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Robert Goguen

Robert Goguen
MP
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 30, 2011
Preceded by Brian Murphy
Personal details
Born (1957-01-24) January 24, 1957
Moncton, New Brunswick
Political party Conservative
Profession Attorney

Robert R. Goguen QC (born January 24, 1957) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 2011 election.[1] He represents the electoral district of Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe as a member of the Conservative Party, and serves in the House of Commons as parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General. He is the past president of the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick.[2] He has referred to himself as a Red Tory, meaning there is a strong concern for social programs.[3]

Education

Goguen graduated from the Université de Moncton in 1980 with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He then graduated in 1983 from the Université de Moncton with a law degree.

Before politics

He has worked as an attorney at Actus Law for over 25 years.

Controversy

Goguen was the subject of press attention in July 2014 after comments at a meeting of the House of Commons Justice Committee, when he asked a woman, Timea Nagy, who was gang raped whether she would have felt violated had she been rescued by police. Many considered the question to be inappropriate, but both Nagy and the minister defended the question.[4] Nagy has since said "While Mr. Goguen’s question was awkward, I was not personally offended."

References

  1. ^ Election 2011: Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe. The Globe and Mail, May 2, 2011.
  2. ^ Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick: Executive Official website, retrieved July 9, 2014.
  3. ^ Un conservateur « rouge », Radio-Canada, May 4, 2011.
  4. ^ "Meet Robert Goguen, the Conservative MP who turned rape into a bad joke". National Post, July 9, 2014.
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