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Matthew Dubé MP (born May 3, 1988) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in the 2011 federal election to represent the electoral district of Chambly—Borduas in Quebec as a member of the New Democratic Party.[1]

Matthew Dubé

Matthew Dubé, député, mars 2018.jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Beloeil—Chambly
Chambly—Borduas (2011-2015)
Assumed office
May 2, 2011
Preceded byYves Lessard
Personal details
Born (1988-05-03) May 3, 1988 (age 31)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Political partyNew Democratic Party
Spouse(s)Chantale Neapole
ProfessionCoach, student

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BiographyEdit

Born in Montreal, Dubé was elected co-president of NDP McGill in September 2010 and was also elected president of the Quebec Young New Democrats in November 2010. At the time of his election to the House of Commons, he was a McGill University student completing his Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in political science with a minor in history.[2]

Dubé defeated incumbent MP Yves Lessard of the Bloc Québécois by 15.1% or more than 10,000 votes. Specifically, Dubé received 42.7% of the vote, Lessard received 27.6%, independent candidate Jean-François Mercier received 11.4%, Liberal Party candidate Bernard DeLorme received 8.9%, Conservative Party candidate Nathalie Ferland Drolet received 7.9%, and Green Party candidate Nicholas Lescarbeau received 1.5%.[1]

He was one of five current McGill University students, alongside fellow undergraduates Mylène Freeman, Laurin Liu, and Charmaine Borg, and graduate student Jamie Nicholls, elected to Parliament in the 2011 election following the New Democratic Party's unexpected mid-campaign surge in Quebec.[3]

Borg and Dubé were co-presidents of NDP McGill (the NDP student group at McGill University) at the time that they both won election to Parliament, and both had spent the campaign working to re-elect Thomas Mulcair in the nearby riding of Outremont.[4][5][6]

At the time of his election, Dubé had coached junior-league soccer and hockey for several years.[2]

Dubé was the only one of the so-called " McGill 5" re-elected in the 2015 election.[7] Dubé was appointed the NDP critic for Infrastructure and Communities and Deputy House Leader in the 42nd Canadian Parliament.[8] Subsequently, Dubé went on to become the party’s Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness critic as well as the NDP caucus chair.[9]

He married Chantale Neapole on June 30, 2018.[10]

Electoral recordEdit

2015 Canadian federal election: Beloeil—Chambly
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Matthew Dubé 20,641 31.07 -11.53
Liberal Karine Desjardins 19,494 29.34 +20.32
Bloc Québécois Yves Lessard 18,387 27.68 +0.27
Conservative Claude Chalhoub 6,173 9.29 +1.35
Green Fodé Kerfalla Yansané 1,498 2.25 +0.70
Libertarian Michael Maher 245 0.37
Total valid votes/Expense limit 100.00   $231,893.10
Total rejected ballots 950 1.41
Turnout 67,388 74.00
Eligible voters 91,068
New Democratic hold Swing -15.93
Source: Elections Canada[11][12]
2011 Canadian federal election: Chambly—Borduas
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Matthew Dubé 29,591 42.74 +28.56
Bloc Québécois Yves Lessard 19,147 27.65 -22.43
Independent Jean-François Mercier 7,843 11.33
Liberal Bernard DeLorme 6,165 8.90 -7.88
Conservative Nathalie Ferland Drolet 5,425 7.83 -7.24
Green Nicholas Lescarbeau 1,072 1.55 -2.33
Total valid votes/Expense limit 69,243 100.00
Rejected ballots 621 0.89 -0.36
Turnout 69,864 70.62 +2.21
New Democratic gain from Bloc Québécois Swing +25.5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Election 2011: Chambly—Borduas. The Globe and Mail, May 2, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Matthew Dubé". New Democratic Party. Retrieved May 7, 2011. (password required)
  3. ^ "McGill 5 head off to House of Commons" Archived 2011-08-31 at the Wayback Machine. The Gazette, May 4, 2011.
  4. ^ Nathaniel Finestone (April 5, 2011). "Political clubs gear up for election". McGill Tribune.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Bill Curry (May 3, 2011). "Students, ex-Communist, a Cree leader and more join NDP's swollen Quebec ranks". The Globe and Mail.
  6. ^ Tamsin McMahon (May 4, 2011). "The REALLY New Democrats". National Post.
  7. ^ Mas, Susana (21 October 2015). "Matthew Dubé only member of NDP's 'McGill 4' re-elected in 2015". CBC News. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  8. ^ Kirkup, Kristy (12 November 2015). "Tom Mulcair taps Nathan Cullen, Charlie Angus, Guy Caron for top critic roles". CBC News. The Canadian Press. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Matthew Dubé elected new NDP Caucus Chair". Canada's NDP. Retrieved 2018-02-28.
  10. ^ Moss, Neil (2018-08-08). "Dubé celebrates a wedding day - The Hill Times". The Hill Times. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
  11. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Beloeil—Chambly, 30 September 2015
  12. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine

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