Bernard Patry

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Bernard Patry
Member of Parliament
for Pierrefonds—Dollard
In office
1993 – 2011
Preceded by Gerry Weiner
Succeeded by Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe
Personal details
Born (1943-01-30) January 30, 1943 (age 71)
Montreal, Quebec
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Françoise Haxaire
Residence Montreal
Profession Physician

Bernard Patry (born January 30, 1943 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian politician. He was a Member of Parliament for the riding of Pierrefonds—Dollard from 1993 to 2011 as well as President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Francophonie - l'Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie - as of 2003.

Dr. Patry was a general practitioner and one of the founders of the Pierrefonds Medical Clinic. He began his political career in 1968, at the age of 25, becoming a city councillor in L'Île-Bizard, Quebec and one year later, one of the youngest mayors in Quebec. He was re-elected mayor five times and led his city for 18 years.

Dr. Patry was first elected to Parliament in 1993 as a Liberal candidate in the riding of Pierrefonds—Dollard, a post he held until 2011. During this time, he notably served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development from 1996 to 1998. He was also the Chair of Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade from 2002 to 2006.

International Honours[edit]

In March 1998, he was awarded the title of “Chevalier” and in March 2003, the title of “Commandeur” of the Ordre de la Pléiade, which seeks to promote dialogue between francophone cultures.

List of Parliamentary Committees[edit]

Shortly after his arrival on Parliament Hill in 1993, Dr. Patry was active on a number of committees, including, inter alia:

  • The Sub-Committee on HIV-AIDS
  • The Standing Committee on Industry
  • The Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Northern Affairs
  • The Standing Committee on Health
  • The Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Other Political Activity[edit]

Dr. Patry further served as Vice-Chair of the Prime Minister’s Task Force on Urban Affairs in 2001. Prior to this, he had chaired the Quebec Liberal Caucus of the Liberal Party of Canada from 1995-1996.

Personal life[edit]

Dr. Patry is married to Françoise Haxaire. He has two sons and two granddaughters.

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe 16,390 34.13 +23.58
Liberal Bernard Patry 14,632 30.47 -16.47
Conservative Agop Evereklian 12,901 26.86 +1.03
Bloc Québécois Nicolas Jolicoeur 2,392 4.98 -4.55
Green Jonathan Lumer 1,710 3.56 -3.35
Total valid votes/Expense limit 48,025 100.00
Total rejected ballots 343 0.71 +0.06
Turnout 48,368 59.20 +1.39
Eligible voters 81,704
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Bernard Patry 21,468 46.94 -4.18 $44,617
Conservative Pierre-Olivier Brunelle 11,815 25.83 +2.75 $85,049
New Democratic Shameem Siddiqui 4,823 10.55 +2.87 $0
Bloc Québécois Reny Gagnon 4,357 9.53 -2.84 $6,647
Green Ryan Young 3,161 6.91 +1.37 $1,652
Marxist–Leninist Marsha Fine 111 0.24 +0.04
Total valid votes/Expense limit 45,735 100.00 $85,897
Total rejected ballots 300 0.65 -0.04
Turnout 46,035 57.81 -2.08
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Bernard Patry 24,388 51.12 -12.45 $40,479
Conservative Don Rae 11,013 23.08 +12.32 $51,979
Bloc Québécois Denis Martel 5,901 12.37 -3.58 $9,446
New Democratic Shameem Siddiqui 3,664 7.68 +2.21 $3,754
Green Leo Williams 2,645 5.54 +2.53 $1,073
Marxist–Leninist Garnet Colly 96 0.20 +0.05
Total valid votes/Expense limit 47,707 100.00 $80,758
Total rejected ballots 331 0.69 -0.08
Turnout 48,038 59.89 +0.13
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Bernard Patry 29,601 63.57 -9.28 $43,521
Bloc Québécois Marie-Hélène Brunet 7,426 15.95 +4.96 $9,961
Conservative Andrea Paine 5,010 10.76 -1.22 $30,293
New Democratic Danielle Lustgarten 2,545 5.47 +3.42 $3,022
Green Theodore Kouretas 1,401 3.01
Marijuana Jean-François Labrecque 511 1.10 -1.03
Marxist–Leninist Garnet Colly 71 0.15
Total valid votes/Expense limit 46,565 100.00 $79,686
Total rejected ballots 365 0.78
Turnout 46,930 58.76

Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Bernard Patry 39,357 72.85 +6.42
Bloc Québécois Sylvie Brousseau 5,937 10.99 +0.22
Alliance Neil Drabkin 3,481 6.44 +4.48
Progressive Conservative John Profit 2,991 5.54 -12.67
Marijuana Jean-François Labrecque 1,149 2.13
New Democratic Adam Hodgins 1,109 2.05 +0.22
Total valid votes 54,024 100.00

Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997 election.

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Bernard Patry 38,476 66.43 +1.45
Progressive Conservative Neil Drabkin 10,546 18.21 +5.03
Bloc Québécois Normand Jean D'Ambrosio 6,239 10.77 -6.64
Reform Robert Laganière 1,134 1.96
New Democratic David Lyons 1,060 1.83 +0.43
Natural Law Céline Chamard 465 0.80 +0.02
Total valid votes 57,920 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Bernard Patry 39,947 64.98 +24.77
Bloc Québécois René de Cotret Opzoomer 10,712 17.41
Progressive Conservative Gerry Weiner 8,106 13.18 -36.59
New Democratic Catherine J. Rideout-Erais 864 1.40 -5.57
Natural Law Ruby Finkelstein 480 0.78
National Carlos Roldan 474 0.77
Libertarian Hugh Rowe 410 0.67 +0.12
Independent Lionel Albert 386 0.63
Commonwealth of Canada Glenford Charles 108 0.18 +0.04
Total valid votes 61,514 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Gerry Weiner 27,532 49.77
Liberal Bernard Patry 22,244 40.21
New Democratic Pierre Razik 3,854 6.97
Rhinoceros Jean-François Lafond 856 1.55
Independent William Short 452 0.82
Libertarian Hugh Rowe 302 0.55
Commonwealth of Canada Michel Haddad 77 0.14
Total valid votes 55,317 100.00

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