Rosaire L'Italien

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Rosaire L'Italien
Leader of the New Brunswick New Democratic Party
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

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 for 42 years, covering Acadia 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, 2018, 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 55.7 +20.91
New Democratic Rosaire L'Italien 9,670 25.92 +6.58
Conservative Bernard Valcourt 6,151 16.49 -23.99
Green Françoise Aubin 707 1.9 +0.1
Total valid votes/Expense limit 37,306 100.0     $198,575.82
Total rejected ballots 348
Turnout 37,654 74.64
Eligible voters 50,442
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +22.45
Source: Elections Canada[4][5]


  1. ^ "L'ex-journaliste Rosaire L'Italien officiellement au NPD". 2015-07-19. Retrieved 2017-01-18. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Madawaska-Restigouche elects Liberal René Arseneault". CBC News. 2015-10-19. Retrieved 2017-04-23. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "NDP names Rosaire L'Italien interim leader - New Brunswick - CBC News". 2017-01-09. Retrieved 2017-01-18. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Madawaska—Restigouche, 30 September 2015
  5. ^ "Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates". Archived from the original on 2015-08-15. Retrieved 2018-11-10.