|Member of Parliament
1993 – 2011
|Preceded by||Gerry Weiner|
|Succeeded by||Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe|
January 30, 1943 |
Bernard Patry (born January 30, 1943 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian politician. He was a Member of Parliament for the riding of Pierrefonds—Dollard from 1993 to 2011 as well as President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Francophonie - l'Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie - as of 2003.
Dr. Patry was a general practitioner and one of the founders of the Pierrefonds Medical Clinic. He began his political career in 1968, at the age of 25, becoming a city councillor in L'Île-Bizard, Quebec and one year later, one of the youngest mayors in Quebec. He was re-elected mayor five times and led his city for 18 years.
Dr. Patry was first elected to Parliament in 1993 as a Liberal candidate in the riding of Pierrefonds—Dollard, a post he held until 2011, when he lost re-election to NDP candidate Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe. During his time in Parliament, he notably served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development from 1996 to 1998. He was also the Chair of Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade from 2002 to 2006.
In March 1998, he was awarded the title of “Chevalier” and in March 2003, the title of “Commandeur” of the Ordre de la Pléiade, which seeks to promote dialogue between francophone cultures.
List of Parliamentary Committees
Shortly after his arrival on Parliament Hill in 1993, Dr. Patry was active on a number of committees, including, inter alia:
- The Sub-Committee on HIV-AIDS
- The Standing Committee on Industry
- The Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Northern Affairs
- The Standing Committee on Health
- The Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Other Political Activity
Dr. Patry further served as Vice-Chair of the Prime Minister’s Task Force on Urban Affairs in 2001. Prior to this, he had chaired the Quebec Liberal Caucus of the Liberal Party of Canada from 1995-1996.
Dr. Patry is married to Françoise Haxaire. He has two sons and two granddaughters.
|Canadian federal election, 2011|
|New Democratic||Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe||16,390||34.13||+23.58|
|Bloc Québécois||Nicolas Jolicoeur||2,392||4.98||-4.55|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||48,025||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||343||0.71||+0.06|
|Canadian federal election, 2008|
|New Democratic||Shameem Siddiqui||4,823||10.55||+2.87||$0|
|Bloc Québécois||Reny Gagnon||4,357||9.53||-2.84||$6,647|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||45,735||100.00||$85,897|
|Total rejected ballots||300||0.65||-0.04|
|Canadian federal election, 2006|
|Bloc Québécois||Denis Martel||5,901||12.37||-3.58||$9,446|
|New Democratic||Shameem Siddiqui||3,664||7.68||+2.21||$3,754|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||47,707||100.00||$80,758|
|Total rejected ballots||331||0.69||-0.08|
|Canadian federal election, 2004|
|Bloc Québécois||Marie-Hélène Brunet||7,426||15.95||+4.96||$9,961|
|New Democratic||Danielle Lustgarten||2,545||5.47||+3.42||$3,022|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||46,565||100.00||$79,686|
|Total rejected ballots||365||0.78|
Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.
|Canadian federal election, 2000|
|Bloc Québécois||Sylvie Brousseau||5,937||10.99||+0.22|
|Progressive Conservative||John Profit||2,991||5.54||-12.67|
|New Democratic||Adam Hodgins||1,109||2.05||+0.22|
|Total valid votes||54,024||100.00|
Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997 election.
|Canadian federal election, 1997|
|Progressive Conservative||Neil Drabkin||10,546||18.21||+5.03|
|Bloc Québécois||Normand Jean D'Ambrosio||6,239||10.77||-6.64|
|New Democratic||David Lyons||1,060||1.83||+0.43|
|Natural Law||Céline Chamard||465||0.80||+0.02|
|Total valid votes||57,920||100.00|
|Canadian federal election, 1993|
|Bloc Québécois||René de Cotret Opzoomer||10,712||17.41|
|Progressive Conservative||Gerry Weiner||8,106||13.18||-36.59|
|New Democratic||Catherine J. Rideout-Erais||864||1.40||-5.57|
|Natural Law||Ruby Finkelstein||480||0.78|
|Commonwealth of Canada||Glenford Charles||108||0.18||+0.04|
|Total valid votes||61,514||100.00|
|Canadian federal election, 1988|
|Progressive Conservative||Gerry Weiner||27,532||49.77|
|New Democratic||Pierre Razik||3,854||6.97|
|Commonwealth of Canada||Michel Haddad||77||0.14|
|Total valid votes||55,317||100.00|