Jean-François Fortin (politician)

Jean-François Fortin (politician)

Jean-François Fortin

Taking office
May 30, 2011
Succeeding Jean-Yves Roy
Constituency Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia

Born September 12, 1973 (age 37)
Political party Bloc Québécois
Profession Professor

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.

Early life

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.

Political career

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.


External links

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