Quebec provincial by-elections, 2008

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Provincial by-elections were held in Quebec on 12 May 2008 to fill three vacancies in the National Assembly. The by-elections were called on 9 April 2008.[1]

All three seats were held by their incumbent parties.

Bourget[edit]

The district of Bourget was vacated by Parti Québécois MNA Diane Lemieux on 17 October 2007. Federal Bloc Québécois MP Maka Kotto resigned from the Canadian House of Commons to contest the by-election, which in turn resulted in the federal Saint-Lambert by-election of September 8, 2008.

Bourget by-election, 12 May 2008
resignation of Diane Lemieux
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Parti québécois Maka Kotto 6575 40.66 -0.60
     Liberal Party Lyn Thériault 5161 31.92 +9.07
Green Scott McKay 1839 11.37 +3.28
     Action démocratique Denis Mondor 1520 9.40 -13.61
     Québec solidaire Gaétan Legault 700 4.33 +0.14
Parti indépendantiste Richard Gervais 376 2.33

Hull[edit]

The riding of Hull was vacated by Liberal MNA Roch Cholette on 9 April 2008.

Hull by-election, 12 May 2008
resignation of Roch Cholette
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Party Maryse Gaudreault 7403 45.21 +2.68
     Parti québécois Gilles Aubé 5559 33.95 +10.02
     Québec solidaire Bill Clennett 1589 9.70 +1.77
Green Brian Gibb 1185 7.24 -1.09
     Action démocratique Jean-Philip Ruel 529 3.23 -13.83
Parti indépendantiste Jean-Roch Villemaire 111 0.68

Pointe-aux-Trembles[edit]

Pointe-aux-Trembles was vacated by PQ MNA André Boisclair on 15 November 2007.[2] The by-election was won by Nicole Léger, Boisclair's predecessor as MNA for the riding.

Pointe-aux-Trembles by-election, 12 May 2008
resignation of André Boisclair
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Parti québécois Nicole Léger 7657 55.99 +8.69
     Liberal Party Mélissa Dumais 2987 21.84 +3.60
     Action démocratique Diane Bellemare 1882 13.76 -12.69
Green Xavier Daxhelet 661 4.83 +0.52
     Québec solidaire Marie Josèphe Pigeon 226 1.65 -0.97
Parti indépendantiste Colette Provost 153 1.12
     Independent Gérald Briand 78 0.57
     Independent Régent Millette 31 0.23

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