Jean-Yves Duclos

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The Honourable
Jean-Yves Duclos
Jean-Yves Duclos.jpg
Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
Assumed office
November 4, 2015
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Preceded by Pierre Poilievre
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Québec
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded by Annick Papillon
Personal details
Born 1965 (age 52–53)
Quebec City, Quebec
Political party Liberal
Residence Quebec City
Alma mater University of Alberta
London School of Economics
Profession economist, professor

Jean-Yves Duclos PC MP FRSC (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃ iv dyklo]; born 1965) is a Canadian Liberal politician, who was elected to represent the riding of Québec in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election.[1] He sits in the present federal Cabinet, headed by Justin Trudeau, as Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.[2]

Duclos attended the University of Alberta, where he earned an undergraduate degree in economics, followed by graduate and doctoral studies in economics at the London School of Economics. He formerly headed the economics department at Université Laval, and was, prior to his election to the House of Commons, the president-elect of the Canadian Economics Association. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2014.[3]

He is the first Liberal elected to represent his riding since Gilles Lamontagne, who left office in 1984.[4]

Electoral record

Canadian federal election, 2015: Québec
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Jean-Yves Duclos 15,566 28.90 +19.88 $45,987.20
New Democratic Annick Papillon 14,566 27.04 -15.60 $33,392.85
Conservative Pierre-Thomas Asselin 11,737 21.79 +4.02 $17,402.72
Bloc Québécois Charles Mordret 10,153 18.85 -9.11 $41,425.08
Green Philippe Riboty 1,570 2.91 +0.74 $1,006.90
Marxist–Leninist Normand Fournier 153 0.28
Strength in Democracy Danielle Provost 122 0.23
Total valid votes/Expense limit 53,867 100.00   $214,308.69
Total rejected ballots 820 1.50
Turnout 54,687 69.09
Eligible voters 79,157
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +17.74
Source: Elections Canada[5][6]


  1. ^ Deux libéraux élus à Québec, Radio Canada, October 20, 2015.
  2. ^ Quebec MPs given prominent posts in new Liberal cabinet, CBC News, November 4, 2015.
  3. ^ Jean-Yves Duclos Biography,
  4. ^ Stephen Gordon, Jean-Yves Duclos: An economist goes to Parliament, Maclean's, October 24, 2015.
  5. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Québec, 30 September 2015
  6. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates
29th Ministry – Cabinet of Justin Trudeau
Cabinet post (1)
Predecessor Office Successor
Pierre Poilievre Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
November 4, 2015-present

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