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Jean Rioux
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence
In office
January 30, 2017 – August 31, 2018
MinisterHarjit Sajjan
Preceded byJohn McKay
Succeeded bySerge Cormier
Member of Parliament
for Saint-Jean
In office
October 19, 2015 – September 11, 2019
Preceded byTarik Brahmi
Succeeded byChristine Normandin
Member of the National Assembly of Québec for Iberville
In office
April 14, 2003 – April 25, 2007
Preceded byJean-Paul Bergeron
Succeeded byAndré Riedl
Personal details
Born (1953-06-09) June 9, 1953 (age 68)
Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Political partyLiberal Party of Canada
Other political
Quebec Liberal Party
Residence(s)Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec

Jean Rioux (born June 9, 1953) is an educator, businessman and Quebec politician, who served as the Member of Parliament for Saint-Jean as a member of the Liberal Party of Canada from 2015 until 2019. He previously represented Iberville in the Quebec National Assembly from 2003 to 2007 as a Liberal.

Early life

He was born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, the son of Richard Rioux and Janine Vincent, and was educated at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and the Université Laval. Rioux taught history and economics in Marcellin-Champagnat secondary school in Iberville.

Political career

Rioux served on the municipal council for Iberville from 1991 to 1995 and was mayor from 1995 to 2001. Rioux was elected to the National Assembly of Quebec in Iberville the 2003 general election but was defeated by André Riedl of the Action démocratique du Québec when he ran for reelection in 2007.

Rioux stood as the Liberal Party's candidate for Saint-Jean in the 2015 federal election, and was elected in the New Democrat open seat.

Rioux was defeated at the 2019 federal election by the Bloc Québécois candidate Christine Normandin on a large swing.

Electoral record


2019 Canadian federal election: Saint-Jean
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Christine Normandin 27,750 44.8 +19.99 $14,561.23
Liberal Jean Rioux 18,906 30.6 -2.56 $111,054.31
Conservative Martin Thibert 6,612 10.7 -0.15 $12,932.62
New Democratic Chantal Reeves 4,794 7.7 -21.37 $0.10
Green André-Philippe Chenail 3,127 5.1 +2.98 $2,436.80
People's Marc Hivon 397 0.6 none listed
Indépendence du Québec Yvon Savary 289 0.5 $137.94
Total valid votes/expense limit 61,875 100.0
Total rejected ballots 1,241
Turnout 63,116
Eligible voters 91,035
Population 111,190
Bloc Québécois gain from Liberal Swing +11.28
Source: Elections Canada[1][2]
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Jean Rioux 20,022 33.16 +24.32
New Democratic Hans Marotte 17,555 29.07 -18.40
Bloc Québécois Denis Hurtubise 14,979 24.81 -5.69
Conservative Stéphane Guinta 6,549 10.85 +0.18
Green Marilyn Redivo 1,281 2.12 -0.40
Total valid votes/Expense limit 60,386 100.00;   $228,390.29
Total rejected ballots 1,231 2.00
Turnout 61,617 69.69
Eligible voters 88,414
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +21.36
Source: Elections Canada[3][4]


2007 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Action démocratique André Riedl 14,365 42.23
Parti Québécois Marie Bouillé 9,262 27.23
Liberal Jean Rioux 8,390 24.66
Green André Davignon 1,224 3.60
Québec solidaire Danielle Desmarais 776 2.28
Total valid votes 34,017 98.81
Total rejected ballots 410 1.19
Turnout 34,427 76.13
Electors on the lists 45,224
2003 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Jean Rioux 12,106 39.15
Parti Québécois Jean-Paul Bergeron 11,185 36.17
Action démocratique Lucille Méthé 6,731 21.77
Bloc Pot Michel Thiffeault 376 1.22
Green Benoit Lapointe 298 0.96
UFP Guillaume Tremblay 229 0.74
Total valid votes 30,925 98.55
Total rejected ballots 454 1.45
Turnout 31,379 73.75
Electors on the lists 42,547


  1. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  2. ^ Canada, Elections. "Election Night Results - Electoral Districts". Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  3. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Saint-Jean, 30 September 2015
  4. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2015-08-15 at the Wayback Machine

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