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Raphaël Fortin (born 1980)[1] is leader of the New Democratic Party of Quebec. He was elected at the NDPQ leadership election held on 21 January 2018 defeating former MP Raymond Côté with 62 per cent of the vote to 38 per cent of the vote for his opponent.[1]

Fortin had previously been a candidate for the New Democratic Party in two federal elections running in Verchères—Les Patriotes in 2008 and Pierre-Boucher—Les Patriotes—Verchères in 2015, losing on both occasions.

He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Université du Québec à Montréal and has worked in the hospitality industry.[1]

At the 2019 NPDQ Convention, Raphaël Fortin received 54 per cent in a confidence vote.

Electoral recordEdit

2015 Canadian federal election: Pierre-Boucher—Les Patriotes—Verchères
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Xavier Barsalou-Duval 17,007 28.64 -5.56
Liberal Lucie Gagnon 16,794 28.28 +18.4
New Democratic Raphaël Fortin 14,454 24.34 -20.5
Conservative Clovis Maheux 6,079 10.24 +1.84
Green JiCi Lauzon [fr] 5,056 8.51 +6.4
Total valid votes/Expense limit 100.0     $212,667.64
Total rejected ballots
Turnout
Eligible voters 78,251
Source: Elections Canada[2][3]
2008 Canadian federal election: Verchères—Les Patriotes
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Luc Malo 27,602 50.84 -6.59 $39,478
Liberal François Fournier 8,871 16.34 +7.61 $6,204
New Democratic Raphaël Fortin 8,388 15.45 +7.30 $7,738
Conservative Benoît Dussault 7,742 14.26 -7.53 $32,535
Green Annie Morel 1,679 3.09 -0.79
Total valid votes/Expense limit 54,282 100.00 $82,267
Total rejected ballots 766 1.39 0.00
Turnout 55,048 71.87 -0.26

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Provincial NDP elects Raphaël Fortin to lead party into fall election". CBC News. 21 January 2018. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  2. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Pierre-Boucher—Les Patriotes—Verchères, 30 September 2015
  3. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates