Quebec general election, 2003

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Quebec general election, 2003
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  1998 April 14, 2003 2007  

125 seats in the 37th National Assembly of Quebec
63 seats were needed for a majority
Turnout 70.42% (Decrease2.svg7.9%)

 First partySecond partyThird party
  Jean Charest de face (Novembre 2010).png Bernard Landry2-.jpg MarioDumont.JPG
Leader Jean Charest Bernard Landry Mario Dumont
Party Liberal Parti Québécois Action démocratique
Leader since April 30, 1998 March 2, 2001 May 11, 1994
Leader's seat Sherbrooke Verchères Rivière-du-Loup
Last election48 seats, 43.55%76 seats, 42.87%1 seat, 11.81%
Seats won76454
Seat changeIncrease2.svg28Decrease2.svg31Increase2.svg3
Popular vote1,755,8631,269,183694,122

Quebec general election, 2003 results by riding.svg
Popular vote by riding. As this is an FPTP election, seat totals are not determined by popular vote, but instead via results by each riding. Click the map for more details.

Premier before election

Bernard Landry
Parti Québécois


Jean Charest


The Quebec general election of 2003 was held on April 14, 2003, to elect members of the National Assembly of Quebec (Canada). The Parti libéral du Québec (PLQ), led by Jean Charest, defeated the incumbent Parti Québécois, led by Premier Bernard Landry.

National Assembly of Quebec single house of the Legislature of Quebec

The National Assembly of Quebec is the legislative body of the province of Quebec in Canada. Legislators are called MNAs. The Queen in Right of Quebec, represented by the Lieutenant Governor of Quebec and the National Assembly compose the Legislature of Quebec, which operates in a fashion similar to those of other Westminster-style parliamentary systems.

Quebec Province of Canada

Quebec is one of the thirteen provinces and territories of Canada. It is bordered to the west by the province of Ontario and the bodies of water James Bay and Hudson Bay; to the north by Hudson Strait and Ungava Bay; to the east by the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the province of Newfoundland and Labrador; and to the south by the province of New Brunswick and the U.S. states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York. It also shares maritime borders with Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia. Quebec is Canada's largest province by area and its second-largest administrative division; only the territory of Nunavut is larger. It is historically and politically considered to be part of Central Canada.

Jean Charest Canadian politician

Jean Charest, is a Quebec politician. He was the 29th premier of Quebec, from 2003 to 2012; the deputy prime minister of Canada from June 25, 1993, until November 4, 1993; the leader of the federal Progressive Conservative Party of Canada from 1993 to 1998; and the leader of the Quebec Liberal Party from 1998 to 2012. He became Premier after winning the 2003 election; after he lost the 2012 election he announced that he would be resigning as Quebec Liberal Leader and leaving politics. Charest sits as an advisor to Canada's Ecofiscal Commission.


In Champlain there was a tie between PQ candidate Noëlla Champagne and Liberal candidate Pierre-A. Brouillette; although the initial tally was 11,867 to 11,859, [1] a judicial recount produced a tally of 11,852 each. [2] A new election was held on May 20 and was won by Champagne by a margin of 642 votes. [3] [4]

Champlain is a provincial electoral riding in the Mauricie region of Quebec, Canada, which elects members to the National Assembly of Quebec. It includes the municipalities of Saint-Stanislas, Saint-Narcisse and Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade and the eastern portions of the city of Trois-Rivières. Its boundaries have remained the same since the 1973 election. However, the boundaries will change for the 2018 election as it will be gaining Hérouxville, Lac-aux-Sables, Notre-Dame-de-Montauban, Saint-Adelphe, Sainte-Thècle, Saint-Séverin and Saint-Tite from Laviolette.

Noëlla Champagne is a politician from Quebec, Canada, and former Member of the National Assembly (MNA).

Pierre-A. Brouillette was a politician in Quebec, Canada. He is a businessman.


In 2002, the Parti Québécois (PQ) government had been in power for two mandates. It was seen as worn-out by some, and its poll numbers fell sharply. It placed third at its lowest point. An important part of its support was going to the Action Démocratique du Québec (ADQ) and its young leader, Mario Dumont. Some PQ supporters had left for the Liberal party.

Mario Dumont Canadian politician

Mario Dumont is a television personality and former politician in Quebec, Canada. He was a Member of the National Assembly of Quebec (MNA), and the leader of the Action démocratique du Québec (ADQ), from 1994 to 2009. After the 2007 Quebec election, Dumont obtained the post of Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly.

Landry, leader of the PQ, undertook a revitalization of the party and its image. As the ideas of the conservative nature of ADQ's platform became more apparent, that party's popularity declined. Social democratic measures taken by the PQ government, like the passing of the "Law against poverty" helped improve the PQ's standing in the public opinion polls. PLQ leader Jean Charest initially continued to be unpopular with voters.

Social democracy is a political, social, and economic ideology that supports economic and social interventions to promote social justice within the framework of a liberal democratic polity and a capitalist economy. The protocols and norms used to accomplish this involve a commitment to representative and participatory democracy, measures for income redistribution, and regulation of the economy in the general interest and welfare state provisions. Social democracy thus aims to create the conditions for capitalism to lead to greater democratic, egalitarian and solidaristic outcomes. Due to longstanding governance by social democratic parties and their influence on socioeconomic policy development in the Nordic countries, in policy circles social democracy has become associated with the Nordic model in the latter part of the 20th century.

The 2003 election happened against the backdrop of the war in Iraq. The battles of that war took place during the first half of the campaign, diverting the attention of the media and the population. Landry became known for his custom of wearing the white ribbon (which in 2003 was worn by people in favour of peace). This custom was shortly followed by the two other main party leaders, Charest and Dumont. Landry was the most outspoken critic of the war. The other two were more discreet on the matter. Charest once stated that it was an opportunity to reaffirm his "belief in peace". Dumont acted in a similar way, while also addressing criticism to Landry, saying that Quebecers should refrain from criticizing Americans too harshly since Americans were historical friends of Quebecers.

2003 invasion of Iraq military invasion led by the United States

The 2003 invasion of Iraq was the first stage of the Iraq War. The invasion phase began on 19 March 2003 and lasted just over one month, including 21 days of major combat operations, in which a combined force of troops from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Poland invaded Iraq. This early stage of the war formally ended on 1 May 2003 when U.S. President George W. Bush declared the "End of Major Combat Operations", after which the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) was established as the first of several successive transitional governments leading up to the first Iraqi parliamentary election in January 2005. U.S. military forces later remained in Iraq until the withdrawal in 2011.

White ribbon

The white ribbon is an awareness ribbon sometimes used by political movements to signify or spread their beliefs. It is usually worn on garments or represented in information sources such as posters, leaflets, etc.

The desire for change was considered an important factor of the campaign (see "Change", below). However, while reminding voters that the fundamental change was at the core of its primary ideal, sovereignty, the PQ focused its message and publicity not on change, but on stability. Its campaign slogan emphasized this (see the Campaign slogans below). Landry also tried to portray the vote as being a choice between the left wing PQ and two parties of the right. The PLQ portrayed itself as centrist. The PLQ produced dynamic ads and material, and released a new, younger logo. The ADQ put forward its young, underdog leader, and denied being too much to the right. It first broadcast a negative advertisement (a bleak television spot speaking of deaths in the hospitals) that backfired substantially, with criticism from opponents and citizens. It shortly released a brighter, more positive advertising.

Left-wing politics supports social equality and egalitarianism, often in opposition to social hierarchy. It typically involves a concern for those in society whom its adherents perceive as disadvantaged relative to others (prioritarianism) as well as a belief that there are unjustified inequalities that need to be reduced or abolished. The term left-wing can also refer to "the radical, reforming, or socialist section of a political party or system".

Right-wing politics hold that certain social orders and hierarchies are inevitable, natural, normal, or desirable, typically supporting this position on the basis of natural law, economics, or tradition. Hierarchy and inequality may be viewed as natural results of traditional social differences or the competition in market economies. The term right-wing can generally refer to "the conservative or reactionary section of a political party or system".

Despite the PQ's recovery of support, Charest appeared as a viable alternative for people in desire of change, especially during the Leaders' Debate. Also, the Parizeau Affair sparked by Charest is said to have harmed Landry's campaign up to election day. The PQ lead in the public opinion polls vanished by mid-campaign.

The Parti Libéral won the election, while Parti Québécois won a respectable number of seats. The ADQ won four seats, which was a considerable improvement from previous general elections. It was nonetheless a disappointment for the party since it had five sitting members as a result of by-election victories in the previous year. It had also had a high standing in the polls of that same year. This was the first general election for the new left-wing Union des forces progressistes.

A documentary about Bernard Landry's point of view of the campaign was released in 2003 called À Hauteur d'homme. It was directed by Jean-Claude Labrecque.


Health care

Jean Charest and the PLQ focused their campaign upon the issue of health care and reducing waiting lists. The other major parties criticized Charest for planning to invest only in health care and education, while freezing other budgets. Landry argued that money for health care would be available when the fiscal imbalance was solved by sovereignty. He vowed to fight for money from Ottawa until then, as he had done earlier that year (see the "Fiscal Imbalance", below). Charest portrayed Landry as putting sovereignty ahead of health care, and presented his party as the one that would make health care its first priority. He also accused Landry's government of using waiting lists as an administration procedure for hospitals.


The desire for change was considered by the media to be a major deciding factor of the vote. The media were criticized by the PQ and some citizens as "wanting change for the sake of change", since the government had ended its term with an economy doing well and high satisfaction polls for an outgoing administration. Landry reminded voters that, while voting for his party did not change the government right away, the first ideal of the PQ, sovereignty, was "the greatest of changes". At the Leaders' Debate, Charest told viewers that those wanting change should vote for the PLQ since "A vote for the ADQ is a vote for the PQ". At the time, the ADQ was considered to be too low in the polls to be a potential victor. Charest's reminder of the spoiler effect is said to have been partly responsible for his victory on election day. The results on election day appear to have demonstrated the voters' desire for change.

Income tax

Charest presented a plan of major reduction of income tax, which Landry opposed. Quebec's income taxes are the highest in North America, but its social programs are also relatively generous, and the gap between rich and poor is the lowest of the North American continent. The ADQ presented a flat tax plan in 2002. This proved to be highly unpopular, and contributed to the image of the party as being too conservative. This plan, in its pure form, was dropped in the beginning of 2003. The ADQ claimed that, after further examination, the Quebec government did not have the resources to implement it. This, again, hurt the party further by giving it the image of flip flopping.

State size and intervention

The PQ government was criticized by the two other major parties for being too interventionist, maintaining an overly large government, and for practising statism. Dumont spoke of Landry and the PQ's "Social bureaucracy", a pun on the Social democracy the PQ defends. Landry responded to Charest and Dumont that "Quebecers do not want less state, they want better state". Dumont had previously proposed a drastic reduction in the size of the civil service, but this was also softened before the campaign.

Family-work conciliation

The conciliation famille-travail became an important issue of the campaign as a result of Landry's "Four day work-week" plan. This proposal would have required Quebec employers to offer the option of a four-day work week to parents. This was presented by the PQ as a way to enhance family life, lower the stress on parents, and of counteracting the fall in Quebec's birthrate since the Quiet Revolution. The plan was attacked by the PLQ and ADQ as being "improvised" since it was only presented near the beginning of the election. It attracted some interest and support from voters, enough for Charest to declare, days before voting day, that he could consider implementing a four-day week, although the PLQ has not mentioned this since the election.

Fiscal imbalance

The theory of a fiscal imbalance between Ottawa and Quebec City was maintained and denounced by all major parties. Charest argued that the co-operative approach of a federalist party like the PLQ would be more effective solving the problem. As proof that the PQ would be able to solve the fiscal imbalance, Landry pointed to his success of early 2003, when he, along with the English Canadian Premiers, managed to come to an agreement with Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chrétien for more money to finance health care. He promised to continue the "battle" to solve the imbalance until independence is achieved.

City mergers

The PQ government, during the premiership of Landry's predecessor Lucien Bouchard, had merged the major cities of Quebec. The government argued that the mergers would allow a better division of the wealth and responsibilities between richer suburban communities and poorer parts of the main cities. The mergers occurred despite widespread opposition in some municipalities. Many Quebecers were still disgruntled, especially in wealthier and anglophone communities. The PLQ proposed to allow referendums on deamalgamation in communities where there was sufficient support. The PQ and the ADQ strongly opposed the idea.

Sovereignty and autonomy

While the PQ continued to promote sovereignty for Quebec with its usual arguments (dignity, culture, globalization, etc.), it was also presented by the PQ as a way to solve the fiscal imbalance problem. The ADQ made great efforts to avoid taking a position on the subject of independence in order to attract both sides of the National Question spectrum. The ADQ positioned itself as a "third way" to Quebecers between what Dumont called "radical separation" and "knelt down federalism". The ADQ had worked in favour of sovereignty during the 1995 Quebec referendum, but had been equivocal on the subject since then.

The PLQ criticized the PQ for using the politics of confrontation because of its sovereignty position, and argued that a PLQ government would restore Quebec's "leadership role" in the federation. Landry promised a third referendum on independence "in 1000 days", confirming the plan he had set out in the Declaration of Gatineau, with support for independence running very low and support for a referendum running even lower in opinion polls; this did not prove to be a popular position. An argument of Landry for this timetable was that he wanted Quebec to be present at the Summit of the Americas in Buenos Aires in 2005. Representation for Quebec had been denied by Ottawa at the previous summit held in Quebec City, an act that angered many Quebecers. At the same time, Landry kept the door opened to federalist support for the PQ and stated that he would only hold a referendum if he had the "moral assurance" of winning it. This lead Charest to accuse him of having a "hidden agenda", during the Leaders' Debate.

Parizeau Affair

On the day of the leaders' debate, Charest's advisors gave him an article from the website of the Trois-Rivières newspaper Le Nouvelliste that spoke of past PQ leader Jacques Parizeau restating his controversial remarks about "money and the ethnic vote" which he had made in his 1995 referendum concession speech. The truth of the article was later disputed, yet despite the uncertainty surrounding this article, Charest surprised Landry with it during the leaders' debate on live television. This created a new controversy that ran for some days following the debate, and was said to have hurt Landry's campaign. The PQ denounced Charest for launching an "immoral attack" on Parizeau's reputation and dignity, saying that the article was incorrect in concluding that he had repeated his comments, but this method of response was not enough to defuse the controversy. The aftermath of the leaders' debate is thoroughly treated in the À Hauteur d'homme documentary, and became known as the Parizeau Affair.

Day care

The "five dollar-a-day child care" program implemented by the PQ government of Lucien Bouchard was one of the most appreciated achievements of the recent PQ administration. Some parents still did not have access to it, however, because of a lack of sufficient places. Landry, who had been Minister of Finance when the plan was implemented, vowed to continue creating more spaces. Charest presented his team as the most capable for this task. He also vowed to keep the price at $5 a day. He broke this promise later that year. See Opposition to the Charest government.

Public debt

The Action Démocratique insisted that the Government of Quebec should pay down the public debt. The other major leaders did not see it as a priority.


Major parties

Action démocratique du Québec

Quebec Liberal Party

Parti Québécois

Minor parties

Green Party of Quebec

Bloc Pot

Union des forces progressistes

UFP logo.svg

Campaign slogans

Incumbent MNAs not running for re-election





The overall results were: [5]

e    d  Summary of the April 14, 2003 National Assembly of Quebec election results
PartyParty leaderCandi-
SeatsPopular vote
1998 Elected% Change#%% Change
Liberal Jean Charest 1254876+58.3%1,755,86345.99%+2.44%
Parti Québécois Bernard Landry 1257645-40.8%1,269,18333.24%-9.63%
Action démocratique Mario Dumont 12514+300%694,12218.18%+6.37%
UFP (leading council)74---40,4221.06%+0.42%
Bloc Pot Hugô St-Onge 56---22,9040.60%+0.36%
Green Richard Savignac37*-*16,9750.44%*
Equality Keith Henderson21---4,0510.11%-0.2%
Christian Democracy Gilles Noël25*-*3,2260.08%*
Marxist–Leninist Claude Brunelle23---2,7490.07%-
 Independent/no designation35---8,2690.22%-0.09%
Source: Elections Quebec
* Party did not nominate candidates in the previous election.
Vote share
Bloc Pot

Results by riding

The results in each riding (electoral division) were: [6]

Party SeatsSecondThirdFourth
Liberal 764630
Parti Québécois 4565150
Action démocratique 4141052

Bas-Saint-Laurent and Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine

Electoral DistrictCandidates Incumbent
 Liberal PQ ADQOther
Bonaventure Nathalie Normandeau 11,975Marc Tétreault 6,313Maurice Anglehart 1,101Michel Goudreau (Green) 542Nathalie Normandeau
Gaspé Johnny Gérard 8,052 Guy Lelièvre 9,033 Denis Paradis 1,743Luc-Reno Fournier (Green) 227Guy Lelièvre
Îles-de-la-Madeleine Simone LeBlanc 3,150 Maxime Arseneau 4,606Évé Longuépée 92Maxime Arseneau
Kamouraska-Témiscouata Claude Béchard 11,266 Harold LeBel 6,326Pierre Lévesque 6,504Guy Duguay (Green) 293

Robert Raymond (Ind.) 238

Claude Béchard
Matane Nancy Charest 7,602 Pascal Bérubé 7,569Raynald Bernier 3,005Nelson Gauthier (Ind.) 178

Nestor Turcotte (Ind.) 135
David Lejeune (Green) 124

Matapédia Gaston Pelletier 6,339 Danielle Doyer 9,197Claude Fortin 4,686Danielle Doyer
Rimouski Éric Forest 10,817 Solange Charest 14,177Stéphane Laforest 4,719Solange Charest
Rivière-du-Loup Jacques Morin 5,585Carol Gilbert 4,155 Mario Dumont 13,452Julie Morin (Green) 312Mario Dumont

Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean and Côte-Nord

Electoral DistrictCandidates Incumbent
 Liberal PQ ADQOther
Chicoutimi Jean-Guy Maltais 11,814 Stéphane Bédard 14,471Carl Savard 5,841Pierre Dostie (UFP) 670
Dominic Tremblay (BP) 314
Stéphane Bédard
Dubuc Johnny Simard 9,723 Jacques Côté 9,767Claude Gauthier 5,162Marie Francine Bienvenue (UFP) 457Jacques Côté
Duplessis Marc Proulx 8,018 Lorraine Richard 10,926Steeve Trudel 2,530André Forbes (Ind.) 1,334Normand Duguay
Jonquière Françoise Gauthier 13,826Myrtha Laflamme 11,386Réjean Laforest 5,216Batiste Foisy (BP) 368
Michel Perron (UFP) 330
Françoise Gauthier
Lac-Saint-Jean Benoît Harvey 7,405 Stéphan Tremblay 15,200Roger Filion 5,694Stéphan Tremblay
Réne-Lévesque François Désy 5,215 Marjolain Dufour 8,997 François Corriveau 7,356Jean-Pierre Brison (Ind.) 449François Corriveau
Roberval Karl Blackburn 11,930Réjean Lalancette 11,686Bernard Généreaux 6,388Francis Breton (UFP) 453Benoît Laprise


Electoral DistrictCandidates Incumbent
 Liberal PQ ADQOther
Charlesbourg Éric Mercier 17,169Sylvie Tremblay 9,741Jonatan Julien 10,936Yonnel Bonaventure (Green) 438
Simon Carreau (UFP) 329
Jean Rochon
Charlevoix Denis Lavoie 8,758 Rosaire Bertrand 10,131Daniel Bouchard 3,998Éric Tremblay (UFP) 168
Gabriel Tremblay (Ind.) 105
Phillippe Thivierge (DCQ) 62
Rosaire Bertrand
Chauveau Sarah Perreault 14,774Nathalie Samson 8,506Hélène Napert 12,555Christian Légaré (Ind.) 624
Marie-Noëlle Béland (UFP) 387
Raymond Brouillet
Jean-Lesage Michel Després 15,547 Robert Caron 9,408Aurel Bélanger 8,912Jean-Yves Desgagnés (Ind.) 714
Nicolas Frichot (BP) 390
Jean Bédard (M-L) 185
Michel Després
Jean-Talon Margaret Delisle 15,475Daniel-Mercier Gouin 11,999Simon Lauzon 5,149Sacha Calixte (UFP) 515
Antonine Yaccarini (Green) 477
Sabrina Falardeau (BP) 197
Robert Bonenfant (Ind.) 126
Margaret Delisle
La Peltrie France Hamel 16,462Claude Gendreau 8,711 Éric Caire 13,421Dany Hamel (Ind.) 586
Guillaume Boivin (UFP) 515
Michel Côté
Louis-Hébert Sam Hamad 17,938Line-Sylvie Perron 11,688 Guy Laforest 9,505Jean-Pierre Guay (Green) 493
Jean-Phillipe Lessard-Beaupré (UFP) 402
Pierre Laliberté (BP) 281
Paul Bégin
Montmorency Raymond Bernier 13,708 Jean-François Simard 11,226Jean-François Paquet 11,821Magali Paquin (UFP) 517Jean-François Simard
Portneuf Jean-Pierre Soucy 12,729 Roger Bertrand 8,352Deny Lépine 10,781François Paradis-Caron (UFP) 413Roger Bertrand
Taschereau Michel Beaudoin 11,240 Agnès Maltais 12,930Jean-Guy Lemieux 6,537Alain Marcoux (UFP) 1,136
Dominic Lapointe (Green) 731
Benjamin Kasapoglu (BP) 389
Patrice Fortin (Ind.) 102
Alain Cyr (Ind.) 95
Agnès Maltais
Vanier Marc Bellemare 16,182Nicole Madore 9,385Normand Morin 11,646Sébastien Bouchard (UFP) 573Diane Barbeau


Electoral DistrictCandidates Incumbent
 Liberal PQ ADQOther
(May 20, 2003)
Pierre Brouillette 9,431 Noëlla Champagne 10,073Rock Laviolette 6,459Lucie Favreau (UFP) 103
Gilles Noel (DCQ) 73
Yves Beaumier
Laviolette Julie Boulet 12,806Patrick Lahaie 7,730 Sébastien Proulx 3,453Yves Demers (UFP) 182

Josée Lafontaine (DCQ) 144

Julie Boulet
Maskinongé Francine Gaudet 13,240 Rémy Désilets 12,334Louise-Andrée Garant 9,118Rémy Désilets
Saint-Maurice Bob Vallières 8,232 Claude Pinard 8,860Luc Arvisais 8,201Kevin Trudel (UFP) 225Claude Pinard
Trois-Rivières André Gabias 11,034 Guy Julien 10,154Jean-Claude Ayotte 5,181Rachel Sauvageau (BP) 274
David Lanneville (UFP) 214
Marcel Fugère (Ind.) 110
Stéphane Robert (DCQ) 76
Guy Julien

Chaudière-Appalaches and Centre-du-Québec

Electoral DistrictCandidates Incumbent
 Liberal PQ ADQOther
Arthabaska Claude Bachand 12,663Danièle Caron 9,657 Alain Rayes 11,389François Houle (Green) 379
Katrine Cyr (BP) 353
Jacques Baril
Beauce-Nord Normand Poulin 11,104Aline Carrier 4,160 Janvier Grondin 13,275Julie Roy (BP) 223
Richard Fecteau (UFP) 175
Normand Poulin
Beauce-Sud Diane Leblanc 14,170Stéphane Pouliot 5,115Claude Lemieux 12,852Ginette Lewis (UFP) 216Diane Leblanc
Bellechasse Dominique Vien 9,658Claude Lachance 7,084Serge Carbonneau 8,507Sylvain Castonguay (Green) 314

Mario Ouellette (UFP) 134

Claude Lachance
Chutes-de-la-Chaudière Pauline Houde-Landry 12,601 Antoine Dubé 10,007 Marc Picard 14,759Jean Bernatchez (UFP) 649 Denise Carrier-Perreault
Drummond Jean Courchesne 13,479 Normand Jutras 15,200Patrick Leblanc 7,577Pascal Allard (Ind.) 393
Gilles Martineau (UFP) 301
Robert Dufour (DCQ) 199
Normand Jutras
Frontenac Laurent Lessard 11,251 Marc Boulianne 7,281Daniel Lamouth 6,888Bruno Vézina (Green) 231
Marie-Josée Vachon (UFP) 145
Marc Bouliane
Johnson Nicole Brouillette 10,700 Claude Boucher 12,232Isabelle Marquis 6,612Martin Marois (UFP) 343
Michel Bélanger (DCQ) 224
Claude Boucher
Lévis Carole Théberge 12,891 Linda Goupil 12,485Joël Bernier 10,670Madeleine Provencher (UFP) 442

Richard Larivée (Ind.) 220

Linda Goupil
Lotbinière Monique Drolet-Glazier 8,773 Jean-Guy Paré 6,502 Sylvie Roy 9,522Marc Allard (Green) 306
Étienne Hallé (UFP) 175
Paul Biron (DCQ) 150
Jean-Guy Paré
Montmagny-L'Islet Norbert Morin 9,518Louise Soucy 4,683Mario Dolan 8,513Fernand Dorval (UFP) 225 Réal Gauvin
Nicolet-Yamaska Jean Rousseau 8,927 Michel Morin 10,783Lise Blanchette 5,899Blak D. Blackburn (BP) 417

Simonne Lizotte (Ind.) 141

Michel Morin

Estrie (Eastern Townships)

Electoral DistrictCandidates Incumbent
 Liberal PQ ADQOther
Mégantic-Compton Daniel Bouchard 11,135Suzanne Durivage 7,347Alain Boisvert 4,901Christian Poulin (UFP) 193
Frank Moller (Equ.) 71
Madeleine Bélanger
Orford Pierre Reid 17,314Yvon Bélair 11,037Steve Bourassa 6,145Véronique Grenier (UFP) 498Robert Benoît
Richmond Yvon Vallières 14,767André Blais 6,149Pierre Hébert 4,899Yvon Vallières
Saint-François Monique Gagnon-Tremblay 16,562Guillaume Breault-Duncan 9,926Michel-André Samson 4,541Suzanne Thériault (UFP) 314
François Boudreau (BP) 310
Monique Gagnon-Tremblay
Sherbrooke Jean Charest 16,403 Marie Malavoy 13,806Peter Downey 4,169Normand Gilbert (UFP) 496
Serge Lachapelle (M-L) 64
Jean Charest


Electoral DistrictCandidates Incumbent
 Liberal PQ ADQOther
Beauharnois Mario Faubert 13,265 Serge Deslières 13,904Michael Betts 3,338Rémi Pelletier (Green) 506Serge Deslières
Borduas Daniel Doucet 9,981 Jean-Pierre Charbonneau 13,840Patricia St-Jacques 5,282Raynald St-Onge (BP) 459Jean-Pierre Charbonneau
Brome-Missisquoi Pierre Paradis 18,546Lina Le Blanc 8,093Pierre Plante 6,018Simon Gnocchini (UFP) 509
Lionel Albert (Equ.) 167
Pierre Paradis
Chambly Diane Legault 17,656 Louise Beaudoin 16,857Denis Lavoie 6,935Sébastien Duclos (BP) 744Louise Beaudoin
Châteauguay Jean-Marc Fournier 20,434Éric Cardinal 13,751Daniel Lapointe 4,399Gilles Lalumière (BP) 547
Guylaine Sirard (UFP) 222
Robert Jason Morgan (Equ.) 93
Jean-Marc Fournier
Huntingdon André Chenail 15,512François Boileau 8,302Michel Lavoie 5,261Kenneth Rimmer (BP) 452André Chenail
Iberville Jean Rioux 12,106Jean-Paul Bergeron 11,185 Lucille Méthé 6,731Michel Thiffeault (BP) 376
Benoit Lapointe (Green) 298
Guillaume Tremblay (UFP) 229
Jean-Paul Bergeron
La Pinière Fatima Houda-Pepin 22,474 Marcel Lussier 7,934Gérard Lachance 4,026Inti Ortega (BP) 487Fatima Houda-Pepin
Laporte Michel Audet 18,673Clément Arcand 10,178Judy Fay 3,885Christian Montmarquette (UFP) 489
Patrick Fiset (BP) 487
Mary Bevan-Ouellette (Equ.) 106
André Bourbeau
La Prairie Jean Dubuc 15,805Serge Geoffrion 14,868Yves-André Ferland 6,478Marc Bissonnette (BP) 547
Danielle Maire (UFP) 229
Sylvain Lesage (DCQ) 84
Serge Geoffrion
Marguerite-D'Youville Pierre Moreau 16,368François Beaulne 15,501Luc Pommainville 6,596Yan Lacombe (BP) 550
Maxime Babeu (UFP) 536
François Beaulne
Marie-Victorin Jean-Marc Pelletier 9,799 Cécile Vermette 12,736Michel Lalonde 4,374Pierre Losier-Côté (BP) 462
Marc Lambert (UFP) 452
Daniel Tavéra (Ind.) 134
Cécile Vermette
Richelieu Benoît Lefebvre 10,927 Sylvain Simard 13,286Micheline Ulrich 3,756Marie-Hélène Charbonneau (BP) 407
Nidal Joad (Ind.) 109
Steve Ritter (Ind.) 100
Florette Villemure-Larochelle (DCQ) 74
Sylvain Simard
Saint-Jean Jean-Pierre Paquin 14,758Roger Paquin 13,423Marc-André Legault 6,856 Alexandre Boulerice (UFP) 535
Eric Bédard (BP) 462
Jean Robert (Ind.) 112
Raymond Martin (Ind.) 73
Roger Paquin
Saint-Hyacinthe Pierre Solis 13,137 Léandre Dion 13,870Bernard Barré 7,855François Choquette (UFP) 401Léandre Dion
Shefford Bernard Brodeur 16,391Jean-François de la Chevrotière 10,073Sylvain Barré 8,114Dominic Thibeault (BP) 502
Gilles Dumoulin (UFP) 334
Bernard Brodeur
Soulanges Lucie Charlebois 13,473Gaëtane Legault 8,753Pierre Éloi Talbot 3,549Gloria Sawyer (BP) 327
Sandra Stephenson (Green) 320
Taillon Annie Evrard 13,120 Pauline Marois 17,603Katrine Simard 6,353David Fiset (BP) 556
Gabriel Landry (UFP) 545
Xavier Rochon (Ind.) 216
Pauline Marois
Vachon Brigitte Mercier 12,741 Camil Bouchard 12,960Joëlle Lescop 5,540Denis Durand (BP) 519
Richard St-Onge (UFP) 279
David Payne
Vaudreuil Yvon Marcoux 18,490Carole Cardinal 9,474Luc Tison 3,487Kathleen Mary Mangin (BP) 488
Ernest Semple (Equ.) 120
Yvon Marcoux
Verchères Mario Lebrun 8,720 Bernard Landry 16,963François Pratte 4,585Sébastien Drouin (BP) 505
Marc-André Morvan (UFP) 195
Bernard Landry



Electoral DistrictCandidates Incumbent
 Liberal PQ ADQOther
Anjou Lise Thériault 17,572France Bachand 10,573Martin Janson 4,319Hélène Héroux (M-L) 266Lise Thériault
Bourassa-Sauvé Line Beauchamp 20,175 Kettly Beauregard 8,243Michelle Allaire 3,771Francis Mallette (Green) 327
Sylvain Archambault (Ind.) 261
Denis Gagné (DCQ) 119
Claude Brunelle (M-L) 94
Boris Mospan (Equ.) 44
Michèle Lamquin-Éthier
Line Beauchamp
Bourget Claude Paquette 11,290 Diane Lemieux 15,074 Pierre Bourque 5,747Steve Boudrias (BP) 469
Rosanne Labelle (UFP) 418
Claudette Deschamps (DCQ) 193
Diane Lemieux
Crémazie Michèle Lamquin-Éthier 15,498Hugues Cormier 13,979Manon St-Louis 4,057Jocelyne Desautels (UFP) 686
Claude Trudel (Green) 399
Phillippe Beauvais (BP) 306
Marsha Fine (M-L) 90
Manon Blanchet
Gouin William Aguilar 8,996 André Boisclair 15,890Stéphane Deschênes 2,456Colette Provost (UFP) 1,397
Pierrette Chevalier (Green) 584
Hugô St-Onge (BP) 465
André Boisclair
Hochelaga-Maisonneuve Richer Dompierre 6,210 Louise Harel 13,138Louise Blackburn 2,449Lise Alarie (UFP) 788
Alex Néron (BP) 476
Daniel Breton (Green) 367
Christine Dandenault (M-L) 79
Mario Richard (DCQ) 52
Louise Harel
Jeanne-Mance–Viger Michel Bissonnet 26,801Robert La Rose 4,303Carole Giroux 2,080Eddy Guarino (BP) 365Michel Bissonnet
Anna Mancuso
LaFontaine Tony Tomassi 18,164Line Pelletier 4,939Josée Anello 2,697Patrick Forcier (BP) 323Jean-Claude Gobé
Laurier-Dorion Christos Sirros 16,052Tomas Arbieto 9,775Mario Spina 1,996William Sloan (UFP) 922
Phillippe Morlighem (Green) 595
Sylvain Mainville (BP) 375
Peter Macrisopoulos (M-L) 165
Charles Robidoux (Ind.) 131
Sylvie Charbin (Ind.) 117
Yang Zhang (Equ.) 78
Christos Sirros
Mercier Nathalie Rochefort 8,414 Daniel Turp 13,334Vivian Goulder 1,855 Amir Khadir (UFP) 5,278
Lyne Rivard (BP) 579
Nathalie Rochefort
Pointe-aux-Trembles Daniel Fournier 9,427 Nicole Léger 14,261André Cordeau 4,050Xavier Daxhelet (Green) 457
Julien Ferron (DCQ) 137
Geneviève Royer (M-L) 80
Nicole Léger
Rosemont Marylin Thomas 14,721 Rita Dionne-Marsolais 16,143Denise Larouche 4,248Omar Aktouf (UFP) 1,132
Huguette Plourde (BP) 493
Suzelle Gill (DCQ) 147
Rita Dionne-Marsolais
Sainte-Marie–Saint-Jacques Richard Brosseau 7,989 André Boulerice 13,066Annick Brousseau 2,183Gaétan Breton (UFP) 1,699
Robert Ruffo (Green) 690
Antoine Théorêt-Poupart (BP) 444
Ginette Boutet (M-L) 87
Maria da Luz dos Santos Inacio (DCQ) 59
André Boulerice
Viau William Cusano 17,703 Maka Kotto 6,142 Paolo Tamburello 2,406Guillaume Blouin-Beaudoin (BP) 426
Jocelyne Dupuis (UFP) 324
Yannick Duguay (Ind.) 121
William Cusano


Electoral DistrictCandidates Incumbent
 Liberal PQ ADQOther
Acadie Yvan Bordeleau 23,211 Maria Mourani 6,702Jean-Pierre Chamoun 2,253Johnathan Bérubé (BP) 440
André Parizeau (Ind.) 161
Linda Sullivan (M-L) 111
Marina Paümann (Equ.) 95
Yvan Bordeleau
D'Arcy-McGee Lawrence Bergman 23,968Mathieu Breault 1,087Sylvain James Bowes 520William Shaw (Equ.) 406
Blair Longley (BP) 274
Lawrence Bergman
Jacques-Cartier Geoffrey Kelley 30,035Guy Amyot 1,894Jeffrey Penney 1,253Ryan Young (Green) 727
Keith Henderson (Equ.) 650
Daniel Cormier-Roach (Ind.) 49
Geoffrey Kelley
Marguerite-Bourgeoys Monique Jérôme-Forget 22,807Suzanne Groulx 6,327Brigitte De Laroche 2,524Adam Jastrzebski (Green) 415
Paul Domagala (Equ.) 142
Marc Veilleux (DCQ) 94
Yves le Seigle (M-L) 68
Monique Jérôme-Forget
Marquette François Ouimet 21,232Yves Beauregard 7,672Denise Décoste 3,260Bruce Hulley (Equ.) 289
Garnet Colly (M-L) 179
François Ouimet
Mont-Royal Philippe Couillard 21,021Vincent Gagnon 3,465Nour-Eddine Hajibi 1,240Frank Kiss (Equ.) 256André Tranchemontagne
Nelligan Russell Williams 27,934Micaël Poirier 4,611Sabrina Duguay 2,680Peter Graham (Green) 541
Giuliana Pendenza (Equ.) 233
Russell Williams
Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Russell Copeman 18,911Laurent Malépart 3,460Allan Patrick 1,225Jessica Gal (Green) 1,084
Helene Jutras (BP) 261
Peter Sauvé (Equ.) 246
Thomas Kernan (DCQ) 96
Rachel Hoffman (M-L) 71
Russell Copeman
Outremont Yves Séguin 14,278Marilyse Lapierre 8,218Christian de Serres 1,712Jill Hanley (UFP) 1,818
Maryève Daigle (BP) 345
Louise Charron (M-L) 119
Pierre-Étienne Laporte
Robert-Baldwin Pierre Marsan 28,892Alphonse Boisrond 2,637Alladin Abou Sharbin 1,705Jimmy Kalafatidis (Equ.) 411Pierre Marsan
Saint-Henri–Sainte-Anne Nicole Loiselle 16,004Raymond Munger 9,830Claudette Marullo 2,645Marc-André Payette (UFP) 595
Suzanne Moussette (Green) 439
Nicky Tanguay (BP) 424
Andrzej Jastrzebski (DCQ) 142
Jean-Paul Bédard (M-L) 116
Larry Vitas (Equ.) 52
Nicole Loiselle
Saint-Laurent Jacques Dupuis 24,745William Fayad 4,556Sophie Theoharopoulos 1,834Alain Pérusse (UFP) 325
Fernand Deschamps (M-L) 206
Louis Ottoni (Equ.) 199
Jacques Dupuis
Verdun Henri-François Gautrin 15,185Denis Martel 8,782Sébastien Guérin 3,269Claude Genest (Green) 658
Pascal Durand (UFP) 368
Vincent Aubry (BP) 357
Gilles Noël (DCQ) 104
Normand Chouinard (M-L) 71
Bernard King (Equ.) 63
Robert Lindblad (Ind.) 54
Henri-François Gautrin
Westmount–Saint-Louis Jacques Chagnon 18,330Denise Laroche 2,372Nathalie Beaupré 959 David Fennario (UFP) 718
David John Proctor (BP) 223
Don Donderi (Equ.) 182
Diane Johnston (M-L) 64
Jacques Chagnon


Electoral DistrictCandidates Incumbent
 Liberal PQ ADQOther
Chomedey Thomas Mulcair 25,363Coline Chhay 6,568Vicken Darakdijian 3,384Polyvios Tsakanikas (M-L) 210
Robert Tamilia (Equ.) 148
Thomas Mulcair
Fabre Michelle Courchesne 18,689Nathalie Saint-Pierre 14,428Claude Dugas 6,370Pierre Bibeau (Ind.) 402 Joseph Facal
Laval-des-Rapides Alain Paquet 15,190 Serge Ménard 13,209Philippe Laurin 4,693Louis-Philippe Verenka (Green) 366
Vincent Pelletier (BP) 339
Michelle Marleau (DCQ) 162
Serge Ménard
Mille-Îles Maurice Clermont 19,924Maude Delangis 14,333Gerry La Rocca 5,093Christian Lajoie (Ind.) 244
Régent Millette (DCQ) 113
Lyse Leduc
Vimont Vincent Auclair 17,908Normand Dupont 12,865 François Gaudreau 7,227Serge Légaré (Green) 403
André Pigeon (UFP) 269
François Gaudreau


Electoral DistrictCandidates Incumbent
 Liberal PQ ADQOther
Argenteuil David Whissell 12,645Georges Lapointe 5,906Sylvain Demers 4,372Claude Sabourin (Green) 496
Yannick Charpentier (BP) 292
David Whissell
Bertrand Michelle Montpetit 13,502 Claude Cousineau 14,704Danielle Tremblay 4,834Richard Savignac (Green) 664
Serge Haroun (DCQ) 490
David Rovins (Ind.) 41
Claude Cousineau
Blainville Jocelyne Roch 12,689 Richard Legendre 15,288 Diane Bellemare 7,407Thérèse Hamel (UFP) 394Richard Legendre
Deux-Montagnes Marc Lauzon 12,099 Hélène Robert 12,432 Éric Duhaime 6,907Julien Demers (UFP) 408Hélène Robert
Groulx Pierre Descoteaux 13,763Robert Kieffer 13,460Sophie Cardinal 6,746Denis Letourneux (UFP) 436
Julien Boisvert (BP) 402
Robert Kieffer
Labelle Jean-Pierre Miljours 10,501 Sylvain Pagé 13,530Pascal De Bellefeuille 4,283Anne Léger (Green) 468
André Haché (BP) 274
Sylvain Pagé
Mirabel Réal Proulx 7,529 Denise Beaudoin 10,577 Hubert Meilleur 9,486new district
Prévost Marie-Josée Gouin 11,855 Lucie Papineau 16,159 Martin Camirand 7,087Alexandre Émond (BP) 499
Reine Dubeau (DCQ) 179
Lucie Papineau


Electoral DistrictCandidates Incumbent
 Liberal PQ ADQOther
Berthier Carole Majeau 10,828 Alexandre Bourdeau 12,101 Marie Grégoire 11,014Pierre Gravel (UFP) 632Marie Grégoire
Joliette Robert Groulx 11,161 Jonathan Valois 13,103 Sylvie Lespérance 7,114Mathieu Lessard (UFP) 1,149

Marco Geoffroy (BP) 667

Sylvie Lespérance
L'Assomption Sylvie Thouin 14,111 Jean-Claude St-André 16,965Daniel Labrecque 7,053Bob Aubin (Green) 602

Gilbert Morin (UFP) 356

Jean-Claude St-André
Masson Richard Marcotte 11,371 Luc Thériault 15,445Nathalie Filion 7,637Gilles Labbé
Rousseau Michel F. Brunet 9,127 François Legault 14,079François Girouard 5,645Alex Boisdequin-Lefort (UFP) 324
Gérard Gauthier (DCQ) 249
François Legault
Terrebonne Marcel Théorêt 11,353 Jocelyne Caron 17,327Jean-Pierre Parrot 6,463Marco Legrand (UFP) 440Jocelyne Caron


Electoral DistrictCandidates Incumbent
 Liberal PQ ADQOther
Chapleau Benoît Pelletier 18,774Sylvie Simard 6,512Berthe Miron 3,949Daniel Leblanc-Poirier (BP) 402
Jean Marois (UFP) 331
Gabriel Girard-Bernier (M-L) 122
Benoît Pelletier
Gatineau Réjean Lafrenière 16,481Dominique Bedwell 6,663Brian Gibb 3,494Julie Mercier (UFP) 423
Françoise Roy (M-L) 95
Réjean Lafrenière
Hull Roch Cholette 16,262Raphaël Déry 7,234Jean-François LaRue 3,663Denise Veilleux (UFP) 677
Stéphane Salko (BP) 305
Maxime Gauld (Ind.) 155
Benoit Legros (M-L) 72
Gheorghe Irimia (Ind.) 37
Roch Cholette
Papineau Norman MacMillan 17,933Gilles Hébert 8,279Serge Charette 3,833Nathalie Gratton (Green) 576
Dominique Marceau (UFP) 286
Norman MacMillan
Pontiac Charlotte L'Écuyer 17,885Luc Côté 3,133Victor Bilodeau 1,830Serge Tanguay (UFP) 392
Louis Lang (M-L) 132
Robert Middlemiss

Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Nord-du-Québec

Electoral DistrictCandidates Incumbent
 Liberal PQ ADQOther
Abitibi-Est Pierre Corbeil 9,056Lorraine Morissette 7,110Serge Allard 4,477Guy Cloutier (BP) 286
Samuel Dupras-Doroftei (Ind.) 202
André Pelletier
Abitibi-Ouest Jean-Louis Carignan 7,960 François Gendron 9,677 Claude Morin 3,661François Gendron
Rouyn-Noranda–Témiscamingue Daniel Bernard 10,347 Rémy Trudel 9,673 Pierre Brien 7,849Patrick Rancourt (UFP) 507Rémy Trudel
Ungava Don Bubar 4,258 Michel Létourneau 5,744Gloria Trudeau 1,460Michel Létourneau

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