Action démocratique du Québec candidates, 1998 Quebec provincial election

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The Action démocratique du Québec party (ADQ) fielded a full slate of 125 candidates in the 1998 Quebec provincial election. One candidate, party leader Mario Dumont, was elected to the National Assembly. Information about other candidates may be found here.

Candidates[edit]

Brome—Missisquoi: Eric Larivière[edit]

Eric Larivière received 3,599 votes (11.35%), finishing third against Liberal Party incumbent Pierre Paradis.[1]

Fabre: Sylvain Lépine[edit]

Sylvain Lépine received 5,696 votes (13.18%), finishing third against incumbent Parti Québécois cabinet minister Joseph Facal.[2]

Labelle: Pierre Gauthier[edit]

Pierre Gauthier received 2,781 votes (9.57%), finishing third against incumbent Parti Québécois cabinet minister Jacques Léonard.[3]

Mercier: Paul Benevides[edit]

Paul Benevides received 2,818 votes (8.89%), finishing third against incumbent Parti Québécois cabinet minister Robert Perreault.[4]

Richelieu: Patrick Gauthier[edit]

Patrick Gauthier received 4,543 votes (14.42%), finishing third against incumbent Parti Québécois cabinet minister Sylvain Simard.[5] Simard and Gauthier later became political allies; in 2001, Simard announced that Gauthier would work with him on matters relating to regional development.[6] Gauthier was later the communications agent for Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour Conservative Party candidate Réjean Bériault in the 2008 Canadian federal election.[7] The following year, he supported Christian Lévesque's bid to succeed Mario Dumont as ADQ leader.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Results, Le Directeur général des élections du Québec, accessed 14 December 2010. There is a theatre manager named Eric Larivière who has worked in Quebec and Ontario, but it is not known if this is the same person. See "Markham Appoints New Theatre Manager" Archived December 17, 2010, at the Wayback Machine., Town of Markham, 22 May 2009, accessed 14 December 2010.
  2. ^ Official Results, Le Directeur général des élections du Québec.
  3. ^ Official Results, Le Directeur général des élections du Québec.
  4. ^ Official Results, Le Directeur général des élections du Québec.
  5. ^ Official Results, Le Directeur général des élections du Québec.
  6. ^ Candidat de l’ADQ aux dernières élections; Patrick Gauthier poursuivra son action aux côtés de Sylvain Simard (press release), SorelTracyRegion.net, 10 October 2001, accessed 6 January 2010. This document does not specify if Gauthier left the ADQ to join the PQ.
  7. ^ Marie-Ève Veillette, Des candidats satisfaits, Le Courrier Sud, 15 October 2008, accessed 6 January 2010.
  8. ^ Patrick Turgeon, Richelieu a besoin de se dynamiser, dit le candidat de l’ADQ Patrick Fournier[permanent dead link], MonSorelTracy, 2009, accessed 6 January 2010; Chefferie de l’ADQ:Christian Lévesque prend une longueur d’avance, 10 July 2009, Association du Comté de Vercheres (ADQ), accessed 6 January 2010.