Élaine Michaud


1985 –

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Who is Élaine Michaud?

Élaine Michaud is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in the 2011 election. She represents the electoral district of Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier as a member of the New Democratic Party.

At the time of her election, she was a communications officer at the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec and a masters student at the École nationale d’administration publique.

Michaud won with 42.7% of the vote, defeating incumbent independent MP André Arthur by a margin of 7,793 votes. After the election, Arthur insulted her, saying he did not know what he could have said to people in his riding to avoid being beaten by a "fat girl with unclean teeth." Michaud responded saying that the comments reflected Arthur's "well-known pettiness" and stating she intended to "do politics differently."

Among Michaud's issues in the 41st Parliament were the issue of contaminated water in Shannon, Quebec, near the Valcartier military base in her riding and public opposition to the construction of Neuville Airport.

During the 41st Parliament, Michaud served as a member of the House Committees on Environment and Sustainable Development and Official Languages, and an associate member of the Committees on Finance, National Defence, and Veterans Affairs.

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Oct 17, 1985
  • Canada

on July 23, 2013


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