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Diane Lebouthillier

Diane Lebouthillier
Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard
Assumed office
July 26, 2023
Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau
Preceded byJoyce Murray
Minister of National Revenue
In office
November 4, 2015 – July 26, 2023
Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau
Preceded byKerry-Lynne Findlay
Succeeded byMarie-Claude Bibeau
Member of Parliament
for Gaspésie—Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded byPhilip Toone
Personal details
Born (1959-02-05) February 5, 1959 (age 65)
Newport, Quebec, Canada
Political partyLiberal
ResidenceSainte-Thérèse-de-Gaspé, Quebec[1]
Alma materUniversité de Moncton
ProfessionSocial worker

Diane Lebouthillier PC MP (/diˈæn ləˌbtɪˈlɪər/; born February 5, 1959) is a Canadian politician who has been the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard since July 2023. A member of the Liberal Party, Lebouthillier was elected to the House of Commons in the 2015 federal election and represents Gaspésie—Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine.

Background

Lebouthillier's parents were born in the Gaspé, and they returned when she was four.[2] Prior to her career in politics, she was a local social worker, managing clients out of the CLSC (provincial community clinic) in Chandler. She worked with long-time Member of the National Assembly (MNA) Georges Mamelonet on social service issues in the region. She is a mother of three sons and has two grandsons.[3]

Political career

Lebouthillier was elected in 2010 as the Prefect of Le Rocher-Percé Regional County Municipality.[3]

Federal politics

Lebouthillier was elected in the riding of Gaspésie—Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine during the 2015 federal election.[4]

Minister of National Revenue

Lebouthillier was appointed Minister of National Revenue in the federal Cabinet, headed by Justin Trudeau, on November 4, 2015.[5]

Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard

Lebouthillier was appointed Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard in the federal Cabinet, headed by Justin Trudeau, on July 26, 2023.[6]

Electoral record

2021 Canadian federal election: Gaspésie—Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Diane Lebouthillier 17,099 46.4 +3.9 $82,566.31
Bloc Québécois Guy Bernatchez 14,481 39.3 -1.5 $12,869.61
Conservative Jean-Pierre Pigeon 3,010 8.2 +0.3 $9,458.03
New Democratic Lisa Phung 1,358 3.7 -0.8 $744.35
People's Christian Rioux 621 1.7 +1.2 $995.81
Free Monique Leduc 289 0.8 N/A $1,116.77
Total valid votes/expense limit 36,858 97.9 $112,788.79
Total rejected ballots 778 2.1
Turnout 37,636 57.5
Registered voters 65,501
Liberal hold Swing +2.7
Source: Elections Canada[7]
2019 Canadian federal election: Gaspésie—Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Diane Lebouthillier 16,296 42.5 +3.8 $53,469.21
Bloc Québécois Guy Bernatchez 15,659 40.8 +19.9 none listed
Conservative Jean-Pierre Pigeon 3,022 7.9 +1.8 $9,786.76
New Democratic Lynn Beaulieu 1,722 4.5 -28.0 none listed
Green Dennis Drainville 1,130 2.9 +1.9 none listed
Rhinoceros Jay Cowboy 353 0.9 +0.1 $0.00
People's Eric Hébert 198 0.5 $2,821.16
Total valid votes/expense limit 38,380 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 783
Turnout 39,163 60.5
Eligible voters 64,748
Liberal hold Swing -8.05
Source: Elections Canada[8][9] and CBC[10]
2015 Canadian federal election: Gaspésie—Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Diane Lebouthillier 15,345 38.73 +21.69 $34,217.07
New Democratic Philip Toone 12,885 32.52 +3.69 $45,644.59
Bloc Québécois Nicholas Roussy 8,289 20.92 -12.15 $51,177.09
Conservative Jean-Pierre Pigeon 2,398 6.05 -13.02 $9,215.28
Green Jim Morrison 400 1.01 -0.98
Rhinoceros Max Boudreau 300 0.76
Total valid votes/expense limit 39,617 100.0     $215,809.52
Total rejected ballots 395
Turnout 40,012 60.97
Eligible voters 65,623
Source: Elections Canada[11][12]

References

  1. ^ "Official Voting Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved January 23, 2021.
  2. ^ "Diane Lebouthillier accède au conseil des ministres de Justin Trudeau Ministre du Revenu National". Radio Gaspesie. 2015-11-04. Retrieved 2023-11-08.
  3. ^ a b Meet Diane Lebouthillier, Liberal.ca
  4. ^ "Liberals win in Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine". CBC News. 19 October 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Full list of Justin Trudeau's cabinet". CBC News.
  6. ^ "Prime Minister announces changes to the Ministry". 26 July 2023.
  7. ^ "Confirmed candidates — Gaspésie—Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine". Elections Canada. Retrieved 20 September 2021.
  8. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  9. ^ "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  10. ^ "Federal election 2019 live results". CBC Canada Votes. Retrieved October 25, 2019.
  11. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Gaspésie—Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, 30 September 2015
  12. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived August 15, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
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