Gilles Loiselle

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Gilles Loiselle, PC (born May 20, 1929 in Ville-Marie, Quebec) is a retired Canadian politician.

Elected in the 1988 federal election, Loiselle immediately joined the cabinet of Brian Mulroney due to his experience as a diplomat and senior civil servant. In 1990, he was elevated to the post of President of the Treasury Board and, in 1993, he served as Minister of Finance in the short-lived government of Kim Campbell.

Loiselle, a Progressive Conservative, was defeated in the 1993 election. The Tories were cut down to two seats, and Loiselle himself was held to third place. To date, Loiselle is the only Finance Minister not to have tabled a budget during his time in cabinet.

Electoral Record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1988: Langelier
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
     Progressive Conservative Gilles Loiselle 24,555 46.65
Liberal Marielle Guay-Migneault 14,843 28.20
     New Democratic Party Pauline Gingras 10,586 20.11
Green Gilles Fontaine 1,931 3.67
     N/A (Marxist-Leninist) France Tremblay 402 0.76
     Independent Alexandre Roy 319 0.61
Total valid votes 52,636 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,270
Turnout 53,906 72.54
Electors on the lists 74,312

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25th Ministry – Cabinet of Kim Campbell
Cabinet Post (1)
Predecessor Office Successor
Don Mazankowski Minister of Finance
1993
Paul Martin
24th Ministry – Cabinet of Brian Mulroney
Cabinet Post (1)
Predecessor Office Successor
Robert de Cotret President of the Treasury Board
1990–1993
Jim Edwards
Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Michel Côté, Progressive Conservative
Member of Parliament for Langelier
1988-1993
Succeeded by
Christiane Gagnon, B.Q.