Rosaire L'Italien

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Rosaire L'Italien
Leader of the New Brunswick New Democratic Party
Interim
In office
January 9, 2017 – August 10, 2017
Preceded byDominic Cardy
Succeeded byJennifer McKenzie
Personal details
Political partyNew Brunswick New Democratic Party,
New Democratic Party
OccupationJournalist

Rosaire L'Italien was the interim leader of the New Brunswick New Democratic Party in 2017. Previously, he had been a journalist for Radio-Canada-owned station CBAFT-DT in Moncton for 42 years, covering New Brunswick and Atlantic Canada before retiring in 2015.[1] In the 2015 federal election, he was the New Democratic Party's candidate in Madawaska—Restigouche where he placed second, ahead of incumbent Conservative MP Bernard Valcourt.[2] On January 9, 2017, he was appointed interim leader of the provincial party by the party's executive following the resignation of Dominic Cardy.[3] He remained leader until August 10, 2017, when Jennifer McKenzie was chosen as the new NDP leader.

Electoral record[edit]

2015 Canadian federal election: Madawaska—Restigouche
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal René Arseneault 20,778 55.70 +20.91 $66,315.47
New Democratic Rosaire L'Italien 9,670 25.92 +6.58 $92,730.82
Conservative Bernard Valcourt 6,151 16.49 -23.99 $101,364.85
Green Françoise Aubin 707 1.90 +0.10
Total valid votes/expense limit 37,306 99.08   $199,271.58
Total rejected ballots 348 0.92
Turnout 37,654 74.02
Eligible voters 50,871
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +22.45
Source: Elections Canada[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "L'ex-journaliste Rosaire L'Italien officiellement au NPD". Fr.canoe.ca. 2015-07-19. Retrieved 2017-01-18.
  2. ^ "Madawaska-Restigouche elects Liberal René Arseneault". CBC News. 2015-10-19. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
  3. ^ "NDP names Rosaire L'Italien interim leader - New Brunswick - CBC News". Cbc.ca. 2017-01-09. Retrieved 2017-01-18.
  4. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Madawaska—Restigouche, 30 September 2015
  5. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine