Jean-Yves Duclos is from Québec City. He is proud of growing up in Beauport, where his parents still reside. He has been sharing his life with Marie-Chantal Dumas for over 20 years. They are the proud parents of Étienne, Clémence and Antoine.
Jean-Yves is an outdoors enthusiast. He loves hiking in a forest, biking, skiing and canoeing. What is his favourite thing about Québec City? Its charm and its many parks, including the Parc du Bois-de-Coulonge, the Plains of Abraham, the Samuel-De-Champlain Drive and the Saint-Charles River’s Linear Park.
Jean-Yves Duclos was elected as the Member of Parliament for Québec on October 19, 2015. He was then appointed Minister of Families, Children and Social Development on November 4, 2015. He is the minister in charge of issues related to seniors, homelessness and housing.
Before his election, Jean-Yves Duclos was the Director of the Department of Economics and a tenured professor at l’Université Laval. As a well-published author, conference speaker, and renowned economics expert, he was often asked to comment on current events in Québec and Canada.
In addition to his professorial duties, Jean-Yves held and co-founded the Industrial Alliance Research Chair on the Economics of Demographic Change, was President-elect of the Canadian Economics Association, and was a member of the Institut sur le vieillissement et la participation sociale des aînés. He was also Vice-President and Fellow of the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en analyse des organisations, Senior Fellow of the Fondation pour les études et les recherches sur le développement international and Fellow-in-Residence at the C.D. Howe Institute. Lastly, Jean-Yves is co-founder of the Poverty and Economic Policy Research Network (Partnership for Economic Policy, PEP).
Jean-Yves completed his secondary education at the École François-Bourrin and his college education at the Petit Séminaire de Québec. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics (First-Class Honours) from the University of Alberta, and his master’s and doctoral degrees in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has been rewarded for relentless hard work with prestigious grants, the Société canadienne de science économique’s prix Marcel Dagenais, and the Harry Johnson Award for best paper published in the Canadian Journal of Economics. In 2014, Jean-Yves was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the highest accolade bestowed on Canadian researchers.
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