|Member of the Canadian Parliament
May 2, 2011 – October 19, 2015
|Preceded by||Gérard Asselin|
|Succeeded by||Marilène Gill|
July 16, 1979 |
|Political party||New Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||Université Laval|
Jonathan Genest-Jourdain, (born July 16, 1979) is a Canadian politician from Quebec. Genest-Jourdain served as the New Democratic Party Member of Parliament for Manicouagan and as a member of the Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet from 2011-2015
Jonathan Genest-Jourdain entered municipal politics in Sept-Îles in 2009. Through his legal work, Genest-Jourdain has been an ardent activist for Aboriginal, Quebec and Canadian heritage issues.
Genest-Jourdain defeated Bloc Québécois incumbent MP Gérard Asselin at the 2011 Canadian federal election, becoming the first-ever NDP member to represent the Manicouagan riding. Along with fellow NDP member Romeo Saganash, Genest-Jourdain is one of two First Nations members currently representing Quebec in the House of Commons of Canada. He is a member of the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.
A member of the Innu Nation, Genest-Jourdain is a lawyer originally from the reserve village of Uashat-Maliotenam located in the Sept-Rivières Regional County Municipality. Genest-Jourdain obtained a law degree from Université Laval in 2004 and started a graduate certificate in corporate law. He has been a member of the Bar of Quebec since 2007. Genest-Jourdain has devoted himself to the application of professional principles, including social intervention.
Genest-Jourdain finished third in his own riding of Manicouagan in the 2015 Canadian Federal Election
|Canadian federal election, 2015|
|Bloc Québécois||Marilène Gill||17,338||41.25||+8.57||–|
|New Democratic||Jonathan Genest-Jourdain||7,359||17.51||-30.17||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||42,030||100.00||$259,578.68|
|Total rejected ballots||645||1.51||–|
|Bloc Québécois gain from New Democratic||Swing||+19.37|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|Canadian federal election, 2011|
|New Democratic||Jonathan Genest-Jourdain||16,438||48.93%||+44.13%|
|Bloc Québécois||Gérard Asselin||10,496||31.25%||-18.05%|
|Liberal||André Forbes[fn 1]||1,881||5.6%||-9.7%|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||33,592||100.0%|
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