Carole Poirier

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Carole Poirier
MNA for Hochelaga-Maisonneuve
Incumbent
Assumed office
2008
Preceded by Louise Harel
Personal details
Born (1958-10-02) October 2, 1958 (age 55)
Montreal
Political party Parti Québécois

Carole Poirier (born 2 October 1958) is a politician in the Canadian province of Quebec, who was elected to represent the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district in the National Assembly of Quebec in the 2008 provincial election. She is a member of the Parti Québécois (PQ).

Poirier is a graduate from the Université du Québec à Montréal with certificates in administration, municipal services management and public services administration. She also obtained a master's degree in public administration from the École nationale d'administration publique.

From 1997 to 2006, she was the cabinet director for the Minister of employment and social solidarity (1997–1998), the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Metropolitan (1998–2002), the President of the National Assembly of Quebec (2002–2003) and the leader of the official opposition (2005–2006). She was also the treasurer and political organizer for the PQ's Hochelaga-Maisonneuve office.

Electoral record[edit]

Quebec general election, 2008: Hochelaga-Maisonneuve
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
     Parti Québécois Carole Poirier 10,530 54.31 +1.60
Liberal Julie Tremblay 4,115 21.22 +7.66
     Québec solidaire Serge Mongeau 2,508 12.93 +3.26
     Action démocratique Jean-Levy Champagne 1,303 6.72 -8.82
Green Sylvie Woods 817 4.21 -2.88
Marxist–Leninist Christine Dandenault 117 0.60 +0.34
Total valid votes 19,390 98.39
Total rejected ballots 317 1.61
Turnout 19,707 47.82 -14.36
Electors on the lists 41,210
Source: Official Results, Le Directeur général des élections du Québec.

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