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Quebec election: Liberal Sébastien Proulx re-elected in Jean-Talon

Liberal Sébastien Proulx has been re-elected in Jean-Talon.

Geography

The riding of Jean-Talon is in Quebec’s Capitale-Nationale region and includes the Quebec City borough of Sainte-Foy-Sillery-Cap-Rouge.

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

Coalition Avenir Québec: Joëlle Boutin
Parti Québécois: Sylvain Barrette
Quebec Liberal Party: Sébastien Proulx
Québec Solidaire: Patrick Provost

The incumbent heading into the 2018 election was Liberal MNA Sébastien Proulx. He was elected in a provincial byelection in 2015, in a seat left vacant by fellow party member Yves Bolduc.

Proulx was Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports as well as the minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale region.

History

The electoral division of Jean-Talon, named after the first intendant of New France in the 1660s, was created in 1965.

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The first election was held in 1966 and was won by Liberal candidate Henri Beaupré. Liberals have held on to Jean-Talon ever since.

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