Guy André

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Guy André
Member of Parliament
for Berthier—Maskinongé
In office
2004–2011
Preceded by Electoral district created
Succeeded by Ruth Ellen Brosseau
Personal details
Born (1959-11-17) November 17, 1959 (age 55)
Montreal, Quebec
Political party Bloc Québécois
Residence Pointe-du-Lac, Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Profession coordinator, mediator, political assistant, social worker, teacher

Guy André (born November 17, 1959 in Montreal, Quebec) was a Bloc Québécois member of the Canadian House of Commons from the riding of Berthier—Maskinongé.

A social worker who lives in Pointe-du-Lac, a former city which is now a borough of Trois-Rivières, André was first elected in 2004. He was reelected without serious difficulty until he was defeated by NDP challenger Ruth Ellen Brosseau in the unexpected "orange wave" that swept through Quebec in 2011 election. André had never received less than 45 percent of the vote, but was held to only 29.4 percent in 2011.

He was considered a member of the "pur et dur" (hardline) faction of the Quebec sovereignty movement.[1]

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011: Berthier—Maskinongé
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Ruth Ellen Brosseau 22,484 39.63%
Bloc Québécois Guy André 16,668 29.38%
Liberal Francine Gaudet 8,109 14.29%
Conservative Marie-Claude Godue 7,909 13.94%
Green Léonie Matteau 1,193 2.10%
Rhinoceros Martin Jubinville 375 0.66%
Total 56,738 100.00%
Source: "Berthier—Maskinongé election results". Elections Canada. May 2, 2011. Retrieved April 4, 2011. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Plante, Louise (May 4, 2011). "Ruth-Ellen Brosseau: fantôme et anglophone?". Le Nouvelliste (in French) (Trois-Rivières, Quebec). Retrieved May 4, 2011. 

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