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José Núñez-Melo
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Laval
In office
May 2, 2011 – October 19, 2015
Preceded by Nicole Demers
Succeeded by Eva Nassif
(Vimy)
Personal details
Born (1956-11-13) November 13, 1956 (age 59)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Political party Green Party (2015–present)
New Democratic Party (2011–2015)

José Núñez-Melo (born November 13, 1956) is a former Canadian politician, who was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in the 2011 election.[1] He represented the electoral district of Laval as a member of the New Democratic Party.

Background[edit]

Originally from the Dominican Republic, graduated from Colegio San Luis Gonzaga in Santo Domingo in 1974. He later managed a hotel in Puerto Plata before emigrating to Canada in 1990.

Prior to winning a seat in the 2011 election, Núñez-Melo worked for Revenu Québec.[2]

2015 election[edit]

Núñez-Melo was not allowed to run as a NDP candidate in the 2015 federal election for the new riding of Vimy after he publicly criticized nomination meeting procedures which he claimed were contrary to the rules of the party.[3] The party policy requires open nominations, while Núñez-Melo reportedly wanted a guarantee of automatic renomination as an incumbent MP.[4]

He ran unsuccessfully in Vimy as a member of the Green Party of Canada.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Election 2011: Laval. The Globe and Mail, May 2, 2011.
  2. ^ Tamsin McMahon (May 4, 2011). "The REALLY New Democrats". National Post. Retrieved May 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ Montreal Gazette More Montreal Gazette. "Laval MP kicked out of NDP nomination race: reports". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Écarté par le NPD, José Nunez-Melo passe aux verts". Radio-Canada, August 16, 2015.
  5. ^ "Former NDP MP Jose Nunez-Melo to run for Greens in Quebec". CBC. Canadian Press. Aug 16, 2015. Retrieved 16 August 2015.