Born in Montreal, Tremblay received a Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship to attend Tufts University in the United States, where she earned a Master's degree in pre-school education. She then completed a certificate in educational studies at the Université de Lyon and a certificate in child care studies at the University of London.
Tremblay was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1993 federal election for the riding of Rimouski—Témiscouata. She was re-elected in the 1997 election for the riding of Rimouski-Mitis and in the 2000 election for Rimouski-Neigette-et-La Mitis. She announced her intention not to run again in the 2004 federal election. She was occasionally a controversial figure, once pointing out that Quebec Premier Jean Charest's first name was really "John" in an attempt to discredit him as a representative of the "true" Quebec. The Bloc Québécois leader Gilles Duceppe distanced himself from this attempt.
On October 24, 2004, Tremblay lost her bid for election in the municipality of Bic to a local farmer and a trucker who had not previously been active in politics.
|Canadian federal election, 2000|
|Bloc Québécois||Suzanne Tremblay||19,759|
|Progressive Conservative||Réal Blais||1,150|
|Natural Law||Lyse Beauchemin||673|
|New Democratic||René Lemieux||525|
|Canadian federal election, 1997: Rimouski—Mitis|
|Bloc Québécois||Suzanne Tremblay||17,282||47.00||$53,089|
|Progressive Conservative||Jean Roy||7,901||21.49||$32,225|
|New Democratic Party||Elizabeth Clark||479||1.30||$0|
|Total valid votes||36,774||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||1,211|
|Electors on the lists||55,665|
|Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.|
|Canadian federal election, 1993|
|Bloc Québécois||Suzanne Tremblay||23,118|
|Progressive Conservative||Jean Morin||4,622|
|Natural Law||Gilles Roussel||400|
|New Democratic||Alex En Hwa Ng||335|
|Parliament of Canada|
|Member of Parliament for Rimouski—Témiscouata
The electoral district changed name to Rimouski in 1996.
The electoral district changed name from Rimouski to Rimouski—Mitis in 1996.
|Member of Parliament for Rimouski—Mitis
The electoral district changed name to Rimouski-Neigette-et-La Mitis in 2000.
The electoral district changed from Rimouski—Mitis to Rimouski-Neigette-et-La Mitis name in 2000.
|Member of Parliament for Rimouski-Neigette-et-La Mitis
The electoral district was abolished in 2003.
- "Name-calling reaches a new low," Financial Post, May 28, 1997, pg. 14.
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