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Élaine Michaud

Élaine Michaud
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier
Assumed office
May 30, 2011
Preceded by André Arthur
Personal details
Born (1985-10-17) October 17, 1985
Longueuil, Quebec
Political party New Democratic Party
Profession Information agent

Élaine Michaud (born October 17, 1985) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in the 2011 election.[1] 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.[2]

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."[3] Michaud responded saying that the comments reflected Arthur's "well-known pettiness" and stating she intended to "do politics differently."[4]

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[5] and public opposition to the construction of Neuville Airport.[6]

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.[7]

In the 2012 NDP leadership race following the death of Jack Layton, Michaud supported Peggy Nash.[8]


  1. ^ Election 2011: Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier. The Globe and Mail, May 2, 2011.
  2. ^ Tamsin McMahon (May 4, 2011). "The REALLY New Democrats". National Post. Retrieved May 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ Matthieu Boivin (July 7, 2011). "André Arthur ridiculise son successeur, Élaine Michaud".  
  4. ^ Matthieu Boivin. "André Arthur ridiculise son successeur, Élaine Michaud".  
  5. ^ Denise Paquin (June 22, 2012). "Eau à Shannon: Michaud déçue du jugement". Courrier de Portneuf (in French). Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ Raymond Giroux (June 23, 2012). "Un cas pointu pour Élaine Michaud".  
  7. ^ "Member of Parliament Profile (Current): Élaine Michaud." Parliament of Canada. Accessed 26 June 2012.
  8. ^ "Two more Quebec MPs step out to endorse Peggy Nash for NDP leadership". Retrieved February 10, 2012. 

External links

  • Élaine Michaud – Parliament of Canada biography
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