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Sadia Groguhé (born November 9, 1962) is a French-Canadian politician. In the 2011 federal election, she was elected to the House of Commons of Canada as the Member of Parliament for the electoral district of Saint-Lambert under the banner of the New Democratic Party. She was defeated for reelection in the new electoral district of Longueuil—Charles-LeMoyne in the 2015 election.
|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
May 30, 2011 – August 4, 2015
|Preceded by||Josée Beaudin|
|Born||November 9, 1962|
|Political party||New Democratic Party|
Early life and careerEdit
She has a Master's degree, practiced as a psychologist, and did community work. In France, she worked in the area of social and occupational integration for youth and adults in distress. Trained in transactional analysis as a therapeutic tool, she held sessions as a trainer. Groguhé was chair of the Istres equality association.
She ran as an independent candidate in 1994’s cantonal election. Noticed by Jacques Siffre, Istres’ socialist mayor, she ran municipally in 1995.
Groguhé was elected and was a municipal councillor from 1995 to 2000. She was responsible for integration, and left her position after the birth of her children.
Groguhé and her husband, who is originally from the Ivory Coast, decided to leave France so their children would not be discriminated against because of their background. They submitted their visa requests in 2003 and immigrated to Canada in 2005.
Naturalized in 2010, Groguhé joined the New Democratic Party. She was a candidate for the party in the 2011 federal election in the Montreal riding of Saint-Lambert and defeated the incumbent Bloc MP, Josée Beaudin, by receiving 42.65% of the vote.
From April 19, 2012 to August 12, 2013, Groguhé was the Deputy House Leader of the NDP and the Official Opposition. She then became the NDP's Deputy Whip, which meant she was also the Official Opposition Deputy Whip, and gave up the assistant critic portfolios she had held since 2011.
In June 2014, the Board of Internal Economy found that a group of NDP MPs, including Groguhé, had improperly used Parliamentary resources for partisan activities by sending out nearly two million mass mailings, costing 1.17 million dollars to different ridings, including some that were holding by-elections at the time.
Groguhé is the mother of four children, and is married.
|2015 Canadian federal election: Longueuil—Charles-LeMoyne|
|Bloc Québécois||Philippe Cloutier||13,974||27.03||-1.27||$54,305.34|
|New Democratic||Sadia Groguhé||12,468||24.11||-21.32||–|
|Rhinoceros||Matthew Iakov Liberman||325||0.63||–||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||51,707||100.00||$220,839.26|
|Total rejected ballots||925||1.76||–|
|Liberal gain from New Democratic||Swing||+21.70|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|2011 Canadian federal election: Saint-Lambert|
|New Democratic||Sadia Groguhé||18,705||42.64||+28.19|
|Bloc Québécois||Josée Beaudin||11,353||25.88||-11.74|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||43,861||100.0|
|Total rejected ballots||584||1.31||+0.14|
- "GROGUHÉ, Sadia, M.A." Library of Parliament. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
- Gagnon, Lysiane (May 9, 2011). "Here's the skinny on the new Dippers". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
- Mas, Susana (June 11, 2014). "NDP's ineligible mass mailings leave MPs on hook for $1.17M". CBC News. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
- ICI.Radio-Canada.ca, Zone Politique -. "L'ex-députée fédérale Sadia Groguhé candidate à la mairie de Longueuil". Radio-Canada.ca (in French). Retrieved 2018-02-08.
- "Montreal elections 2017: Longueuil results". Global News. Retrieved 2018-02-08.
- Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Longueuil—Charles-LeMoyne, 30 September 2015
- Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates