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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.[1] He represents the electoral district of Drummond as a member of the New Democratic Party.

François Choquette

Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Drummond
Assumed office
May 2, 2011
Preceded byRoger Pomerleau
Personal details
Born (1974-01-03) January 3, 1974 (age 45)
Granby, Quebec, Canada
Political partyNew Democratic Party
ProfessionTeacher, politician

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.[citation needed]

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.[2] Choquette sponsored a private member's bill (Bill C-203) that would require Supreme Court judges be fluently bilingual in English and French.[3] However, it was defeated with both Liberals and Conservatives voting against the bill.

Electoral recordEdit

2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic François Choquette 15,833 30.5 -21.1
Liberal Pierre Côté 13,793 26.5 +18.1
Bloc Québécois Diane Bourgeois 11,862 22.8 +0.8
Conservative Pascale Déry 9,221 17.7 +1.8
Green Émile Coderre 1,270 2.4 +0.3
Total valid votes/Expense limit 51,979 100.0     $216,664.68
Total rejected ballots 1,098 2.10 +0.28
Turnout 53,077 65.28 +2.69
Eligible voters 81,303
New Democratic hold Swing -19.6
Source: Elections Canada[4][5]
2011 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
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
Liberal Pierre Côté 3,979 8.4 -8.4
Green Robin Fortin 987 2.1 -0.4
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
Turnout 48,298 62.59
Eligible voters 77,162
2006 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Pauline Picard 22,575 49.7 -6.6 $38,371
Conservative Jean-Marie Pineault 10,134 22.3 +5.4 $51,057
Liberal Éric Cardinal 7,437 16.4 -6.4 $75,543
New Democratic François Choquette 2,870 6.3 +4.5 $1,903
Green Jean-Benjamin Milot 2,418 5.3 +3.1 $865
Total valid votes/Expense limit 45,434 100.0 $76,054

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Election 2011: Drummond. The Globe and Mail, May 2, 2011.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Selley, Chris (November 10, 2017). "Indigenous MP opposes fellow New Democrats on official bilingualism for Supreme Court". National Post. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
  4. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Drummond, 30 September 2015
  5. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived August 15, 2015, at the Wayback Machine

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