Marie-Claude Bibeau

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Marie-Claude Bibeau

Marie-Claude Bibeau in Ukraine - 2018 (MUS0016) (cropped).jpg
Bibeau in 2018
Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
Assumed office
March 1, 2019
Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau
Preceded byLawrence MacAulay
Minister of International Development
In office
November 4, 2015 – March 1, 2019
Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau
Preceded byChristian Paradis
Succeeded byMaryam Monsef
Minister responsible for La Francophonie
In office
November 4, 2015 – July 18, 2018
Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau
Preceded byChristian Paradis
Succeeded byMélanie Joly
Member of Parliament
for Compton—Stanstead
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded byJean Rousseau
Personal details
Born (1970-04-04) April 4, 1970 (age 51)
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Bernard Sévigny
ResidenceSherbrooke, Quebec[1]
Alma materUniversité de Sherbrooke

Marie-Claude Bibeau PC MP (born April 4, 1970) is a Canadian politician who was elected to represent the riding of Compton—Stanstead in the House of Commons in the 2015 federal election.[2] A member of the Liberal Party of Canada, she was sworn in as Minister of International Development and La Francophonie on November 4, 2015.[3] She was appointed the first female Minister of Agriculture on March 1, 2019.

Career[edit]

Bibeau was born and raised in Sherbrooke, Quebec and earned a bachelor's degree in economics and a graduate diploma in environmental management from Université de Sherbrooke. Following her graduation, she worked for the Canadian International Development Agency, and was variously posted in Ottawa, Montreal, Morocco and Benin. After leaving the agency, she returned to Compton, and spent 15 years operating a successful tourism business.[4]

In her capacity as minister, Bibeau helped shape Trudeau's foreign policy. She served a two-year term as member of the World Bank Group’s (WBG) Advisory Council on Gender and Development from 2015 until 2017.[5] In September 2016, Bibeau was appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to serve as member of the Lead Group of the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement.[6] Also since 2016, she has been serving on the board of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children.[7] In 2017, she served on the World Health Organization/Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights High-Level Working Group on the Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents, chaired by Tarja Halonen and Hina Jilani.[8]

Personal life[edit]

She is married to Bernard Sévigny, former mayor of Sherbrooke.[9]

Electoral record[edit]

2019 Canadian federal election: Compton—Stanstead
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Marie-Claude Bibeau 21,731 37.3 +0.42 $58,382.52
Bloc Québécois David Benoît 18,571 31.9 +11.2 none listed
Conservative Jessy Mc Neil 8,446 14.5 +2 $12,725.62
New Democratic Naomie Mathieu Chauvette 5,607 9.6 -17.81 $1,786.21
Green Jean Rousseau 3,044 5.2 +3.26 none listed
People's Paul Reed 586 1.0 $677.99
Rhinoceros Jonathan Therrien 252 0.4 -0.16 $0.00
Total valid votes/Expense limit 58,237 100.0
Total rejected ballots 988
Turnout 59,225 70.2
Eligible voters 84,383
Liberal hold Swing -5.39
Source: Elections Canada[10][11]
2015 Canadian federal election: Compton—Stanstead
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Marie-Claude Bibeau 20,582 36.88 +24.89 $30,817.38
New Democratic Jean Rousseau 15,300 27.41 -19.86 $22,398.05
Bloc Québécois France Bonsant 11,551 20.70 -5.73 $41,452.44
Conservative Gustavo Labrador 6,978 12.50 +0.65 $24,135.57
Green Korie Marshall 1,085 1.94 -0.49
Rhinoceros Kévin Côté 315 0.56
Total valid votes/Expense limit 55,811 100.00   $218,288.13
Total rejected ballots 748 1.32
Turnout 56,559 69.09
Eligible voters 81,867
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +22.37
Source: Elections Canada[12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Voting Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved January 23, 2021.
  2. ^ "Victoire de la libérale Marie-Claude Bibeau dans Compton-Stanstead". Radio-Canada (in French). 20 October 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Full list of Justin Trudeau's cabinet". CBC News. 4 November 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau". liberal.ca. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  5. ^ World Bank Advisory Council on Gender and Development: 2015-2017 Members World Bank Group.
  6. ^ "Secretary-General Appoints 29 Global Leaders to Spearhead Fight against Malnutrition" (Press release). United Nations. 21 September 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  7. ^ Board Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children.
  8. ^ Leading the realization of human rights to health and through health: Report of the High-Level Working Group on the Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents (2017) World Health Organization.
  9. ^ "Marie Claude Bibeau to bear the Liberal banner in Compton-Stanstead". sherbrookerecord.com. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  10. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  11. ^ "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  12. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Compton—Stanstead, 30 September 2015
  13. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived August 15, 2015, at the Wayback Machine

External links[edit]

29th Ministry – Cabinet of Justin Trudeau
Cabinet posts (3)
Predecessor Office Successor
Lawrence MacAulay Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
March 1, 2019 – present
Incumbent
Christian Paradis Minister of International Development
November 4, 2015 – March 1, 2019
Karina Gould
Christian Paradis Minister responsible for La Francophonie
November 4, 2015 – July 18, 2018
Mélanie Joly
Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Jean Rousseau
Member of Parliament
for Compton—Stanstead

October 19, 2015 – present
Incumbent