42nd Quebec general election

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42nd Quebec general election
Quebec
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125 seats in the National Assembly of Quebec
63 seats needed for a majority
Opinion polls
  Philippe Couillard 2015.jpg Jean-François Lisée 2013.jpg
Leader Philippe Couillard Jean-François Lisée
Party Liberal Parti Québécois
Leader since March 17, 2013 October 7, 2016
Leader's seat Roberval Rosemont
Last election 70 seats, 41.52% 30 seats, 25.38%
Current seats 68 28

  François Legault2011.jpg Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois et Manon Massé.jpg
Leader François Legault Manon Massé and Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois (as spokespeople)
Party Coalition Avenir Québec Québec solidaire
Leader since November 4, 2011 May 21, 2017
Leader's seat L'Assomption Massé: Ste-Marie–St-Jacques
Nadeau-Dubois: Gouin
Last election 22 seats, 23.05% 3 seats, 7.63%
Current seats 20 3

Incumbent Premier

Philippe Couillard
Liberal



The 42nd Quebec general election is tentatively scheduled for October 1, 2018 to elect members to the National Assembly of Quebec.

Under the province's fixed election date law, passed in 2013, "the general election following the end of a Legislature shall be held on the first Monday of October of the fourth calendar year following the year that includes the last day of the previous Legislature",[1] setting the date for October 1, 2018. However, the chief electoral officer can change the election date in the event of a natural disaster. Furthermore, the Lieutenant Governor can call an election sooner should the premier request one, or in the event the government is dissolved by a motion of no confidence.[2] Such a dissolution is unlikely as the current government has a majority.

Timeline[edit]

2014[edit]

2015[edit]

2016[edit]

2017[edit]

Party standings[edit]

Summary of the current standings of the
National Assembly of Quebec
Party Party leader Seats
2014 Current
Liberal Philippe Couillard 70 68
Parti Québécois Jean-François Lisée 30 28
Coalition Avenir Québec François Legault 22 20
Québec solidaire Manon Massé
Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois
3 3
  Independent 0 5
  Vacant 1
Total 125 125

Note:

The Party leader is Gaétan Châteauneuf,[34] but Massé and Nadeau-Dubois are the spokespersons.

Opinion polls[edit]

Evolution of voting intentions between the 41st and 42nd Quebec general elections.
Dots are individual poll results. Large dots to the left are percentages of votes in the 2014 general election.
Polling firm Last date of polling Link QLP PQ CAQ QS Other
Léger June 21, 2017 PDF 31 22 28 15 4
Mainstreet Research June 15, 2017 HTML 33 22 27 18
Léger June 15, 2017 PDF 30 22 28 13 7
Léger May 18, 2017 PDF 32 23 26 13 6
Mainstreet Research May 12, 2017 HTML 31 24 32 14
Mainstreet Research April 13, 2017 HTML 33 27 26 14
Mainstreet Research March 30, 2017 HTML 39 26 23 12
Léger March 16, 2017 PDF 34 25 22 14 5
Mainstreet Research March 13, 2017 HTML 34 31 27 8
Mainstreet Research February 13, 2017 HTML 34 31 28 7
Léger January 19, 2017 PDF 32 29 23 9 7
Mainstreet Research January 16, 2017 HTML 35 32 26 7
CROP January 16, 2017 PDF 35 27 25 11 2
Léger December 15, 2016 PDF 30 30 26 10 4
CROP December 12, 2016 PDF 38 25 23 9 5
CROP November 21, 2016 PDF 36 24 26 11 3
Léger November 10, 2016 PDF 31 30 25 10 4
CROP October 17, 2016 PDF 37 30 22 9 2
Léger September 29, 2016 PDF 35 29 23 10 4
CROP September 19, 2016 PDF 37 27 26 9 1
Léger September 1, 2016 PDF 34 29 23 10 4
CROP August 15, 2016 HTML 35 25 25 12 4
CROP June 19, 2016 HTML 34 25 24 14 3
Léger June 8, 2016 PDF 32 30 24 10 4
CROP May 23, 2016 PDF 34 26 27 11 3
Léger May 5, 2016 PDF 35 30 21 10 4
CROP April 18, 2016 HTML 33 26 25 14 3
Léger March 22, 2016 PDF 33 30 22 10 6
CROP March 21, 2016 HTML 32 30 24 11 3
CROP February 15, 2016 PDF 36 31 18 12 3
Léger February 4, 2016 PDF 36 29 21 10 5
CROP January 18, 2016 PDF 35 27 19 16 3
CROP December 14, 2015 PDF 37 30 17 13 3
Léger November 19, 2015 PDF 35 32 20 10 2
CROP November 18, 2015 PDF 36 35 16 12 2
CROP October 18, 2015 PDF 36 33 16 12 3
CROP September 20, 2015 PDF 37 30 18 13 2
CROP August 17, 2015 PDF 33 29 23 13 2
CROP June 16, 2015 HTML 34 34 17 13 2
Léger June 11, 2015 PDF 36 32 20 10 2
CROP May 20, 2015 HTML 29 33 20 15 3
Léger May 17, 2015 PDF 32 34 20 10 3
CROP April 20, 2015 PDF 34 27 25 12 2
Léger April 9, 2015 PDF 37 28 21 10 4
CROP March 15, 2015 HTML 29 27 26 16 2
CROP February 15, 2015 HTML 37 26 22 11 3
Léger February 5, 2015 PDF 37 25 25 9 4
CROP January 19, 2015 PDF 35 26 23 13 4
CROP December 15, 2014 HTML 35 28 27 10 1
Léger December 11, 2014 PDF 34 26 26 11 3
CROP November 17, 2014 HTML 36 23 24 14 3
Léger November 13, 2014 PDF 36 26 26 10 2
CROP October 20, 2014 PDF 40 25 23 12 0
Léger September 25, 2014 PDF 38 21 28 10 3
CROP September 22, 2014 PDF 35 21 30 13 1
Léger August 25, 2014 PDF 41 22 23 10 4
CROP August 18, 2014 PDF 41 18 27 12 2
Léger June 18, 2014 PDF 40 20 27 9 4
CROP June 16, 2014 PDF 39 19 29 10 3
Léger June 5, 2014 PDF 39 20 29 9 3
CROP May 19, 2014 PDF 41 22 24 10 3
Léger May 8, 2014 PDF 40 19 27 11 3
CROP April 21, 2014 PDF 40 22 23 11 3
2014 election April 7, 2014 HTML 41.52 25.38 23.05 7.63 2.42

List of candidates[edit]

  • Normal font identifies candidates officially nominated. Italics identify persons who have announced their intention to seek a nomination.
  • Abbreviations used in the table: CAP: Citoyens au pouvoir du Québec. CAQ: Coalition avenir Québec - L'équipe François Legault. Conservative: Équipe Adrien Pouliot - Parti conservateur du Québec. ÉA: Équipe autonomiste. Green: Green Party of Québec. Liberal: Quebec Liberal Party. PQ: Parti québécois. QS: Québec solidaire.[35]

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

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PQ   CAQ   QS Other
Bonaventure Guy Gallant[36] Patricia Chartier[37] Sylvain Roy
Côte-du-Sud Norbert Morin
Gaspé Gaétan Lelièvre
Îles-de-la-Madeleine Germain Chevarie
Matane-Matapédia Pascal Bérubé
Rimouski Harold LeBel[38] Harold LeBel
Rivière-du-Loup–Témiscouata Jean D'Amour

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

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PQ   CAQ   QS Other
Chicoutimi Mireille Jean[39] Mireille Jean
Dubuc Serge Simard
Duplessis Bernard Gauthier (CAP)[40] Lorraine Richard
Jonquière Sylvain Gaudreault
Lac-Saint-Jean Alexandre Cloutier[41] Alexandre Cloutier
René-Lévesque Martin Ouellet
Roberval Philippe Couillard[42] Philippe Couillard

Capitale-Nationale[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PQ   CAQ   QS   Conservative Other
Charlesbourg François Blais
Charlevoix–Côte-de-Beaupré Caroline Simard
Chauveau Véronyque Tremblay
Jean-Lesage André Drolet
Jean-Talon Stéphane Pouleur (ÉA)[43] Sébastien Proulx
La Peltrie Éric Caire
Louis-Hébert Vacant
Montmorency Raymond Bernier
Portneuf Michel Matte
Taschereau Florent Tanlet[44] Agnès Maltais
Vanier-Les Rivières Patrick Huot

Mauricie[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PQ   CAQ   QS Other
Champlain Pierre-Michel Auger[45] Pierre-Michel Auger
Laviolette–Saint-Maurice Julie Boulet[46]
Pierre Giguère[45]
Julie Boulet
Laviolette
Merged riding
Pierre Giguère
Saint-Maurice
Maskinongé Marc Plante
Trois-Rivières Jean-Denis Girard

Estrie[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PQ   CAQ   QS   Conservative Other
Mégantic Ghislain Bolduc
Orford Pierre Reid
Richmond Karine Vallières
Saint-François Guy Hardy
Sherbrooke Luc Fortin

Montréal[edit]

East[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PQ   CAQ   QS   Green Other
Anjou–Louis-Riel Lise Thériault[47] Lise Thériault
Bourassa-Sauvé Rita de Santis
Bourget Maka Kotto
Gouin Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois
Hochelaga-Maisonneuve Carole Poirier
Jeanne-Mance–Viger Filomena Rotiroti
LaFontaine Marc Tanguay
Laurier-Dorion Gerry Sklavounos
Maurice-Richard Marie Montpetit
Mercier Amir Khadir
Pointe-aux-Trembles Louis Chandonnet (ÉA)[43] Nicole Léger
Rosemont Jean-François Lisée
Sainte-Marie–Saint-Jacques Manon Massé
Viau Sylvain Lafrenière[48] David Heurtel

West[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PQ   CAQ   QS   Green Other
Acadie Christine St-Pierre
D'Arcy-McGee David Birnbaum
Jacques-Cartier Geoffrey Kelley
Marguerite-Bourgeoys Robert Poëti[49] Robert Poëti
Marquette François Ouimet
Mont-Royal–Outremont Pierre Arcand
Mont-Royal
Merged riding
Hélène David
Outremont
Nelligan Martin Coiteux
Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Kathleen Weil
Robert-Baldwin Carlos Leitão
Saint-Henri–Sainte-Anne Dominique Anglade
Saint-Laurent Jean-Marc Fournier
Verdun Isabelle Melançon
Westmount–Saint-Louis Jacques Chagnon

Outaouais[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PQ   CAQ   QS Other
Chapleau Marc Carrière
Gatineau Stéphanie Vallée
Hull Maryse Gaudreault
Papineau Alexandre Iracà
Pontiac André Fortin

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

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PQ   CAQ   QS Other
Abitibi-Est Guy Bourgeois
Abitibi-Ouest François Gendron
Rouyn-Noranda–Témiscamingue Luc Blanchette
Ungava Jean Boucher

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

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PQ   CAQ   QS   Conservative Other
Arthabaska Jacques Daigle[50] Suzanne Cantin (ÉA)[43] Éric Lefebvre
Beauce-Nord André Spénard
Beauce-Sud Paul Busque
Bellechasse Dominique Vien
Chutes-de-la-Chaudière Marc Picard
Drummond–Bois-Francs Sébastien Schneeberger
Johnson Mario Roy (CAP)[40] André Lamontagne
Lévis François Paradis
Lotbinière-Frontenac Laurent Lessard
Nicolet-Bécancour Donald Martel

Laval[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PQ   CAQ   QS Other
Chomedey Guy Ouellette
Fabre Sébastien Poirier (ÉA)[43] Monique Sauvé
Laval-des-Rapides Saul Polo
Mille-Îles Francine Charbonneau
Sainte-Rose Jean Habel
Vimont Jean Rousselle

Lanaudière[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PQ   CAQ   QS   Conservative Other
Berthier André Villeneuve
Joliette Véronique Hivon
L'Assomption François Legault
Masson Mathieu Lemay
Repentigny Lise Lavallée
Rousseau Nicolas Marceau
Terrebonne Mathieu Goyette (CAP)[40] Mathieu Traversy

Laurentides[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PQ   CAQ   QS Other
Argenteuil Yves St-Denis
Bertrand Claude Cousineau
Blainville Mario Laframboise
Deux-Montagnes Benoit Charette
Groulx Claude Surprenant
Labelle Sylvain Pagé
Les Plaines New district
Mirabel Sylvie D'Amours
Prévost New district
Saint-Jérôme Marc Bourcier

Montérégie[edit]

Eastern[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PQ   CAQ   QS   Conservative Other
Borduas Simon Jolin-Barrette
Brome-Missisquoi Pierre Paradis
Chambly Christian Picard[51] Jean-François Roberge
Granby François Bonnardel[52] François Bonnardel
Iberville Martin Thibert[53] Claire Samson
Richelieu Sylvain Rochon
Saint-Hyacinthe Chantal Soucy
Saint-Jean Dave Turcotte
Verchères Stéphane Bergeron

South Shore[edit]

Electoral District Candidates   Incumbent
  Liberal   PQ   CAQ   QS   Conservative Other
Beauharnois Guy Leclair
Châteauguay Pierre Moreau
Huntingdon Stéphane Billette
La Pinière Gaétan Barrette
Laporte Nicole Goulet (CAP)[40] Nicole Ménard
La Prairie Richard Merlini
Marie-Victorin Florent Portron (ÉA)[43] Catherine Fournier
Montarville Nathalie Roy
Sanguinet Alain Therrien
Soulanges Lucie Charlebois
Taillon Diane Lamarre
Vachon Martine Ouellet
Vaudreuil Marie-Claude Nichols

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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