François Choquette MP (born January 3, 1974) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in the 2011 election. He represents the electoral district of Drummond as a member of the New Democratic Party.
|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
|Assumed office |
May 2, 2011
|Preceded by||Roger Pomerleau|
|Born||January 3, 1974|
Granby, Quebec, Canada
|Political party||New Democratic Party|
Prior to being elected, Choquette was a teacher. Choquette has a bachelor's degree in secondary education in French and history and a master's degree in literature.
Choquette also ran unsuccessfully in the 2006 federal election in Drummond.
After the 2015 election, Choquette was appointed the NDP critic for Official Languages in the 42nd Canadian Parliament. Choquette sponsored a private member's bill (Bill C-203) that would require Supreme Court judges be fluently bilingual in English and French. However, it was defeated with both Liberals and Conservatives voting against the bill.
|2015 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||François Choquette||15,833||30.5||-21.1||–|
|Bloc Québécois||Diane Bourgeois||11,862||22.8||+0.8||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||51,979||100.0||$216,664.68|
|Total rejected ballots||1,098||2.10||+0.28|
|New Democratic hold||Swing||-19.6|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|2011 Canadian federal election|
|New Democratic||François Choquette||24,489||51.6||+34.8|
|Bloc Québécois||Roger Pomerleau||10,410||22.0||-16.8|
|Conservative||Normand W. Bernier||7,555||15.9||-9.4|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||47,420||100.0|
|New Democratic gain from Bloc Québécois||Swing||+25.8|
|Total rejected ballots||878||1.82||-0.38|
|2006 Canadian federal election|
|Bloc Québécois||Pauline Picard||22,575||49.7||-6.6||$38,371|
|New Democratic||François Choquette||2,870||6.3||+4.5||$1,903|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||45,434||100.0||$76,054|
- Election 2011: Drummond. The Globe and Mail, May 2, 2011.
- Kirkup, Kristy (November 12, 2015). "Tom Mulcair taps Nathan Cullen, Charlie Angus, Guy Caron for top critic roles". CBC News. The Canadian Press. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
- Selley, Chris (November 10, 2017). "Indigenous MP opposes fellow New Democrats on official bilingualism for Supreme Court". National Post. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
- Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Drummond, 30 September 2015
- Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived August 15, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
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