Daniel Paillé

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Daniel Paillé
Daniel Paillé.jpg
Leader of the Bloc Québécois
In office
December 11, 2011 – December 16, 2013
Preceded by Vivian Barbot (interim)
Succeeded by Mario Beaulieu
Member of Parliament for Hochelaga
In office
November 9, 2009 – May 30, 2011
Preceded by Réal Ménard
Succeeded by Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet
MNA for Prévost
In office
1994 – November 19, 1996
Preceded by Paul-André Forget
Succeeded by Lucie Papineau
Personal details
Born (1950-04-01) April 1, 1950 (age 64)
Montreal, Quebec
Political party Parti Québécois (provincial)
Bloc Québécois (federal)

Daniel Paillé (born April 1, 1950) is a Canadian politician, who represented the riding of Prévost in the National Assembly of Quebec from 1994 to 1996 as a member of the Parti Québécois, and represented the district of Hochelaga in the House of Commons of Canada as a member of the Bloc Québécois. He was elected leader of the Bloc Québécois with 62 percent of the vote on December 11, 2011. Paillé stepped down as leader on December 16, 2013 due to health reasons.[1]

Life and career[edit]

He was first elected in the 1994 election, and served as Industry minister in the government of Jacques Parizeau. He resigned as an MNA on November 19, 1996 to accept a job as vice-president of Quebec's Société générale de financement.

He was appointed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2007 to investigate allegations that the Liberal Party had engaged in improper polling practices prior to the 2006 election, although his final report found evidence of substantial irregularities in Harper's own Conservative Party as well.[2]

Paillé ran as a Bloc Québécois candidate in the federal by-election in Hochelaga on November 9, 2009, and won election to the House of Commons.[3] His nephew, Pascal-Pierre Paillé, was elected as a Bloc Québécois MP for Louis-Hébert in the 2008 election.

Paillé lost his seat in the 2011 election which also resulted in the defeat and resignation of Gilles Duceppe (the previous BQ leader) and the reduction of the BQ to four seats. He was defeated by the NDP's Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet. Despite losing his seat, he succeeded Gilles Duceppe as Party Leader in the 2011 Bloc Québécois leadership election. Paillé defeated two sitting Bloc Québécois Members of Parliament to be elected BQ leader on December 11, 2011.[4]

Electoral record[edit]

Support by Ballot
Candidate 1st ballot 2nd ballot
Votes cast  % Votes cast  %
Daniel Paillé.jpg PAILLÉ, Daniel 5,659 44.05% 7,868 61.28%
Maria Mourani 2008.jpg MOURANI, Maria 3,613 28.13% 4,972 38.72%
FORTIN, Jean-François 3,574 27.82% Eliminated
Total 12,846 100.0% 12,840 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 2011: Hochelaga
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     New Democratic Party Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet 22,314 48.17 +33.72 $18,453
     Bloc Québécois Daniel Paillé 14,451 31.20 -18.53 $46,974
Liberal Gilbert Thibodeau 5,064 10.93 -9.74 $17,622
     Conservative Audrey Castonguay 3,126 6.75 -2.45 $5,647
Green Yaneisy Delgado Dihigo 798 1.72 -2.54 not listed
Rhinoceros Hugo Samson Veillette 246 0.53 +0.03 none listed
     Communist Marianne Breton Fontaine 180 0.39 -0.01 $1,772
     Marxist-Leninist Christine Dandenault 143 0.31 -0.08 none listed
Total valid votes 46,322 100.00
Total rejected ballots 725
Turnout 47,047 58.43 +0.19
Electors on the lists 80,515
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada. Percentage change figures refer to voting shifts as compared with the 2008 general election, not the 2009 by-election.
Canadian federal by-election, November 9, 2009: Hochelaga
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Bloc Québécois Daniel Paillé 8,989 51.16 +1.43 $54,233
     New Democratic Party Jean-Claude Rocheleau 3,444 19.60 +5.15 $69,082
Liberal Robert David 2,519 14.34 -6.33 $23,211
     Conservative Stéphanie Cloutier 1,768 10.06 +0.86 $37,337
Green Christine Lebel 572 3.26 -1.00 not listed
neorhino.ca Gabrielle Anctil 129 0.73 +0.23 $130
     Marxist-Leninist Christine Dandenault 79 0.45 +0.06 $349
     Independent John Turmel 69 0.39 none listed
Total valid votes 17,569 100.00
Total rejected ballots 264
Turnout 17,833 22.63 -35.61
Electors on the lists 78,801
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.

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