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Sunday, 13 September 2015

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRO-CANADIAN " JEAN ALFRED " WAS A POLITICIAN IN QUEBEC, CANADA AND WAS A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF QUEBEC :GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

BLACK     SOCIAL    HISTORY                                                                                                                                                                                                             Jean Alfred


Jean Alfred
Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Papineau
In office
1976–1981
Preceded byMark Assad
Succeeded byMark Assad
Personal details
BornMarch 10, 1940
OuanamintheHaiti
DiedJuly 20, 2015 (aged 75)
Gatineau, Québec
Political partyParti Québécois
Jean Alfred, Ph.D (March 10, 1940–July 20, 2015) was a politician in QuebecCanada. He was a member of the National Assembly of Quebec as a member of the Parti Québécois from 1976 to 1981.
Alfred was born in OuanamintheHaiti, to Oracius Alfred and Prunelie Occean. He completed his college studies and some university courses at Port-au-Prince before moving to Ottawa where he obtained a degree in philosophy from the University of Ottawa. He also received a master's degree in psycho-pedagogy as well as a PH.D in education.
Prior to his entry into politics, he taught for several years in Haiti and in the Outaouais region. He taught again after his political career and was a school board commissioner for the Commission Scolaire des Draveurs.
In 1975, he was elected as a councillor for the city of Gatineau and later entered provincial politics where he was elected in Papineauas a Parti Québécois candidate, becoming the first Black person to be elected to the National Assembly of Quebec. He served a full term as a PQ and Independent member but was defeated in the newly formed riding of Chapleau which portions were split fromGatineau and Papineau. He was a candidate again in 1989, but lost to the LiberalJohn Kehoe. He made a brief attempt at federal politics but failed to become a Bloc Québécois prior to the 1997 elections.

Electoral record (partial)

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Quebec general election, 1981Chapleau
PartyCandidateVotes%
LiberalJohn Kehoe15,36453.44
Parti QuébécoisJean Alfred12,88044.80
Union NationaleAndré Lortie4131.44
Marxist–LeninistChristine Dandenault950.33
Total valid votes28,752100.00
Rejected and declined votes237
Turnout28,98976.41
Electors on the lists37,937