Sylvie Roy, Canadian politician, Died at 51


Sylvie Roy was born on November 4, 1964, and died on July 31, 2016.
She was a Canadian politician in Quebec and a Member of the National Assembly for the electoral district of Arthabaska.
Prior to this represented the riding of Lotbinière from 2003 until 2012, initially as a member of the now-defunct Action démocratique du Québec (ADQ) until the merger of that party into the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) in 2012.
Roy left the CAQ to sit as an independent in 2015.
Sylvie was awarded a law degree from Université Laval in 1987 and admitted to the Barreau du Québec in 1988.
Sylvie Roy was lawyer for 15 years including 12 years for mental health organizations in Mauricie.
Roy served as mayor of Saint-Sophie-de-Lévrard from 1998 to 2003. She also worked for the Bécancour Regional County Municipality, Quebec
She was first elected to the National Assembly in the 2003 election with 37% of the vote.
And the Parti Québécois (PQ) incumbent Jean-Guy Paré finished third with 26% of the vote.
During the 2008 election, she won re-election with 44% of the vote, even though her party’s support sharply declined and party leader Mario Dumont announced his resignation.
Roy resigned to sit as an independent MNA following disagreements with the party leadership, in August 2015.
Sylvie Roy passed away at 51 years old.