' handling of the pandemic, and denounced dismissing those with "legitimate concerns" while also calling for the convoy protesters to return home.[6] Soon afterwards, Lightbound resigned his position in the ruling party as Quebec caucus chair.[7]

Electoral record[edit]

2021 Canadian federal election: Louis-Hébert
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Joël Lightbound 22,933 38.35 -2.16
Bloc Québécois Marc Dean 16,247 27.17 -0.83
Conservative Gilles Lépine 14,332 23.97 +6.39
New Democratic Hamid Nadji 4,337 7.25 -0.62
Green Denis Blanchette 1,573 2.63 -1.34
Independent Ali Dahan 378 0.63 +0.20
Total valid votes 59,800
Total rejected ballots 861
Turnout 60,661 74.31 -2.07
Registered voters 81,632
Liberal hold Swing -0.67
Source: Elections Canada[8]
2019 Canadian federal election: Louis-Hébert
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Joël Lightbound 25,140 40.51 +5.66 $82,402.61
Bloc Québécois Christian Hébert 17,375 28.00 +13.59 $49,988.85
Conservative Marie-Josée Guérette 10,912 17.58 -9.61 $54,059.24
New Democratic Jérémie Juneau 4,884 7.87 -12.94 none listed
Green Macarena Diab 2,466 3.97 +1.44 none listed
People's Daniel Brisson 1,016 1.64 none listed
Independent Ali Dahan 267 0.43 $0.00
Total valid votes 62,060 98.61
Total rejected ballots 873 1.39
Turnout 62,933 76.38
Eligible voters 82,395
Liberal hold Swing -3.97
Source: Elections Canada[9][10]
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[11][12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ICI.Radio-Canada.ca, Zone Politique-. "Deux libéraux élus à Québec | Élections Canada 2015". Radio-Canada.ca.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-11-25. Retrieved 2015-10-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Mock victories no moot point : Law | Focus online".
  4. ^ Joël Lightbound, Liberal.ca
  5. ^ Côté, Sophie. "Victoire libérale dans Louis-Hébert". Le Journal de Québec.
  6. ^ Aiello, Rachel (2022-02-08). "Liberal MP breaks ranks over pandemic policies". CTVNews. Retrieved 2022-02-08.
  7. ^ https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/liberal-mp-politicization-pandemic-1.6343730[bare URL]
  8. ^ "Voter Information Service - Election results since 2015".
  9. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  10. ^ "Official Voting Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved September 23, 2021.
  11. ^ Canada, Elections. "Voter Information Service - Who are the candidates in my electoral district?". www.elections.ca.
  12. ^ Canada, Elections. "Final Election Expenses Limits for Candidates". www.elections.ca. Archived from the original on August 15, 2015.
  13. ^ Canada, Elections. "Résultats du soir d'élection - Circonscriptions". enr.elections.ca.

External links[edit]

Media related to Joël Lightbound at Wikimedia Commons