Jean-Yves Duclos: Economist and new cabinet minister
27 octobre 2015
Jean-Yves Duclos was the director of the economics department at Laval University and president-elect of the Canadian Economics Association before joining the Liberal Party of Canada as a candidate in the federal election. On Oct. 19 he was one of only two Liberal MPs elected in Quebec City; on Nov. 4, he was named the minister of families, children and social development. Laval University economist and Maclean’s contributor Stephen Gordon spoke with Duclos about what drew him into politics, his electoral victory and the Liberals’ economic platform.