Serge Rousselle

Serge Rousselle is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick in the 2014 provincial election.[1] He represented the electoral district of Tracadie-Sheila as a member of the Liberal Party until 2018, when he did not run for reelection and was succeeded by his former constituency assistant Keith Chiasson.

Serge Rousselle

Minister of Government Services
In office
September 5, 2017 – May 11, 2018
PremierBrian Gallant
Preceded byEd Doherty
Succeeded byBenoit Bourque
Minister of Environment and Local Government
In office
June 6, 2016 – May 11, 2018
PremierBrian Gallant
Preceded byBrian Kenny
Succeeded byAndrew Harvey
Attorney General of New Brunswick
In office
October 7, 2014 – May 11, 2018
PremierBrian Gallant
Preceded byTed Flemming
Succeeded byBrian Gallant
Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development
In office
October 7, 2014 – June 6, 2016
PremierBrian Gallant
Preceded byMarie-Claude Blais
Succeeded byBrian Kenny
Member of the
New Brunswick Legislative Assembly
for Tracadie-Sheila
In office
September 22, 2014 – 2018
Preceded byClaude Landry
Succeeded byKeith Chiasson
Personal details
Political partyLiberal

On October 7, 2014, Rousselle was appointed to the Executive Council of New Brunswick as Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, and Attorney General.[2]

He holds undergraduate degrees in political science and law from the University of Ottawa as well as a Master of Law from the University of Cambridge and a Doctor of Law from McGill University. After being abroad for his studies, he returned to Tracadie, New Brunswick, and was a professor at the Université de Moncton law faculty from 1992 to 2014. He served as dean from 2000 to 2004.[3]

Rousselle has also held various positions in organizations at the provincial, federal, and international level. Among other positions, he was head of the Bureau des Amériques of the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie, was President of the Council of Canadian Law Deans as well as President of the Association des juristes d’expression française du Nouveau-Brunswick.[4]

Rousselle is the co-author of the book entitled "Éducation et droits collectifs : au-delà de l'article 23 de la Charte" (2003, Editions de la francophonie), which was awarded the 2003 France-Acadie award.[5]

Election resultsEdit

2014 New Brunswick general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Serge Rousselle 5,916 64.61 +45.65
Progressive Conservative Claude Landry 2,195 23.97 -24.86
New Democratic François Rousselle 861 9.40 -22.81
Green Nancy Benoit 121 1.32
Independent Donald Thomas 64 0.70
Total valid votes 9,157 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 30 0.33
Turnout 9,187 76.92
Eligible voters 11,943
Liberal notional gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +35.26
[6]
2006 New Brunswick general election: Tracadie-Sheila
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Claude Landry 4,043 53.38 -2.94
Liberal Serge Rousselle 3,281 43.32 +7.76
Independent Stéphane Richardson 250 3.30
Total valid votes 7,574
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 135 1.75 -0.39
Turnout 7,709 84.87 -0.24
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -5.35
Independent candidate Stéphane Richardson earned 4.82% fewer votes than when he ran for the New Democratic Party in 2003. Changes are not based on redistributed results.[7]
2004 Canadian federal election: Acadie—Bathurst
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Yvon Godin 23,857 53.93 +7.26 $61,745.98
Liberal Serge Rousselle 14,452 32.67 -7.75 $60,252.15
Conservative Joel Bernard 4,841 10.94 -1.97 $51,943.73
Green Mario Lanteigne 1,085 2.45 $7,040.66
Total valid votes/Expense limit 44,235 100.0     $71,582
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 527 1.18 -0.04
Turnout 44,762 70.38 -4.99
Eligible voters 63,603
New Democratic notional hold Swing +7.50
Changes from 2000 are based on redistributed results. Conservative Party change is based on the combination of Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party totals.
1999 New Brunswick general election: Tracadie-Sheila
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Elvy Robichaud 5,453 62.94 +11.48
Liberal Serge Rousselle 2,926 33.77 -12.67
New Democratic Claudette Duguay 285 3.29 +1.19
Total valid votes 8,664
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +12.08

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New Brunswick Votes 2014: Tracadie-Sheila". CBC News, September 23, 2014.
  2. ^ "Brian Gallant unveils his 13-person Liberal cabinet". CBC News. October 7, 2014. Retrieved 2015-05-06.
  3. ^ http://nbliberal.ca/support/Serge-Rousselle/
  4. ^ http://nbliberal.ca/support/Serge-Rousselle/
  5. ^ http://amitiesfranceacadie.org/nos-actions/prix-france-acadie.aspx
  6. ^ Elections New Brunswick (2014). "Declared Results, 2014 New Brunswick election". Archived from the original on 14 October 2014. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  7. ^ New Brunswick Votes 2006. CBC News. Retrieved May 22, 2009.