|MNA for Hull|
|Preceded by||Jocelyne Ouellette|
|Succeeded by||Robert LeSage|
|Member of Parliament for Hull—Aylmer|
|Preceded by||Gaston Isabelle|
|Succeeded by||Marcel Massé|
|Born||28 August 1935
|Died||27 June 1998 (aged 62)|
|Political party||Quebec Liberal Party
Liberal Party of Canada → Bloc Québécois
Rocheleau was born in Hull, Quebec, he was a businessman by career. His post-secondary education was at the University of Ottawa. He became a city councillor in 1967, then mayor from 1974 to 1981. He was elected as a member of the National Assembly of Quebec in 1981, under the province's Liberal party in Hull. He was again elected to the Assembly in 1985 and became a cabinet minister in Premier Robert Bourassa's administration.
He left provincial politics to campaign in the 1988 federal election in the Hull—Aylmer electoral district for the national Liberal party. He served in the 34th Canadian Parliament until he left the party on 2 July 1990 following the implosion of the Meech Lake Accord. After several months as an independent, he became a charter member of the Bloc Québécois party on 20 December 1990.
He was married twice: to Denise Gagné in 1956 and then later to Hélène Roy.
Rocheleau died in Hull at the age of 62.
Electoral record (partial)
|Canadian federal election, 1993|
|Bloc Québécois||Gilles Rocheleau||14,293||27.20|
|Prog. Conservative||Pierre Chénier||3,244||6.17||-25.70|
|New Democratic||Francine Bourque||1,346||2.56||-12.83|
|Natural Law||Robert Mayer||401||0.76|
|Total valid votes||52,548||100.00|
|Canadian federal election, 1988|
|Prog. Conservative||Nicole Moreault||14,849||31.87||-5.15|
|New Democratic||Danielle Lapointe-Vienneau||7,170||15.39||-4.23|
|Rhinoceros||Denis Le Citron Patenaude||661||1.42|
|Total valid votes||46,591||100.00|
|Quebec general election, 1981: Hull|
|Parti Québécois||Jocelyne Ouellette||15,116||48.30|
|Union Nationale||Joe McGovern||263||0.84||–|
|Total valid votes||31,294||100.00|
|Rejected and declined votes||530|
|Electors on the lists||39,686|
- Normandin, Pierre G. (1989). Canadian Parliamentary Guide. InfoGlobe.
- Gilles Rocheleau – Parliament of Canada biography
- "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
- Hansard (House of Commons Debates) #128: The Late Gilles Rocheleau, 29 September 1998.
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