Manon Massé

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Manon Massé
MNA
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Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Sainte-Marie–Saint-Jacques
Assumed office
7 April 2014
Preceded by Daniel Breton
Personal details
Born (1963-05-22) 22 May 1963 (age 55)
Windsor, Quebec, Canada
Political party Québec solidaire
Residence Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Alma mater Université de Montréal

Manon Massé MNA (born 1963) is a Canadian politician in Quebec.

Biography[edit]

Massé was born on 22 May 1963 in Windsor, Quebec. She was elected to the National Assembly of Quebec in the 2014 election.[1] She represents the electoral district of Sainte-Marie–Saint-Jacques as a member of Québec solidaire, and is also the party's treasurer.[2]

Due to her narrow margin of victory over Quebec Liberal Party candidate Anna Klisko, a request for a judicial recount was filed by Klisko.[1] The request was rejected by the presiding judge on 11 April, on the grounds that Klisko did not have sufficient evidence of any irregularities in the election process.[1]

Massé is a noted feminist and social justice activist in and around Montreal.[3] Massé also participated in the attempted break-up of the Israeli and Egyptian blockade of the Gaza Strip on board the Canadian vessel Tahrir.[4] She is an out lesbian.[5]

In 2006, Massé was the first ever candidate of the then newly formed Québec solidaire when she stood in a 10 April 2006 by-election in Sainte-Marie–Saint-Jacques, receiving 22 per cent of the vote. She was also the party's candidate in the same district in the provincial elections of 2007, 2008 and 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Manon Masse officially wins seat for Quebec solidaire". CTV Montreal, 11 April 2014.
  2. ^ François Cormier, "Québec solidaire prêt pour des élections, Radio-Canada.ca, Retrieved 7 May 2012
  3. ^ Julie Vaillancourt, "Intervues avec Manon Massé...", Fugues.com, Retrieved 8 May 2012
  4. ^ Agence QMI, "Québec solidaire: Manon Massé choisie dans Sainte-Marie-Saint-Jacques", TVAnouvelles.ca, Retrieved 8 May 2012
  5. ^ Québec Solidaire wants to fight homophobia CBC News, 6 March 2007.