Marjolaine Boutin-­Sweet



First elected as the MP for Hochelaga in 2011, Marjolaine Boutin-­Sweet has been named the NDP Whip and the party’s critic for housing.

In the 41st Parliament, Boutin-Sweet served on the Standing Committees for Heritage, Transport, Status of Women, and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities. She is a member of the All-Party Anti-­Poverty Caucus.

Before being elected to the House of Commons, Boutin-­Sweet worked as a guide at the Montreal Museum of Archaeology for almost 20 years. While working there, she help co-found the museum’s employee union and acted as treasurer. The union is affiliated with the Centrale des Syndicats Démocratiques (CSD). She also served as a member of the union’s pay equity and bargaining committees.

As part of CSD, Boutin­-Sweet sat on the committee on the Status of Women and worked as a trainer, auditor and the vice­-president, trade and services.

Boutin­-Sweet has a Bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Trent University and a Master’s degree in anthropology from the University of Alberta. She has worked in archeological digs in Canada and the United States and taught at the University of Alberta’s francophone campus at a Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton.

She is married and has two sons.