Jean-Yves Duclos

Jean-Yves Duclos PC MP FRSC (French pronunciation: [ʒɑ̃ iv dyklo]; born 1965) is a Canadian economist and politician.

Jean-Yves Duclos

President of the Treasury Board
Assumed office
November 20, 2019
Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau
Preceded byJoyce Murray
Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
In office
November 4, 2015  November 20, 2019
Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau
Preceded byPierre Poilievre
Succeeded byAhmed Hussen
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Québec
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded byAnnick Papillon
Personal details
Born1965 (age 5354)
Quebec City, Quebec
Political partyLiberal
ResidenceQuebec City
Alma materUniversity of Alberta
London School of Economics
ProfessionEconomist, professor

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. Prior to his election to the House of Commons, he headed the economics department at Université Laval and was the president-elect of the Canadian Economics Association. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2014.[1]

He was elected to represent the riding of Québec in the House of Commons in the 2015 general election as a member of the Liberal Party of Canada.[2] He was the first Liberal elected to represent this riding since Gilles Lamontagne, who left office in 1984.[3] He was appointed to the federal Cabinet, headed by Justin Trudeau, as Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.[4] He was reelected in the 2019 general election and sworn in as President of the Treasury Board.

Electoral record

2019 Canadian federal election: Québec
Party Candidate Votes%±%Expenditures
LiberalJean-Yves Duclos18,04733.3+4.4
Bloc QuébécoisChristiane Gagnon17,72232.7+13.85
ConservativeBianca Boutin8,11815.0-6.79
New DemocraticTommy Bureau6,22011.5-15.54
GreenLuc Joli-Coeur2,9495.4+2.49
People'sBruno Dabiré6741.2
RhinocerosSébastien CoRhino3470.6
Pour l'Indépendance du QuébecLuc Paquin1190.2
Total valid votes/Expense limit 54,198100.0 
Total rejected ballots 1,051
Turnout 55,24970.0
Eligible voters 78,950
Liberal hold Swing -1.3
Source: Elections Canada[5][6]
2015 Canadian federal election: Québec
Party Candidate Votes%±%Expenditures
LiberalJean-Yves Duclos15,56628.90+19.88$45,987.20
New DemocraticAnnick Papillon14,56627.04-15.60$33,392.85
ConservativePierre-Thomas Asselin11,73721.79+4.02$17,402.72
Bloc QuébécoisCharles Mordret10,15318.85-9.11$41,425.08
GreenPhilippe Riboty1,5702.91+0.74$1,006.90
Marxist–LeninistNormand Fournier1530.28
Strength in DemocracyDanielle Provost1220.23
Total valid votes/Expense limit 53,867100.00 $214,308.69
Total rejected ballots 8201.50
Turnout 54,68769.09
Eligible voters 79,157
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +17.74
Source: Elections Canada[7][8]


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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