Matthew Dubé was first elected to the House of Commons in 2011. He has been named the NDP’s Deputy House Leader and the critic for infrastructure and communities.
Before the election Dubé was the critic for sports and youth. He also spoke out on rail safety and development of the Richelieu River, two issues of particular importance to his riding.
In the last session of Parliament, Dubé presented two Private Member’s Bills. Bill C-605, An Act to amend the Payments in Lieu of Taxes Act (independent assessment), provided for third-party valuation of federal property and Bill C-658, An Act respecting the development of a national strategy to reduce the incidence of concussions in amateur sport. Neither bill became law.
He reintroduced his bill on payments in lieu of taxes as Bill C-201 after promising to do so during the election campaign.
Dubé has a Bachelor of Arts in political science and history from McGill University.