Canada's youngest MP, Pierre-Luc Dusseault, gets married

NDP MP weds his girlfriend, Joanie Boulet, in Sherbrooke, Que.

Dusseault and his partner Boulet in 2011.

The youngest MP in the House of Commons tied the knot over the August long weekend in Sherbrooke, Que.

NDP MP Pierre-Luc Dusseault, who was just 19 when he was elected in 2011, wed his girlfriend of five years, Joanie Boulet.

Dusseault, who represents the riding of Sherbrooke, was studying politics at the University of Sherbrooke when he was elected during the NDP’s sweep of much of Quebec. He became the youngest person ever elected to Parliament.

A friend of the couple told La Tribune that Dusseault’s surprise election was difficult for the couple, but it ultimately made the pair stronger. “It was an ordeal for the couple, but they’re a lot closer,” said a friend who used to work with Boulet. “They saw each other little, Pierre-Luc worked hard, but in the end they’re a couple together.”