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Georgina Jolibois MP (born 1968) is a Canadian politician who was elected to represent the riding of Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 Canadian federal election.[1]

Georgina Jolibois
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded byRob Clarke
Personal details
Born1968 (age 50–51)
La Loche, Saskatchewan
Political partyNew Democratic Party

Prior to her election Jolibois served for twelve years as mayor of La Loche.[2] She also served nine years on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police "F" Division’s Aboriginal Advisory Committee, working with law enforcement and other community partners to build safer communities in the North.

Jolibois sponsored the private member bill C-369 which sought to make National Indigenous Peoples Day a legal holiday.[3]

Electoral recordEdit

2015 Canadian federal election: Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Georgina Jolibois 10,319 34.15% -11.23
Liberal Lawrence Joseph 10,237 33.88% +28.61
Conservative Rob Clarke 9,105 30.14% -16.74
Green Warren Koch 552 1.83% -0.64
Total valid votes/Expense limit 30,213 100.0     $227,329.67
Total rejected ballots 91
Turnout 30,303 68.37%
Eligible voters 44,320
These results were subject to a judicial recount and modified from the validated results in accordance with the Judge's rulings. The margin of Georgina Jolibois over Lawrence Joseph increased from 71 votes to 82 votes as a result of the recount.[4]
New Democratic gain from Conservative Swing -5.51
Source: Elections Canada[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NDP’s Georgina Jolibois wins in Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River". Global News, October 20, 2015.
  2. ^ "'It could have happened anywhere': Local MP says La Loche will heal". Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, January 28, 2016.
  3. ^ "Bill proposing National Indigenous Peoples Day be a stat holiday is moving forward". CBC News. October 30, 2017. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  4. ^ "NDP candidate wins Saskatchewan riding after recount: Elections Canada". CTV News. 3 November 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  5. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River, 30 September 2015
  6. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived August 15, 2015, at the Wayback Machine

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