Benoît Tremblay

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Benoît Tremblay (French pronunciation: ​[bənwa tʁɑ̃blɛ]; b. 1948) was a Canadian politician and a member of the House of Commons from 1988 to 1997.


Tremblay was born on 16 March 1948 in Val-Brillant, Quebec. He had a career in Economics and Administration.

Municipal politics[edit]

He successfully ran as a candidate of Jean Doré's Rassemblement des citoyens et citoyennes de Montréal (RCM) for the district of Sault-au-Récollet in November 1986.

Tremblay resigned from the City Council on 12 December 1988, after he won a seat to the Canadian House of Commons.

Federal politics[edit]

He had been elected as a Progressive Conservative candidate in the district of Rosemont.

Following the 1990 implosion of the Meech Lake Accord, he left the Progressive Conservative party on 26 June 1990. He sat in Parliament as an Independent member and eventually became one of the first members to join the Bloc Québécois party. He was re-elected in the 1993 under his new party banner.

After serving in the 34th and 35th Canadian Parliaments, Tremblay left Canadian politics as he did not seek a third term in the House of Commons.

Academic life[edit]

He is currently a Professor at HEC Montréal where he is also the Director of the Desjardins Centre for Studies in Management of Financial Services Cooperatives.

Electoral record (partial)[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1993: Rosemont
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Benoît Tremblay 29,414 62.95 $42,398
Liberal Pierre Bourque 12,826 27.45 −1.73 $33,639a
     Progressive Conservative Pauline Vincent 2,519 5.39 −32.45 $27,356
New Democratic Roger Lamarre 1,037 2.22 −18.02 $885
Natural Law Marc Roy 646 1.38 $10,900
Marxist–Leninist Hélène Héroux 189 0.40 +0.13 $80
Commonwealth of Canada Stéphane Levesque 93 0.20 −0.07 $0
Total valid votes 46,724 100.00
Total rejected ballots 2,089
Turnout 48,813 75.43 +7.12
Electors on the lists 64,717
a Does not include unpaid claims.
Source: Thirty-fifth General Election, 1993: Official Voting Results, Published by the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada. Financial figures taken from the official contributions and expenses submitted by the candidates, provided by Elections Canada.
Canadian federal election, 1988: Rosemont
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
     Progressive Conservative Benoît Tremblay 17,127 37.84 $44,311
Liberal Jacques Guilbault 13,209 29.18 $45,624
New Democratic Giuseppe Sciortino 9,163 20.24 $37,493
     Non-affiliated Suzanne Blais-Grenier 2,060 4.55 $8,864
Rhinoceros Christian Nettoyeur Jolicoeur 1,656 3.66 $0
Green Sylvain Auclair 1,383 3.06 $24
Communist Gaétan Trudel 151 0.33 $18
Social Credit Dollard Desjardins 148 0.33 $0
     N/A (Marxist-Leninist) Arnold August 122 0.27 $130
     Non-affiliated Léo Larocque 122 0.27 $5,150
Commonwealth of Canada Christiane Deland-Gervais 120 0.27 $0
Total valid votes 45,261 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,025
Turnout 46,286 68.31
Electors on the lists 67,754
Source: Report of the Chief Electoral Officer, Thirty-fourth General Election, 1988.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Fernand Joubert (Parti Civique)
City Councillor, District of Sault-au-Récollet (#18)
Succeeded by
Serge Sauvageau (Parti Civique)
Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Suzanne Blais-Grenier
Member of Parliament for Rosemont
Succeeded by
Bernard Bigras