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Quebec election: Québec Solidaire’s Gabriel-Nadeau Dubois wins Gouin

Quebec’s Solidaire’s Gabriel-Nadeau Dubois has been re-elected in Gouin.

Geography

he riding of Gouin sits in Montreal’s Rosemont–La-Petite-Patrie borough. Boundaries of the electoral division include the borough limits, Masson Street and 6 Avenue.

The four candidates from parties serving in the National Assembly at dissolution:

Coalition Avenir Québec: Arianne Lebel
Parti Québécois: Olivier Gignac
Quebec Liberal Party: Alessandra Lubrina
Québec Solidaire: Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois

Québec Solidaire co-spokersperson Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois entered the 2018 election as the incumbent. He first rose to prominence during the 2012 student protests, known as Quebec’s Maple Spring.

Nadeau-Dubois joined Québec Solidaire in 2017 and won the Gouin riding in a provincial byelection in May of the same year. The riding was previously held by fellow party member Françoise David.  David left politics in January 2017, citing health reasons. She was elected in Gouin in 2012 and 2014.

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History

The riding of Gouin was created in 1965 and named after Lomer Gouin, the 13th premier of Quebec, who served from 1905 to 1920.