Xavier Barsalou-Duval

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Xavier Barsalou-Duval

Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Pierre-Boucher—Les Patriotes—Verchères
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded bySana Hassainia
Personal details
Born (1988-11-10) November 10, 1988 (age 30)
Boucherville, Quebec
Political partyBloc Québécois,
Parti Québécois
Spouse(s)Marilène Gill[1]
Children1
ResidenceBoucherville, Quebec
Alma materUniversité du Québec à Trois-Rivières
ProfessionAuditor, teacher

Xavier Barsalou-Duval MP (born November 10, 1988) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to represent the riding of Pierre-Boucher—Les Patriotes—Verchères in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election.[2]

He was president of the Forum jeunesse du Bloc Québécois from 2011 to 2015 and campaigned for Mario Beaulieu in the 2014 leadership race.[3][4]

He was elected with the lowest percentage of the vote of any Member of Parliament in 2015, gaining only 28.6% of the vote due to vote splitting and a close race in his riding.

Barsalou-Duval was one of three Bloc MPs who supported Martine Ouellet's leadership during a caucus revolt and remained with the Bloc caucus when seven MPs resigned on February 28, 2018 to sit as Independents.[5]

He is married to fellow Bloc MP Marilène Gill.[6]

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015: Pierre-Boucher—Les Patriotes—Verchères
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Xavier Barsalou-Duval 17,007 28.64 -7.78
Liberal Lucie Gagnon 16,794 28.28 +18.4
New Democratic Raphaël Fortin 14,454 24.34 -19.01
Conservative Clovis Maheux 6,079 10.24 +1.84
Green JiCi Lauzon [fr] 5,056 8.51 +6.4
Total valid votes/Expense limit 59.390 100.00
Total rejected ballots 800 1.33 -0.19
Turnout 60,190 76.4 +4.84
Eligible voters 78,738

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.journaldequebec.com/2017/09/09/un-petit-nouveau-au-bloc
  2. ^ http://www.infodeste-julie.qc.ca/actualites/elections-2015/2015/10/20/le-bloc-l-emporte-dans-pierre-boucher-les-patriotes-vercheres.html
  3. ^ http://www.blocquebecois.org/depute-xavier-barsalou-duval/
  4. ^ http://www.oeilregional.com/actualites/politique/2015/8/26/act-portrait-vercheres-bq.html
  5. ^ Allard, Clement (February 28, 2018). "Seven of 10 Bloc Quebecois MPs quit over Martine Ouellet's leadership". The Globe and Mail. The Canadian Press. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  6. ^ http://www.journaldequebec.com/2017/09/09/un-petit-nouveau-au-bloc

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