Pierre Breton

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Pierre Breton

Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Shefford
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded byRéjean Genest
Personal details
Born (1966-10-03) October 3, 1966 (age 53)
Granby, Quebec
Political partyLiberal
Alma materUniversité du Québec à Montréal

Pierre Breton MP (born October 3, 1966) is a Canadian Liberal politician who was elected as a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons of Canada to represent the federal electoral district of Shefford during the 2015 Canadian federal election.[1]

Breton was born in Granby, Quebec, and attended the Université du Québec à Montréal, earning a degree in business administration. He worked for a number of companies, including Bombardier and Viasystems Canada. From 2003 until his election to Parliament, he was a business partner in the human resources department for the Société des alcools du Québec.[2]

He began his involvement in politics by volunteering on the campaigns of Jean Lapierre, the Liberal MP for Shefford from 1979 to 1993. In 2005 he was elected as an independent to the city council of Granby, and held that position until his election to the House of Commons.[3]

Electoral record[edit]

2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Pierre Breton 22,957 38.96 +29.96
New Democratic Claire Mailhot 13,945 23.67 -27.42
Bloc Québécois Jocelyn Beaudoin 13,092 22.22 -1.15
Conservative Sylvie Fontaine 7,529 12.77 -1.88
Green Simon McMillan 1,397 2.37 +0.48
Total valid votes/Expense limit 58,920 100.0     $228,103.99
Total rejected ballots 1,299
Turnout 60,219
Eligible voters 88,355
Source: Elections Canada[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Election results: Liberals break through in Eastern Townships". Pat Hickey. Montreal Gazette. 20 October 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  2. ^ Pierre Breton Biography, Liberal.ca.
  3. ^ Pierre Breton Biography, Liberal.ca.
  4. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Shefford, 30 September 2015
  5. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates

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