Jean-François Fortin (politician)
|Taking office |
May 30, 2011
|Born||September 12, 1973 (age 37)|
|Political party||Bloc Québécois|
Jean-François Fortin (born September 12, 1973) is a Canadian politician. He is a Bloc Québécois MP in the House of Commons. He was elected to represent the riding of Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia in the 2011 federal election.
Prior to being elected to parliament, Fortin was a professor of political science at Cégep de Rimouski from 2001 until 2011. He was also elected as a city councillor in Sainte-Flavie in 2003 and served a term as mayor from 2006 until 2009.
Fortin was one of only four BQ MPs elected in the Canadian election which saw the party's caucus reduced from 47 to 4 and was the only non-incumbent Bloc candidate to win election. He won the vacant seat holding it for the Bloc Québécois and succeeded former Member of Parliament Jean-Yves Roy who resigned from Parliament in late 2010 due to ill health.
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