Marc Serré

Marc Serré MP (born January 28th 1967) is a Canadian Liberal politician, who was elected to represent the riding of Nickel Belt in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election.[2] He is the son of Gaetan Serré, who represented Nickel Belt from 1968 to 1972 under the government of Pierre Trudeau,[3] and the nephew of another former Liberal Member of Parliament Benoît Serré.

Marc Serré

Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Nickel Belt
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded byClaude Gravelle
Personal details
Born1966/1967 (age 53–54)[1]
Chelmsford, Ontario, Canada
Political partyLiberal
EducationLaurentian University

Prior to his election to the House of Commons, Serré was manager of business services for EastLink's operations in Ontario,[1] and served on the municipal council of West Nipissing and the Conseil scolaire de district catholique du Nouvel-Ontario.[4] He was a candidate for mayor of Greater Sudbury in the 2010 municipal election,[4] but withdrew his candidacy in advance of election day.[5]

In the House of Commons he has served as Parliamentary Secretary. He was also the co-chair of the Indigenous Caucus with MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette. He was part of the largest Indigenous caucus in Canadian history elected in 2015.

Electoral recordEdit

2019 Canadian federal election: Nickel Belt
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Marc Serré 19,046 39.0 -3.80
New Democratic Stéphane Paquette 15,656 32.1 -5.68
Conservative Aino Laamanen 10,343 21.2 +4.54
Green Casey Lalonde 2,644 5.4 +2.92
People's Mikko Paavola 1,159 2.4
Total valid votes/Expense limit 48,848 100.0
Total rejected ballots 298
Turnout 49,146 64.7
Eligible voters 75,971
Liberal hold Swing +0.94
Source: Elections Canada[6][7]
2015 Canadian federal election: Nickel Belt
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Marc Serré 21,021 42.80 +28.74 $39,869.30
New Democratic Claude Gravelle 18,556 37.78 -17.20 $94,855.24
Conservative Aino Laamanen 8,221 16.74 -11.29 $14,060.79
Green Stuart McCall 1,217 2.48 -0.31 $3,772.22
Marxist–Leninist Dave Starbuck 98 0.20 +0.07
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,113 100.00   $233,625.58
Total rejected ballots 192 0.39
Turnout 49,305 67.70
Eligible voters 72,828
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +22.97
Source: Elections Canada[8][9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Serre gets nod in Nickel Belt". Sudbury Star, February 22, 2015.
  2. ^ "NDP out in Sudbury, Nickel Belt, but keep Timmins-James Bay, Algoma-Manitoulin". CBC Sudbury, October 19, 2015.
  3. ^ "Serre returns Nickel Belt to Liberals". Sudbury Star, October 19, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Mayor's race getting pretty crowded". Sudbury Star, August 18, 2010.
  5. ^ "Callaghan faces uphill battle if he wants to unseat Rodriguez". Sudbury Star, September 11, 2010.
  6. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  7. ^ "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 31, 2019.
  8. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Nickel Belt, 30 September 2015
  9. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates

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