Quebec general election, 2007

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Quebec general election, 2007
Quebec
2003 ←
members
March 26, 2007 → 2008
members

125 seats in the 38th National Assembly of Quebec
63 seats were needed for a majority
Turnout 71.23%
  First party Second party Third party
  Jean Charest.jpg MarioDumont.JPG AndréBoisclair.png
Leader Jean Charest Mario Dumont André Boisclair
Party Liberal Action démocratique Parti Québécois
Leader since April 30, 1998 1994 November 15, 2005
Leader's seat Sherbrooke Rivière-du-Loup Pointe-aux-Trembles
Last election 76 seats, 45.99% 4 seats, 18.18% 45 seats, 33.24%
Seats won 48 41 36
Seat change -28 +37 -9
Popular vote 1,313,664 1,224,412 1,125,546
Percentage 33.08% 30.84% 28.35%
Swing -12.91% +12.63% -4.91%

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Map of Quebec's ridings coloured in to indicate ridings won by each party and their popular vote. PLQ (red): 48 seats; ADQ (blue): 41 seats; PQ (cyan): 36 seats.

Premier before election

Jean Charest
Liberal

Elected Premier

Jean Charest
Liberal

Seating plan following the election.

The Quebec general election of 2007 was held in the Canadian province of Quebec on March 26, 2007 to elect members of the 38th National Assembly of Quebec. The Quebec Liberal Party led by Jean Charest managed to win a plurality of seats, but were reduced to a minority government, Quebec's first in 129 years, since the 1878 general election. The Action démocratique du Québec, in a major breakthrough, became the official opposition. The Parti Québécois was relegated to third-party status for the first time since the 1973 election. The Liberals won their lowest share of the popular vote since Confederation, and the PQ won their lowest share since 1973 and their second lowest ever.[1] Each of the three major parties won nearly one-third of the popular vote, the closest three-way split in Quebec electoral history until the 2012 election. Voter turnout among those eligible was 71.23%, a marginal difference from the previous general election in 2003.[2][3]

This was the first time since the 1970s that a government was not returned for its second term with a majority.

Overview[edit]

With just over a year left in the government's five year mandate, the Liberals called an election for March 26, 2007.

In August 2006, there were widespread rumours of an election to be held in the fall with speculation that Premier Jean Charest wanted to hold elections before a federal election would be held.

Benoît Pelletier, the minister responsible for electoral reform, had announced his plan to table two bills about election reform during the fall, possibly leading to a referendum on voting system reform to be held concurrently with the election.[4] However, as of December 2006, this plan has been put off indefinitely due to strong resistance to the idea of proportional representation from within the Liberal Party.[5]

Speculation grew that a provincial election would be held following the federal budget. It was thought that the federal Conservative government would present a budget that would address the perceived fiscal imbalance. This measure would help Charest argue that his government was more effective in getting concessions from the federal government than a PQ government would be. With polls showing Charest's Liberals ahead of the opposition for the first time in several years, speculation intensified that Charest would not wait until the federal budget to call a provincial election but call one in the winter to take advantage of both of these developments. Charest recalled the legislature early in order to table a provincial budget on February 20, 2007. On the same day, federal Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty announced that the federal budget would be tabled on March 19, clearing the way for Charest to set a provincial election for a week later in hopes of benefiting from Flaherty's budget. On February 21, Charest called the election for March 26.

Issues[edit]

Charest wants to negotiate a solution to the problem of the fiscal imbalance between the federal and provincial governments with Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

André Boisclair, leader of the Parti Québécois, had said he would hold a referendum (or "popular consultation", as in the party platform) on the issue of Quebec independence as soon as possible after an election win.[6]

Multiculturalism, secularism and the place of cultural and religious minorities in Quebec were issues in this election. There was a large scale debate over "reasonable accommodation" towards cultural minorities, and a few political leaders expressed their views on the question. Mario Dumont, leader of the Action démocratique, took a clearer position on the question than the others, calling on the majority to protect some elements of national identity and values such as gender equality, and suggesting that a Quebec Constitution be written, in which the privileges cultural minorities are to be given would be clarified.[7]

Timeline[edit]

  • 2005
  • 2006
    • February 4 - Québec solidaire, a new left-wing party, is formed from the merger of the Union des forces progressistes party and the Option citoyenne political movement.
    • February 28 - Raymond Bachand enters cabinet as Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade. In this same cabinet shuffle, Thomas Mulcair loses the job of Environment minister to Claude Béchard. Some pundits speculate that Mulcair was punished for his opposition to the Mont Orford condo development project.
    • April 10 - The Parti Québécois keeps the riding of Sainte-Marie–Saint-Jacques in a by-election. Martin Lemay is elected with 41.2% of the vote. Notably, Manon Massé, the candidate from Québec solidaire, finishes third with 22.2% of the vote in this working-class district, while the Action démocratique only gets 1.9% of the vote, down from 8.3% in the 2003 general election.
    • August 14 - By-elections are held in Pointe-aux-Trembles and Taillon. André Boisclair is unsurprisingly and easily elected in Pointe-aux-Trembles, the Liberals and Action démocratique having declined to field candidates against him. The Greens place second with 12% and Québec solidaire, third with 8%. Marie Malavoy of the Parti Québécois is elected in Taillon.
    • August 22 - Boisclair and Malavoy are sworn in as members of the National Assembly. Boisclair becomes opposition leader.
    • October 17 - The fall session of the National Assembly starts, with the current crisis in Quebec's forestry industry as the most important issue.
    • November 27 - In a vote of 266 to 16, The Canadian House of Commons voted to recognise Québécois as a nation within a unified Canada, once again putting the issue of independence in the spotlight.
  • 2007
    • January 19 - Radio-Canada reveals that Pierre Descoteaux, Liberal member from Groulx, almost crossed the floor to the Parti Québécois during the fall 2006.[8]
    • January 22 - During a visit to France, André Boisclair meets Ségolène Royal, Socialist candidate for the 2007 presidential election. At this occasion, Royal expresses her support for the "liberty and sovereignty" of Quebec.[9] After being criticized by several French media and French and Canadian politicians, such as prime minister Stephen Harper and opposition leader Stéphane Dion, Royal clarifies her thought by saying that she was not interfering in Canadian internal affairs or trying to dictate Quebec's policy, but that the future of Quebec will have to be decided by Quebecers.[10]
    • February 14 - Pierre Arcand, former president of Corus and presumed Liberal candidate in Mont-Royal, expresses his displeasure with Action démocratique leader Mario Dumont by comparing him with Jean-Marie Le Pen. In response, Dumont threatens legal action but Arcand refuses to apologize. Premier Jean Charest stands by his candidate, and is called a "little partisan premier" by Dumont.[11]
    • February 20 - Finance minister Michel Audet tables a budget. Among other measures, this budget promises income tax reductions of 250 million dollars and allocates new sums of money to the health and education systems, as well as to the maintenance of roads and bridges. Spending is also increased for the protection of the environment and for the regions' economic development.[12]
    • February 21 - Premier Jean Charest calls a general election for March 26.[13][14]
    • March 1 - Radio DJ Louis Champagne of Saguenay creates a controversy by attacking André Boisclair and the Parti Québécois candidate in Saguenay, Sylvain Gaudreault, over their homosexuality, saying that the factory workers of Jonquière would never vote for gays. He also says the Parti Québécois is like a "club of fags". (Gaudreault went on to win the riding.) Boisclair responds that Champagne's remarks are insulting towards the people of Saguenay. Premier Charest and Action démocratique leader Dumont also condemn the attacks. Champagne is later suspended from his job and has to apologize.
    • March 4 - Jean-François Plante, the Action démocratique candidate in Deux-Montagnes, makes controversial comments about women on his blog. Among other things, he questions the provincial government's policies of affirmative action for women and of wage equity between traditionally masculine and feminine occupations, claiming that they lead to discrimination against men. He retracts his comments on the next day, but also accuses André Boisclair of "playing" his homosexuality when it helps him. As a result, he is forced to withdraw his candidacy on March 8. He is replaced as ADQ candidate in Deux-Montagnes by Lucie Leblanc.
    • March 6 - Premier Jean Charest brings the issue of Quebec independence at the forefront of the campaign by saying, while speaking with an English-language journalist, that he does not believe that in the case of separation, Quebec would necessarily keep its territorial integrity. Charest later claims that what he had actually wanted to say was that Quebec was indivisible, but his opponents recall comments he had made in 1996, while he was the leader of the federal Progressive Conservatives, to the effect that in the case of a "yes" result in the 1995 referendum, the Cree and Inuit would have had a good legal basis on which to declare independence from Quebec.
    • March 8 - Newspaper La Presse publishes an article claiming that in a 2003 book, Robin Philpot, Parti Québécois candidate in Saint-Henri–Sainte-Anne, had denied that a genocide had taken place in Rwanda in 1994. Philpot later says that he had not denied that massacres had taken place, but that he wanted people to remember that they had been committed by all parties to the conflict. André Boisclair says that he is "hurt" by his candidate's comments and reminds that the existence of the Rwandan genocide is not in question.
    • March 13 - The leaders debate took place in Quebec City. The Liberals, the Parti Québécois and the Action démocratique du Québec took part but Québec solidaire and the Green party were not invited to participate.
    • March 19 - The federal government releases a budget which gives Quebec 2.3 billion dollars.
    • March 23 - There is widespread outcry when poll clerks are instructed on how to let women wearing the niqāb, an Islamic face veil, vote. After the longstanding policy was criticized by all three main parties, the chief electoral officer reversed his decision and stated that all voters would have to show their face, but not before being inundated by complaints from people opposed to this form of reasonable accommodation for the immigrant population. Meanwhile, women who actually wear the niqāb say they were never opposed to showing their face when voting.[15]
    • March 26 - Election date.

Major parties[edit]

Results[edit]

The overall results were:[16]


e • d Summary of the 26 March 2007 National Assembly of Quebec election results
Party Party leader Candi-
dates
Seats Popular vote
2003 Dissol. 2007 Change % # % Change
Liberal Jean Charest 125 76 72 48 -28 38.40% 1,313,664 33.08% -12.91%
     Action démocratique du Québec Mario Dumont 125 4 5 41 +37 32.80% 1,224,412 30.84% +12.63%
     Parti Québécois André Boisclair 125 45 45 36 -9 28.80% 1,125,546 28.35% -4.91%
Green Scott McKay 108 - - - - - 152,885 3.85% +3.41%
     Québec solidaire Régent Séguin 123 - - - - - 144,418 3.64% +2.58%
     Marxist-Leninist Pierre Chénier 24 - - - - - 2,091 0.05% -0.02%
     Bloc pot Hugô St-Onge 9 - - - - - 1,564 0.04% -0.56%
     Christian Democracy Gilles Noël 12 - - - - - 1,548 0.04% -0.05%
     Independents and no affiliation 28 - 1 - - - 4,490 0.11% -0.11%
     Vacant 2  
Total 679 125 125 125 - 100% 3,970,618 100%  
Source: (official)

Notes:

"Change" refers to change from previous election
Séguin is officially leader of Québec solidaire, but the main spokespersons for the party are Françoise David and Amir Khadir.
Results for Québec solidaire are compared to the 2003 results for the Union des forces progressistes.

Results by region[edit]

Results by region and riding
Party Name 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Liberal Seats: 1 0 2 1 5 20 5 0 0 0 1 1 5 0 1 6 0
Popular Vote (%): 32.67 32.70 28.02 29.03 34.09 47.20 45.42 30.41 21.64 32.52 41.67 28.25 39.35 17.13 23.41 28.86 26.67
     Action démocratique Seats: 1 0 7 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 5 5 8 3
     Popular Vote (%): 36.88 21.85 41.55 39.03 28.05 15.16 21.41 24.95 25.08 21.48 14.92 51.69 28.49 40.33 36.27 33.41 40.42
     Parti Québécois Seats: 2 5 2 0 0 8 0 3 2 1 3 0 0 1 2 7 0
     Popular Vote (%): 26.79 41.09 23.63 28.70 29.63 24.03 22.36 39.22 48.35 41.41 39.42 16.36 25.40 36.15 34.65 30.98 27.59
Parties below won no seats
Green Popular Vote (%): 2.10 1.63 3.48 1.37 4.53 6.74 6.78 0 2.49 0 0.58 1.70 3.99 3.41 3.03 3.57 1.01
     QS Popular Vote (%): 1.56 2.69 2.97 2.65 3.58 6.32 3.81 5.42 2.43 4.60 3.42 1.91 2.51 2.98 2.61 2.95 3.80
     M-LPQ Popular Vote (%): 0 0 0.02 0 0 0.95 0.22 0 0 0 0 0.01 0.05 0 0 0.01 0
     Bloc pot Popular Vote (%): 0 0 0 0 0 0.72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.09 0
     CDPQ Popular Vote (%): 0 0 0.18 0.04 0 0.48 0 0 0 0 0 0.05 0 0 0 0 0
     Independent Popular Vote (%): 0 0.04 0.14 0.35 0.17 0.80 0 0 0 0 0 0.03 0 0 0.04 0.13 0.50
Total seats: 4 5 11 5 6 28 5 3 2 1 4 8 5 6 8 21 3

Results by place[edit]

Party Seats Second Third Fourth Fifth Sixth Seventh Eighth Ninth Total
Liberal 48 32 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 125
     Action démocratique 41 46 32 4 2 0 0 0 0 125
     Parti Québécois 36 42 44 3 0 0 0 0 0 125
Green 0 3 3 76 26 0 0 0 0 108
     Québec solidaire 0 2 1 42 78 0 0 0 0 123
     Marxist–Leninist 0 0 0 0 0 13 6 4 1 24
     Bloc pot 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 0 0 9
     Christian Democracy 0 0 0 0 0 9 3 0 0 12
     Independents 0 0 0 0 4 18 4 2 0 28

Opinion polls[edit]

Polling Firm Last Date of Polling Link Liberal Parti Québécois Action démocratique Québec solidaire Green (PVQ) Other
Angus Reid Strategies March 24, 2007

PDF

31 29 30 5 6 0
Léger Marketing March 24, 2007

PDF

35 29 26 4 5 1
CROP March 22, 2007

PDF

34 28 25 5 8 0
Strategic Counsel March 21, 2007

HTML

30 31 28 5 6 0
Strategic Counsel March 16, 2007

PDF

30 32 26 5 7 0
Léger Marketing March 15, 2007

PDF

33 30 30 3 4 0
SES March 14–15, 2007

HTML

26 24 15 4 5 (26 Unsure)
CROP March 13, 2007

PDF

30 30 31 4 4 1
CROP March 8, 2007

PDF

33 29 26 6 6 0
Léger Marketing March 1, 2007

PDF

36 29 25 5 5 0
Léger Marketing February 24, 2007

PDF

37 28 23 6 6 0
CROP February 20, 2007 PDF 35 32 18 5 10 0
CROP February 15, 2007 HTML 35 33 19 5 8 0
Léger Marketing February 10, 2007

PDF

36 31 21 5 5 2
Léger Marketing January 28, 2007 PDF 34 32 24 5 5 0
CROP January 28, 2007 HTML 37 34 12 4 8 1
Léger Marketing December 5, 2006 PDF 36 35 20 7 6 0
Environics October, 2006 HTML 31 50 12 3 4 0
CROP September 24, 2006 HTML 37 37 12 4 9 1
CROP August 28, 2006 HTML 32 37 13 7 9 2
Léger Marketing June 25, 2006 PDF 37 33 17 6 7 0
CROP June 25, 2006 HTML 32 35 16 7 9 1
Léger Marketing April 30, 2006 PDF 29 34 15 8 7 7
Léger Marketing March 12, 2006 PDF 32 43 11 6 8 0
  • *Swammer performs "live" trend analysis, meaning the results are updated daily.

Campaign slogans[edit]

  • Action démocratique du Québec: Au Québec, on passe à l'action - In Quebec, We're Taking Action
  • Parti libéral du Québec: Unis pour réussir - Moving Forward Together
  • Parti Québécois: Reconstruisons notre Québec - Rebuild Our Quebec
  • Parti vert du Québec: Je vote - I vote
  • Québec solidaire: Soyons lucides, votons solidaire - Let's Be Clear-Eyed, Let's Vote for Solidarity

Incumbent MNAs not running for re-election[edit]

Liberals[edit]

Péquistes[edit]

Independent[edit]

List of candidates[edit]

The results in each riding (electoral division) were:[17]

Cabinet members and party leaders are in bold type.

Bas-Saint-Laurent and Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine[edit]

Electoral district Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PQ   ADQ   QS   Green   Other
Bonaventure Nathalie Normandeau 10,221 Doris Chapados 5,710 Karine Delarosbil 2,357 Hélène Morin 1,039 Nathalie Normandeau
Gaspé Georges Mamelonet 7,022 Guy Lelièvre 7,662 Bruno Cloutier 3,162 Annie Chouinard 858 Guy Lelièvre
Îles-de-la-Madeleine Pierre Proulx 2,642 Maxime Arseneau 4,820 Patrick Leblanc 380 Nicolas Tremblay 139 Maxime Arseneau
Kamouraska-Témiscouata Claude Béchard 9,826 Nancy Gagnon 4,804 Gérald Beaulieu 9,074 Céline Tremblay 521 Lise Lebel 515 Claude Béchard
Matane Nancy Charest 7,617 Pascal Bérubé 7,830 Donald Grenier 3,980 Brigitte Michaud 358 François Vincent 240 Nancy Charest
Matapédia Normand Boulianne 5,137 Danielle Doyer 9,041 Rémy Villeneuve 5,436 Dominic Fortin 551 Jean-François Guay 526 Danielle Doyer
Rimouski Hélène Ménard 6,988 Irvin Pelletier 12,925 Roger Picard 9,394 Guylaine Bélanger 1,894 Stéphanie Théorêt 651 Solange Charest
Rivière-du-Loup Jean D'Amour 7,390 Hugues Belzile 2,821 Mario Dumont 15,276 Martin Poirier 639 Mario Dumont

Côte-Nord and Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean[edit]

Electoral district Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PQ   ADQ   QS   Green   Other
Chicoutimi André Harvey 12,919 Stéphane Bédard 13,965 Luc Picard 6,155 Colette Fournier 1,093 Daniel Fortin 803 Stéphane Bédard
Dubuc Johnny Simard 7,077 Jacques Côté 10,120 Robert Émond 8,401 Marie Francine Bienvenue 728 Michel Marécat 602 Jacques Côté
Duplessis Marc Proulx 6,332 Lorraine Richard 10,205 Bernard Lefrançois 4,959 Olivier Noël 689 Jacques Gélineau 621 Lorraine Richard
Jonquière Françoise Gauthier 11,576 Sylvain Gaudreault 12,851 Marc Jomphe 6,634 Sylvain Bergeron 839 Dominic Rouette 703 Pierre Laliberté (No designation) 71 Françoise Gauthier
Lac-Saint-Jean Yves Bolduc 9,175 Alexandre Cloutier 14,750 Éric Girard 6,837 Denis Plamondon 536 Vital Tremblay 474 Stéphan Tremblay
René-Lévesque François Désy 3,723 Marjolain Dufour 12,160 André Desrosiers 6,642 Mylène Lapierre 426 Styves Griffith 533 Marjolain Dufour
Roberval Karl Blackburn 11,141 Denis Trottier 13,506 Mario-Michel Jomphe 6,638 Nicole Schmitt 1,065 Karl Blackburn

Capitale-Nationale[edit]

Electoral district Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PQ   ADQ   QS   Green   Other
Charlesbourg Éric R. Mercier 10,843 Richard Marceau 9,828 Catherine Morissette 17,207 Réjean Dumais 837 Rama Borne MacDonald 968 Éric R. Mercier
Charlevoix Jean-Guy Bouchard 6,541 Rosaire Bertrand 9,099 Conrad Harvey 7,436 Lucie Charbonneau 527 David Turcotte 553 Rosaire Bertrand
Chauveau Sarah Perreault 8,849 Robert Miller 6,680 Gilles Taillon 22,013 Nathalie Brochu 800 Mathilde Lavoie Morency 1,255 Sarah Perreault
Jean-Lesage Michel Després 10,185 Christian Simard 7,990 Jean-François Gosselin 13,865 Jean-Yves Desgagnés 1,236 Lucien Rodrigue 1,159 Jean Bédard (M-L) 100
José Breton (Ind) 131
Danielle Benny (DCQ) 116
Michel Després
Jean-Talon Philippe Couillard 13,732 Véronique Hivon 9,859 Luc de la Sablonnière 6,056 Monique Voisine 1,463 Ali Dahan 1,518 Francis Denis (DCQ) 95 Margaret F. Delisle
La Peltrie France Hamel 11,171 Robert Beauregard 7,033 Éric Caire 21,055 Guillame Boivin 772 Priscilla Schafer 1,203 France Hamel
Louis-Hébert Sam Hamad 14,410 André Joli-Coeur 10,429 Jean Nobert 13,594 Catherine Lebossé 1,326 André Larocque 1,734 Claude Cloutier (DCQ) 225 Sam Hamad
Montmorency Raymond Bernier 9,124 Daniel Leblond 8,171 Hubert Benoit 20,796 Jacques Legros 772 Julien Rodrigue 1,172 Denise Jetté-Cloutier (DCQ) 149
François Martin (Ind) 356
Raymond Bernier
Portneuf Jean-Pierre Soucy 10,861 Martin Courval 5,667 Raymond Francoeur 15,496 André Lavoie 580 Simon Sauvageau 1,145 Jean-Pierre Soucy
Taschereau Philippe Cannon 7,073 Agnès Maltais 12,340 Caroline Pageau 9,162 Serge Roy 2,741 Yonnel Bonaventure 1,860 Luc Schulz (Ind) 81 Agnès Maltais
Vanier Jean-Claude L'Abbée 9,733 Sylvain Lévesque 7,694 Sylvain Légaré 20,699 Marie Dionne 859 Lucien Gravelle 1,149 Louis Casgrain (DCQ) 103 Sylvain Légaré

Mauricie[edit]

Electoral district Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PQ   ADQ   QS   Green   Other
Champlain Christian Fortin 7,635 Noëlla Champagne 10,871 Pierre-Michel Auger 15,872 Alex Noël 1,039 Noëlla Champagne
Laviolette Julie Boulet 10,100 Patrick Lahaie 6,687 Stéphane Defoy 6,826 Pierrette Doucet 468 Pierre Audette 494 Josée Lafontaine (DCQ) 66 Julie Boulet
Maskinongé Francine Gaudet 10,767 Rémy Désilets 10,008 Jean Damphousse 14,862 Mario Landry 699 Frédéric Demouy 781 Francine Gaudet
Saint-Maurice France Beaulieu 6,487 Claude Pinard 8,494 Robert Deschamps 9,788 Marianne Mathis 796 Francis Mondou (Ind) 387 Claude Pinard
Trois-Rivières André Gabias 7,862 Jean-Pierre Adam 7,672 Sébastien Proulx 10,247 André Lemay 907 Louis Lacroix 739 Stéphan Vincent (Ind) 121 André Gabias

Chaudière-Appalaches and Centre-du-Québec[edit]

Electoral district Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PQ   ADQ   QS   Green   Other
Arthabaska Claude Bachand 11,145 Thérèse Domingue 7920 Jean-François Roux 15,323 Bill Ninacs 1,135 François Fillion 1,038 Claude Bachand
Beauce-Nord Claude Drouin 8,056 Denis Couture 2,392 Janvier Grondin 19,127 Christian Dubois 361 Jérémie Vachon 525 Benoît Roy (Ind) 83 Janvier Grondin
Beauce-Sud Diane Leblanc 10,301 André Côté 3,582 Claude Morin 19,371 Marie-Claude Bisson 835 Diane Leblanc
Bellechasse Dominique Vien 9,005 Sylvie Vallières 3,511 Jean Domingue 12,714 Colin Perreault 460 Ghislain Gaulin 512 Dominique Vien
Chutes-de-la-Chaudière France Proulx 7,292 Yvan Loubier 7,618 Marc Picard 24,378 Éveline Gueppe 854 Jean-Luc Bugnon 1,183 Marc Picard
Drummond Lyne Boisvert 9,476 Normand Jutras 12,960 Sébastien Schneeberger 15,343 Luce Daneau 1,645 Mario G. Bergeron (Ind) 380 Normand Jutras
Frontenac Laurent Lessard 10,440 Juliette Jalbert 5,264 Alain Gariépy 8,831 Dominique Bernier 391 Pierre Richard 496 Laurent Lessard
Lévis Carole Théberge 9,925 Linda Goupil 10,101 Christian Lévesque 17,388 Valérie C.-Guilloteau 866 Jean-Claude Lespérance 1,015 Paul Biron (DCQ) 127
Serge Patenaude (M-L) 36
Carole Théberge
Lotbinière Laurent Boissonneault 5,741 Annie Thériault 4,313 Sylvie Roy 15,491 Catherine Drolet 632 Sylvie Roy
Montmagny-L'Islet Norbert Morin 8,831 Réjean Boulet 3,512 Claude Roy 10,028 Yvon Léveillée 310 Richard Piper 445 Norbert Morin
Nicolet-Yamaska Yves Baril 6,770 Donald Martel 7,455 Éric Dorion 10,839 Jean Proulx 1,121 Simonne Lizotte (Ind) 138 Michel Morin

Estrie (Eastern Townships)[edit]

Electoral district Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PQ   ADQ   QS   Green   Other
Johnson Nicole Brouillette 7,157 Claude Boucher 11,331 Éric Charbonneau 11,511 Marcel Pinard 770 Benoit Lapierre 1,188 Claude Boucher
Mégantic-Compton Johanne Gonthier 8,071 Gloriane Blais 7,094 Jocelyn Brouillette 7,862 Ludovick Nadeau 544 Sébastien Lanctôt 904 Daniel Bouchard
Orford Pierre Reid 13,050 Michel Breton 11,153 Steve Bourassa 11,798 Patricia Tremblay 1,404 Louis Hamel 1,798 Pierre Reid
Richmond Yvon Vallières 11,257 Martyne Prévost 5,485 Pierre Hébert 8,179 Danielle Maire 746 Frédérick Clerson-Guicherd 805 Claude Bergeron (Ind) 129 Yvon Vallières
Saint-François Monique Gagnon-Tremblay 12,523 Mariette Fugère 9,798 François Rioux 7,892 Suzanne Thériault 1,111 Anick Proulx 1,772 Monique Gagnon-Tremblay
Sherbrooke Jean Charest 13,136 Claude Forgues 11,804 Michel Dumont 6,409 Christian Bibeau 2,263 Steve Dubois 2,203 Hubert Richard (Ind) 115 Jean Charest

Eastern Montérégie[edit]

Electoral district Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PQ   ADQ   QS   Green   Other
Borduas Jacques Charbonneau 6,978 Pierre Curzi 12,624 Claude Gauthier 10,106 Julie Raby 1,110 Oliver Adam 1,453 Super Cauchon (Ind) 281 Vacant
Brome-Missisquoi Pierre Paradis 13,986 Richard Leclerc 7,114 Jean L'Écuyer 11,029 Lorraine Lasnier 1,058 Vanessa Thibodeau 1,946 Pierre Paradis
Chambly Marc Tanguay 11,219 Bertrand St-Arnaud 13,469 Richard Merlini 18,145 Alain Dubois 1,517 Marie-Mars Adam 2,266 Vacant
Iberville Jean Rioux 8,431 Marie Bouillé 9,236 André Riedl 14,395 Danielle Desmarais 777 Alexandre Labbé 1,218 Jean Rioux
Richelieu Gilles Salvas 7,353 Sylvain Simard 11,461 Philippe Rochat 9,436 Éric Noël 781 François Desmarais 1,024 Normand Philibert (Ind) 146 Sylvain Simard
Saint-Hyacinthe Claude Corbeil 9,563 Léandre Dion 11,879 Claude L'Écuyer 13,216 Richard Gingras 1,029 Catherine Desrochers 1,265 Léandre Dion
Saint-Jean Jean-Pierre Paquin 10,131 Dave Turcotte 11,916 Lucille Méthé 17,189 Guillaume Tremblay 1,478 Jean-Pierre Paquin
Shefford Bernard Brodeur 10,897 Paul Sarrazin 9,280 François Bonnardel 16,648 Ginette Moreau 1,310 Jean-François Arsenault 1,178 Dominic Thibeault (BP) 210 Bernard Brodeur
Verchères Paul Verret 4,783 Stéphane Bergeron 13,811 Luc Robitaille 12,495 Michelle Hudon-David 1,022 Geneviève Ménard 1,405 Stéphane Bergeron

South Shore[edit]

Electoral district Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PQ   ADQ   QS   Green   Other
Beauharnois Jean-Guy Hudon 7,679 Serge Deslières 12,967 Michael Betts 9,262 Normand Perry 600 Éric Desormeaux 1,061 Serge Deslières
Châteauguay Jean-Marc Fournier 15,261 Michel Pinard 11,126 Chantal Marin 12,103 Véronique Pronovost 960 Khalil Saade 1,143 Jean-Marc Fournier
Huntingdon André Chenail 9,883 Éric Pigeon 7,070 Albert De Martin 13,480 Marc Pronovost 693 Jean Siouville (Ind) 295 André Chenail
La Pinière Fatima Houda-Pepin 17,786 Saloua Hassoun 6,281 Marc-André Beauchemin 8,654 Jean-Claude Bernheim 860 Claude Breton 1,684 Fatima Houda-Pepin
Laporte Nicole Ménard 13,219 Robert Pellan 8,137 Michel Beaudoin 7,689 Michèle St-Denis 1,318 Richard Morisset 1,998 Michel Audet
La Prairie Jean Dubuc 12,253 François Rebello 13,113 Monique Roy Verville 14,458 Antoine Pich 818 Louis Corbeil 1,605 Normand Chouinard (M-L) 60
Guy Latour (BP) 238
Martin McNeil (Ind) 179
Jean Dubuc
Marguerite-D'Youville Pierre Moreau 11,390 Sébastien Gagnon 13,017 Simon-Pierre Diamond 15,572 Daniel Michelin 2,014 Pierre Moreau
Marie-Victorin Nic Leblanc 5,974 Bernard Drainville 11,055 Roger Dagenais 7,928 François Cyr 1,420 Réal Langelier 1,327 Richard Lemagnifique (BP) 211 Cécile Vermette
Soulanges Lucie Charlebois 10,689 Marc Laviolette 7,821 Sylvain Brazeau 9,212 Marielle Rodrigue 442 Alain Brazeau 1,389 Gilles Paquette (Ind) 113 Lucie Charlebois
Taillon Anne Pâquet 9,092 Marie Malavoy 13,991 Karine Simard 12,588 Manon Blanchard 1,878 Jonathan Mortreux 1,971 Marie Malavoy
Vachon Brigitte Mercier 8,184 Camil Bouchard 11,560 Maro Akoury 11,333 Richard St-Onge 755 Denis Durand 1,309 Camil Bouchard
Vaudreuil Yvon Marcoux 15,465 Louisanne Chevrier 8,198 Jean-Claude Lévesque 8,787 Micheline Déry 686 Jean-Yves Massenet 1940 Yvon Marcoux

East Montreal[edit]

Electoral district Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PQ   ADQ   QS   Green   Other
Anjou Lise Thériault 13,280 Sébastien Richard 8,795 Lorraine Laperrière 7,379 Francine Gagné 1,151 Alain Bissonnette 1,366 Hélène Héroux (M-L) 107 Lise Thériault
Bourget Pierre Carrier 7,566 Diane Lemieux 13,359 Clairmont De La Croizetière 7,467 Lynda Gadoury 1,363 Scott McKay 2,680 Claudette Deschamps (DCQ) 227 Diane Lemieux
Hochelaga-Maisonneuve Vahid Vidah-Fortin 3,378 Louise Harel 13,043 Marie-Chantal Pelletier 3,837 Gabriel Chevrefils 2,384 Geneviève Guérin 1,756 Christine Dandenault (M-L) 64
Daniel Laforest (Ind) 96
Starbuck Leroidurock (BP) 195
Louise Harel
LaFontaine Tony Tomassi 16,281 Guido Renzi 3,715 Marie-Êve Campéano 4,752 Victorien Pilote 552 Jean-Christophe Mortreux 765 Tony Tomassi
Pointe-aux-Trembles Daniel Fournier 5,299 André Boisclair 13,792 Martin-Karl Bourbonnais 7,691 Dominique Ritchot 763 Xavier Daxhelet 1,249 Julien Ferron (DCQ) 123
Geneviève Royer (M-L) 40
Etienne Mallette (BP) 153
André Boisclair
Rosemont Yasmine Alloul 9,963 Rita Dionne-Marsolais 14,110 L. Thierry Bernard 6,933 François Saillant 3,420 Marc-André Gadoury 1,938 Garnet Colly (M-L) 82
Raphaël Turbide (BP) 330
Rita Dionne-Marsolais

Central Montreal[edit]

Electoral district Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PQ   ADQ   QS   Green   Other
D'Arcy-McGee Lawrence Bergman 18,411 Pierre-Philippe Emond 710 Marcelle Guay 934 Abraham Weizfeld 338 Robert Leibner 1,470 Lawrence Bergman
Gouin Nathalie Rivard 5,612 Nicolas Girard 11,318 Jean-Philip Ruel 3,540 Françoise David 7,913 Yohan Tremblay 1,744 Hugô St-Onge (BP) 157
Jocelyne Leduc (Ind) 109
Nicolas Girard
Marguerite-Bourgeoys Monique Jérôme-Forget 16,752 Siou Fan Houang 4,687 Martin Marquis 5,518 Jocelyne Desautels 717 Serge Bellemare 1,454 Yves Le Seigle (M-L) 56
Marc Veilleux (DCQ) 122
Monique Jérôme-Forget
Mercier Nathalie Rochefort 5,601 Daniel Turp 9,426 Gabriel Tupula Yamba 2,381 Amir Khadir 8,303 Sylvain Valiquette 2,398 Nicky Tanguay (BP) 156 Daniel Turp
Mont-Royal Pierre Arcand 16,066 Zhao Xin Wu 2,197 Alexandre Tremblay-Michaud 1,893 Antonio Artuso 801 Boris-Antoine Legault 1,710 Diane Johnston (M-L) 108 Philippe Couillard
Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Russell Copeman 14,825 Sophie Fréchette 2,460 Julie Clouatre 1,745 David Mandel 1,105 Peter McQueen 3,839 Linda Sullivan (M-L) 70 Russell Copeman
Outremont Raymond Bachand 11,861 Salim Laaroussi 5,928 Pierre Harvey 2,236 Sujata Dey 2,303 Luc Côté 2,723 Romain Angeles (Ind) 101
Yvon Breton (M-L) 68
Raymond Bachand
Saint-Henri–Sainte-Anne Marguerite Blais 11,915 Robin Philpot 9,162 Chantal Beauregard 5,422 Arthur Sandborn 2,037 Shawna O'Flaherty 2,179 Andrzej Jastrzebski (DCQ) 141
Rachel Hoffman (M-L) 103
Nicole Loiselle
Sainte-Marie–Saint-Jacques Denise Dussault 6,021 Martin Lemay 10,501 Jean-Stéphane Dupervil 2,733 Manon Massé 3,596 Corinne Ardon 2,460 Serge Lachapelle (M-L) 92 Martin Lemay
Verdun Henri-François Gautrin 12,204 Richard Langlais 8,688 Sylvie Tremblay 5,239 David Fennario 1,430 Pierre-Yves McSween 1,868 Normand Fournier (M-L) 74
Robert Lindblad (Ind) 80
Gilles Noël (DCQ) 118
Sala Samghour (BP) 106
Henri-François Gautrin
Westmount–Saint-Louis Jacques Chagnon 13,311 Denise Laroche 1,679 Caroline Morgan 1,538 Nadia Alexan 800 Patrick Daoust 2,517 Nicholas Lin (M-L) 72 Jacques Chagnon

West Montreal[edit]

Electoral district Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PQ   ADQ   QS   Green   Other
Jacques-Cartier Geoffrey Kelley 22,381 Sophia Caporicci 1,352 Walter Rulli 3,973 Jill Hanley 501 Ryan Young 3,545 Andy Srougi (Ind) 166 Geoffrey Kelley
Marquette François Ouimet 14,985 Daniel Hurteau 6,448 Mark Yerbury 6,464 Johanne Létourneau 944 Réjean Malette 2,313 Russell Wood (Ind) 220 François Ouimet
Nelligan Yolande James 21,458 Dorothée Morin 2,977 Jean Lecavalier 6,096 Elahé Machouf 532 Jonathan Théorêt 2,560 Yolande James
Robert-Baldwin Pierre Marsan 22,131 Alexandre Pagé-Chassé 1,578 Ginette Lemire 3,243 Jocelyne Mesish 517 Shawn Katz 2,136 Pierre Marsan
Saint-Laurent Jacques Dupuis 19,970 William Fayad 3,447 Jose Fiorilo 3,373 Wissam Saliba 856 Stephen Marchant 1,718 Fernand Deschamps (M-L) 141 Jacques Dupuis

North Montreal[edit]

Electoral district Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PQ   ADQ   QS   Green   Other
Acadie Christine St-Pierre 18,090 Frédéric Lapointe 4,994 Charles Ghorayeb 4,352 André Parizeau 1,137 Nicolas Rémillard-Tessier 1,511 Yvan Bordeleau
Bourassa-Sauvé Line Beauchamp 15,730 Roland Carrier 7,140 Guy Mailloux 6,430 Marie-Noëlle Doucet-Paquin 1,083 Marie-Ange Germain 895 Charles-Antoine Gabriel (Ind) 161 Line Beauchamp
Crémazie Michèle Lamquin-Éthier 11,919 Lisette Lapointe 12,282 Geneviève Tousignant 5,475 André Frappier 2,184 Nathalie Gingras 1,941 Marsha Fine (M-L) 109 Michèle Lamquin-Éthier
Jeanne-Mance–Viger Michel Bissonnet 20,715 Kamal El Batal 3,648 Carole Giroux 4,571 Ramon Villaruel 635 Hamadou Abdel Kader Nikiema 790 Stéphane Chénier (M-L) 101 Michel Bissonnet
Laurier-Dorion Gerry Sklavounos 12,054 Elsie Lefebvre 10,968 Louise Levesque 2,874 Ruba Ghazal 2,421 Sébastien Chagnon-Jean 1,639 Mostafa Ben Kirane (No designation) 115
Peter Macrisopoulos (M-L) 166
Gerakis Vassilios (Ind) 170
Elsie Lefebvre
Viau Emmanuel Dubourg 12,917 Naïma Mimoune 5,406 Sylvie Fontaine 4,157 Valérie Lavoie 1,231 Simon Bernier 1,169 William Cusano

Laval[edit]

Electoral district Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PQ   ADQ   QS   Green   Other
Chomedey Guy Ouellette 18,625 Joëlle Quérin 5,186 Phani Papachristou 7,915 Francine Bellerose 691 Jean Martin 1,241 Noemia Onofre de Lima (No designation) 307
Polyvios Tsakanikas (M-L) 102
Thomas J. Mulcair
Fabre Michelle Courchesne 14,410 Guy Lachapelle 11,074 Patrick Pilotte 13,176 Marie-France Phisel 881 Julien Boisseau 1846 Michelle Courchesne
Laval-des-Rapides Alain Paquet 11,532 Marc Demers 10,048 Robert Goulet 9,344 Nicole Caron 1,145 Michel Lefebvre 1,460 Alain Paquet
Mille-Îles Maurice Clermont 15,978 Maude Delangis 11,158 Pierre Tremblay 11,330 Nicole Bellerose 1,218 Christian Lajoie 1,507 Régent Millette (Ind) 96 Maurice Clermont
Vimont Vincent Auclair 14,942 Marie-France Charbonneau 11,255 François Gaudreau 12,897 Mickael Labrie 879 Catherine Ouellet-Cummings 1,606 Vincent Auclair

Lanaudière[edit]

Electoral district Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PQ   ADQ   QS   Green   Other
Berthier Carole Majeau 6,699 Alexandre Bourdeau 13,382 François Benjamin 16,219 Jocelyne Dupuis 1,089 André Chauvette 1,092 Alexandre Bourdeau
Joliette Céline Beaulieu 7,555 Claude Duceppe 13,056 Pascal Beaupré 13,803 Flavie Trudel 1,703 Johanne Edsell 1,169 Jonathan Valois
L'Assomption Benoit Verstraete 8,235 Jean-Claude St-André 14,287 Éric Laporte 16,510 Olivier Huard 1,303 Michel Ménard 1,777 Jean-Claude St-André
Masson Denise Cloutier 6,064 Luc Thériault 15,318 Ginette Grandmont 18,772 Marco Legrand 1,062 Jean Bonneau 1,567 Luc Thériault
Rousseau Yves Prud'Homme 5,405 François Legault 14,670 Jean-Pierre Parrot 13,264 Alex Boisdequin-Lefort 789 Richard Chatagneau 992 François Legault
Terrebonne Chantal Leblanc 6,720 Jocelyne Caron 15,160 Jean-François Therrien 17,223 Jean Baril 1,136 Pierre-Charles De Guise 1,508 Jocelyne Caron

Laurentians[edit]

Electoral district Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PQ   ADQ   QS   Green   Other
Argenteuil David Whissell 9,919 John Saywell 6,796 Georges Lapointe 7,794 Guy Dufresne 582 Claude Sabourin 1,233 David Whissell
Bertrand Daniel Desjardins 9,092 Claude Cousineau 13,672 Sylvain Charron 11,188 Jocelyne Lavoie 1,226 Richard Savignac 1,762 Claude Cousineau
Blainville Roberto Rego 8,081 Richard Legendre 13,974 Pierre Gingras 17,609 Francis Gagnon-Bergmann 797 Geoffroy Chartrand 1,561 Richard Legendre
Deux-Montagnes Paule Fortier 8,182 Daniel Goyer 11,283 Lucie Leblanc 12,415 Julien Demers 737 Guy Rainville 1,506 Manon Bissonnette (Ind) 114 Hélène Robert
Groulx Pierre Descoteaux 9,853 Rachel Gagnon 10,486 Linda Lapointe 13,605 Adam Veilleux 849 Robert Harenclak 1,504 Pierre Descoteaux
Labelle Déborah Bélanger 6,958 Sylvain Pagé 13,926 Claude Ouellette 7,689 Luc Boisjoli 893 François Beauchamp 1,188 Sylvain Pagé
Mirabel Ritha Cossette 5,520 Denise Beaudoin 11,691 François Desrochers 15,243 Jocelyn Parent 630 Sylvain Castonguay 1,233 Denise Beaudoin
Prévost Richard Bélisle 7,929 Lucie Papineau 15,189 Martin Camirand 15,996 Mylène Jaccoud 1,588 Lucie Papineau

Outaouais, Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Nord-du-Québec[edit]

Electoral district Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PQ   ADQ   QS   Green   Other
Abitibi-Est Pierre Corbeil 7,545 Alexis Wawanoloath 8,262 Gilles Gagnon 5,060 France-Claude Goyette 1,042 Pierre Corbeil
Abitibi-Ouest Jean-Louis Carignan 5,376 François Gendron 10,983 Éric Mathieu 5,529 Caroline Sigouin 814 François Gendron
Chapleau Benoît Pelletier 14,581 Edith Gendron 7,137 Jocelyn Dumais 8,071 Jennifer Jean-Brice Vales 774 Roger Fleury 1,755 Pierre Soublière (M-L) 65 Benoît Pelletier
Gatineau Stéphanie Vallée 13,575 Thérèse Viel-Déry 7,204 Martin Otis 6,440 Carmen Boucher 892 Gail Lemmon Walker 1,949 Lisa Leblanc (M-L) 145 Réjean Lafrenière
Hull Roch Cholette 12,661 Marcel Painchaud 7,130 François Lizotte 5,067 Bill Clennett 2,370 Mélanie Perreault 2,485 Gabriel-Girard Bernier (M-L) 68 Roch Cholette
Papineau Norman MacMillan 13,530 Gilles Hébert 9,317 Serge Charette 9,087 Marie-Élaine Rouleau 1,033 Patrick Mailloux 1,643 Norman MacMillan
Pontiac Charlotte L'Écuyer 14,817 Patrick Robert-Meunier 3,257 Victor Bilodeau 3,943 Jessica Squires 739 Brian Gibb 2,498 David Ethier-April (M-L) 66 Charlotte L'Écuyer
Rouyn-Noranda–Témiscamingue Daniel Bernard 9,352 Johanne Morasse 9,481 Mario Provencher 7,687 France Caouette 2,117 Daniel Bernard
Ungava Aline Sauvageau 3,577 Luc Ferland 4,555 Jacques L. Cadieux 2,363 Gilbert Hamel 506 Michel Létourneau

See also[edit]

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