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Rosane Doré Lefebvre

Rosane Doré Lefebvre
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Alfred-Pellan
Assumed office
May 30, 2011
Preceded by Robert Carrier
Personal details
Born (1984-10-21) October 21, 1984
Laval, Quebec, Canada
Political party New Democratic Party
Spouse(s) George Soule
Residence Laval, Quebec
Profession Environmentalist, sales agent

Rosane Doré Lefebvre (born October 21, 1984) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in the 2011 election. She represents the electoral district of Alfred-Pellan as an MP with the New Democratic Party.

Prior to being elected, Doré Lefebvre was an environmental activist. She has a degree in political science and geography from the University of Montreal.

Early life

Doré Lefebvre was born in a predominantly agricultural region of eastern Laval to Sylvie Doré, an upholsterer, and Robert Lefebvre, a general contractor. She attended Horizon Jeunesse High School and CÉGEP de Terrebonne.[1]

Education and environmental activism

Doré Lefebvre received a Bachelor of Arts from the Université de Montréal in political science and geography in 2010. She was an environmental activist and worked for the Quebec Ministry of Sustainable Development, the Environment, Fauna and Parks prior to being elected.

Political career

In the 2011 Canadian General Election, Doré Lefebvre ran in her home riding of Alfred-Pellan, in eastern Laval, for the New Democratic Party (NDP).[2] She defeated incumbent Bloc Québécois candidate Robert Carrier by over 10 500 votes.[3]

Following her election, Doré Lefebvre's NDP colleagues voted her vice-chair of the federal caucus. She was also selected to chair the legislative committee, where she would be responsible for coordinating the NDP MPs' analysis of proposed laws. In April 2012, Doré Lefebvre was named by NDP leader Thomas Mulcair to the shadow cabinet as Deputy Critic for Public Safety.[4]

In her role as Deputy Critic for Public Safety, Doré Lefebvre has taken on important portfolios related to border security, Canada’s network of penitentiaries and the treatment of women in the penal system. She has been sharply critical of the closing of Leclerc institution, within her riding, as well as the mistreatment of female prisoners and inadequate border security practices.[5]

Doré Lefebvre’s work with citizens in Laval garnered national media attention in early 2013, when she fought the deportation of the Reyes-Mendes family, who resided in her riding.[6]

Personal life

Rosane Doré Lefebvre lives in Laval, in the riding where she grew up and whose constituents she represents, with her partner George Soule. Doré Lefebvre met Soule, a press secretary in the Leader of the Opposition's office, when he helped her write her first statement in the House of Commons. They have one daughter, Madeleine, who was born on May 1, 2013.


  1. ^ Doré Lefebvre, Rosane. "Communiqués". Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Election 2011: Alfred-Pellan. The Globe and Mail, May 2, 2011.
  3. ^ "Electoral history of Alfred-Pellan". Library of Parliament. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "About Rosane Doré Lefebvre". Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  5. ^ St-Amour, Stéphane. "Doré Lefebvre questionne en vain le ministre Toews". L'Écho de Laval. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  6. ^ Chouinard, Marie-Andrée. "Les Reyes Mendez sont déportés au Mexique". Le Devior. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 

External links

  • Rosane Doré Lefebvre – Parliament of Canada biography
  • Official website
  • Recorded votes - Parliament of Canada
  • Profile on OpenParliament
  • Huffington Post contributor page
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