Vivian Barbot

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Vivian Barbot
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Member of Parliament
for Papineau
In office
2006–2008
Preceded by Pierre Pettigrew
Succeeded by Justin Trudeau
Interim Leader of the Bloc Québécois
In office
May 3, 2011[1] – December 11, 2011
Preceded by Gilles Duceppe
Succeeded by Daniel Paillé
Vice-President of Bloc Québécois
In office
May 15, 2009 – January 24, 2012
Succeeded by Annie Lessard
Personal details
Born (1941-07-07) July 7, 1941 (age 73)
Saint-Marc, Haiti
Political party Bloc Québécois
Residence Montreal
Profession President/manager, teacher

Vivian Barbot (born July 7, 1941) is a teacher, activist, and politician. She is a former President of the Fédération des femmes du Québec, a former Member of Parliament and former vice-president of the Bloc Québécois.[2][3] She was the party's interim leader and president following the resignation of Gilles Duceppe in May 2011.[1]

Barbot was born in Saint-Marc, Haiti. She is the former Member of Parliament for the riding of Papineau. In the 2006 election, she scored a significant victory for the Bloc by defeating former Liberal Cabinet Minister Pierre Pettigrew, but was defeated two years later in the 2008 federal election by Justin Trudeau.[4] Barbot ran against Trudeau in the 2011 election, but was once again defeated.

The 2011 election also saw the defeat of Gilles Duceppe and all but four Bloc MPs.[5] As vice-president of the party, Barbot was appointed interim party leader and president following Duceppe's resignation[6] and remained in the position until Duceppe's successor, Daniel Paillé, was elected on December 11, 2011.

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Justin Trudeau 16,429 38.41 -3.06
New Democratic Marcos Radhamés Tejada 12,102 28.29 +19.55
Bloc Québécois Vivian Barbot 11,091 25.93 -12.76
Conservative Shama Chopra 2,021 4.73 -2.90
Green Danny Polifroni 806 1.88 -0.96
Marxist–Leninist Peter Macrisopoulos 228 0.53
Independent Joseph Young 95 0.22
Total valid votes/Expense limit 42,772 100.00
Total rejected ballots 558 1.29 -0.04
Turnout 43,330 61.46
Eligible voters 70,500
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Justin Trudeau 17,724 41.47 +2.99 $76,857
Bloc Québécois Vivian Barbot 16,535 38.69 -2.06 $70,872
New Democratic Costa Zafiropoulos 3,734 8.74 +1.04 $5,745
Conservative Mustaque Sarker 3,262 7.63 -0.69 $44,958
Green Ingrid Hein 1,213 2.84 -0.76 $814
Independent Mahmood Raza Baig 267 0.62 +0.20
Total valid votes/Expense limit 42,735 100.00 $81,172
Total rejected ballots 576 1.33
Turnout 43,311

Note: Mr. Baig's share of popular vote as an independent candidate is compared to his share in the 2006 general election as a Canadian Action Party candidate.

Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Vivian Barbot 17,775 40.75 +0.79 $50,886
Liberal Pierre Pettigrew 16,785 38.48 -2.62 $75,541
Conservative Mustaque Sarker 3,630 8.32 +3.55 $34,951
New Democratic Marc Hasbani 3,358 7.70 -1.07 $2,568
Green Louis-Philippe Verenka 1,572 3.60 +1.03 $181
Marxist–Leninist Peter Macrisopoulos 317 0.73 +0.32
Canadian Action Mahmood-Raza Baig 185 0.42 $2,007
Total valid votes/Expense limit 43,622 100.00 $76,023

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "LEADERSHIP ROLES". Parliament of Canada. Retrieved 11 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Bloc faces growing pressure to delay choosing Duceppe replacement". The Globe and Mail, August 12, 2011.
  3. ^ "Bloc VP Barbot resigns, defends party spending". CTV News.ca. January 24, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Trudeau 'ready to learn,' says mother". CBC News. November 6, 2008. 
  5. ^ "Duceppe quits after BQ crushed in Quebec". CBC News. May 2, 2011. 
  6. ^ AUTHIER, PHILIP (June 2, 2011). "Devastated Bloc loses all the perks it had in previous life". Montreal Gazette. 

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