Jean-Claude Poissant

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Jean-Claude Poissant
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
In office
December 2, 2015 – October 21, 2019
MinisterLawrence MacAulay
Preceded byGerald Keddy
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for La Prairie
In office
October 19, 2015 – October 21, 2019
Preceded bydistrict re-established
Succeeded byAlain Therrien
Personal details
Born1960 (age 59–60)
Political partyLiberal

Jean-Claude Poissant (born 1960) is a Canadian politician who served as the Member of Parliament for the riding of La Prairie in the House of Commons of Canada from 2015[1] until his defeat in the 2019 election. He is a member of the Liberal Party of Canada. During his tenure, he served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.[2] Poissant is a fourth-generation dairy and grain farmer and, prior to his election to the House of Commons, served as a municipal councillor.[3]

Electoral record[edit]

2015 Canadian federal election: La Prairie
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Jean-Claude Poissant 20,993 36.46 +23.24
Bloc Québécois Christian Picard 15,107 26.24 +0.51
New Democratic Pierre Chicoine 13,174 22.88 -27.08
Conservative Yves Perras 6,859 11.91 +2.46
Green Joanne Tomas 1,235 2.15 +0.69
Marxist–Leninist Normand Chouinard 204 0.35
Total valid votes/Expense limit 57,572 100.00   $218,081.80
Total rejected ballots 996 1.70
Turnout 58,568 71.15
Eligible voters 82,318
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +25.16
Source: Elections Canada[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.lereflet.qc.ca/actualites/elections-2015/2015/10/20/elections-federales-2015---jean-claude-poissant-demeure-conseill.html
  2. ^ "Bill Blair, Adam Vaughan among new parliamentary secretaries". www.cbc.ca. Retrieved 2015-12-03.
  3. ^ Meet Jean-Claude Poissant, Liberal.ca.
  4. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for La Prairie, 30 September 2015
  5. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2015-08-15 at the Wayback Machine

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