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Matt DeCourcey

Matt DeCourcey
MP 
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Fredericton
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded by Keith Ashfield
Personal details
Political party Liberal
Alma mater St. Thomas University
Mount Saint Vincent University

Matt DeCourcey is a Canadian Liberal politician, who was elected to represent the riding of Fredericton in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election.[1]

DeCourcey first became involved in politics during his studies at St. Thomas University, volunteering for Paul Martin's successful federal Liberal leadership bid in 2003.[2] He subsequently worked for Fredericton MP Andy Scott from 2005 to 2006, and subsequently worked for Labrador MP Todd Russell.[3]

He spent five months in The Gambia on an international development initiative, and on his return to Canada he became the director of communications for New Brunswick's Child and Youth Advocate.[4] He became the Liberal Party's candidate in Fredericton during the 2015 federal election, and won, ousting Conservative incumbent and former cabinet minister Keith Ashfield.

Electoral record

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Matt DeCourcey 23,016 49.26 +25.24
Conservative Keith Ashfield 13,280 28.42 -18.55
Green Mary Lou Babineau 5,804 12.42 +8.27
New Democratic Sharon Scott-Levesque 4,622 9.89 -14.41
Total valid votes/Expense limit 46,722 100.0   $194,784.13
Total rejected ballots 188
Turnout 46,910
Eligible voters 60,587
Source: Elections Canada[5][6][7]

References

  1. ^ Matt DeCourcey wins Fredericton, CBC News, October 19, 2015.
  2. ^ Alex Corbett, Matt DeCourcey, the picture of Liberal ambition, The New Brunswick Beacon, October 14, 2015.
  3. ^ Meet Matt DeCourcey, Liberal.ca.
  4. ^ Meet Matt DeCourcey, Liberal.ca.
  5. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Fredericton, 30 September 2015
  6. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates
  7. ^ [1]

External links

  • Official Website
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