Joël Arseneau is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the National Assembly of Quebec in the 2018 provincial election. He represents the electoral district of Îles-de-la-Madeleine as a member of the Parti Québécois.
|Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Îles-de-la-Madeleine|
|Assumed office |
October 1, 2018
|Preceded by||Germain Chevarie|
|Political party||Parti Québecois|
Arseneau previously served as mayor of Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine from 2005 to 2013. He was removed from office on fraud charges resulting from delayed expense claim payments. Although he was acquitted of the charges on the grounds that the issue was a personal accounting error rather than a deliberate attempt to defraud the municipality, he was barred in 2015 from running for municipal office for five years, leading to some controversy when his selection as a Parti Québécois candidate for the provincial legislature was announced.
|2018 Quebec general election|
|Parti Québécois||Joël Arseneau||2,956||38.69||-1.48|
|Québec solidaire||Robert Boudreau-Welsh||1,036||13.56||+7.52|
|Coalition Avenir Québec||Yves Renaud||714||9.34||+6.17|
|Total valid votes||7,641||98.05||–|
|Total rejected ballots||152||1.95||–|
|Electors on the lists||10,729||–||–|
- "Quebec 2018 election: Final results and winners by riding". CTV Montreal, October 2, 2018.
- "Magdalen mayor says land erosion threatens island links". Edmonton Journal, December 2, 2007.
- "Le maire des Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Joël Arseneau, comparaît en cour lundi: Le maire des Îles-de-la-Madeleine en cour". Canadian Press, March 5, 2012.
- "Joël Arseneau devra patienter". Ici Radio-Canada, January 27, 2015.
- "Quebec election: Man barred from municipal posts fit to be MNA, PQ says". Montreal Gazette, September 19, 2018.
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