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Randy Boissonnault

Randy Boissonnault
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Edmonton Centre
Assumed office
Preceded by Laurie Hawn
Personal details
Born ( 1970-07-14) July 14, 1970
Morinville, Alberta
Political party Liberal
Profession Management Consultant

Randy Boissonnault, MP is a Canadian politician, who was elected to represent the riding of Edmonton Centre in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election.[1] He is a member of the Liberal Party of Canada caucus.

He is one of six LGBT MPs serving in the 42nd Canadian Parliament, alongside Scott Brison, Rob Oliphant, Seamus O'Regan, Randall Garrison and Sheri Benson.[2]


  • Early life 1
  • Electoral record 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Early life

Boissonnault was born in the University of Alberta Student Union in his fourth year of university.[3]

After graduating from the University of Alberta, Boissonault studied at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. He subsequently worked as a lecturer at the University of Alberta’s Campus Saint-Jean and as a journalist and political commentator for Radio-Canada and Les Affaires.[4]

Electoral record

Canadian federal election, 2015: Edmonton Centre
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Randy Boissonnault 19,902 37.2 +13.47
Conservative James Cumming 18,703 35.0 -11.25
New Democratic Gil McGowan 13,084 24.5 -1.36
Green David Parker 1,403 2.6 -0.96
Rhinoceros Steven Stauffer 257 0.5
Independent Kat Yaki 163 0.3
Total valid votes/Expense limit 53,512 100.0     $210,254.07
Total rejected ballots 234
Turnout 53,746
Eligible voters 76,739
Source: Elections Canada[5][6]


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  2. ^ "Hedy Fry wins decisively as Liberals sweep Canada for majority". Daily Xtra, October 20, 2015.
  3. ^ Hicks, Graham. "Looking for the right individuals to represent us in Ottawa - Edmonton-Centre Liberal nominee Randy Boissonnault". Hicks on Biz. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  4. ^ Randy Boissonault - Biography -
  5. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Edmonton Centre, 30 September 2015
  6. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates

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