Jean-Yves Duclos is proud to have grown up in Québec City. Since more than twenty years, he shares his life with Marie-Chantal Dumas. They are the happy parents of three children named Étienne, Clémence and Antoine.
Jean-Yves is an outdoor enthusiast. He enjoys walking in the forest, cycling, skiing and canoeing. What he likes most about Québec City? Its charm and the numerous parks, including the Bois-de-Coulonge Park, the Plains of Abraham, the Samuel-De Champlain Promenade and the Saint-Charles River Linear Park.
Jean-Yves Duclos was elected Member of Parliament for the riding of Québec on October 19, 2015. He was subsequently appointed Minister of Families, Children and Social Development on November 4, 2015. He is also the Minister responsible for 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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