Caroline St-Hilaire

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Caroline St-Hilaire
30th Mayor of Longueuil
Assumed office
10 November 2009
Preceded by Claude Gladu
MP for Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher
In office
Preceded by Nic LeBlanc
Succeeded by Jean Dorion
Personal details
Born (1969-11-16) November 16, 1969 (age 45)
Longueuil, Quebec
Political party Bloc Québécois (federal)
Action Longueuil (municipal)
Spouse(s) Maka Kotto
Children Étienne,
Alma mater Université du Québec à Montréal
Profession executive manager/consultant

Caroline St-Hilaire (born November 16, 1969 in Longueuil, Quebec) is a quebecois politician, currently serving as Mayor of Longueuil under the banner of Action Longueuil as of 10 November 2009. She was previously a Member of Parliament, representing the Bloc Québécois for the riding of Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher.

Member of Parliament (1997-2008)[edit]

St-Hilaire was re-elected in the Canadian federal election, 2000 and again in the Canadian federal election, 2004. She served as the Bloc's Deputy House leader from 2000 to 2004 and has served as the critic to the Status of Women, Amateur Sport, Persons with Disabilities and critic to the Minister of Transport. Her committee duties included the Government Operations and Estimates Committee as well as the Commons SubCommittee on International Human Rights where she served as the Vice Chair. In the 38th Parliament she served as the Vice Chair of the House Transport Committee.

An administrator, consultant and executive manager, she was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the Canadian federal election, 1997. She is a mother of two, Étienne and Louis-Félix.

On January 14, 2008 St-Hilaire announced she would not be seeking re-election in the 2008 election. The MP told a news conference in Longueuil she was looking forward to spending more time with her children. She said her partner, Bloc Québécois MP Maka Kotto's decision to run for the Parti Québécois in a provincial by-election played a role in her decision.

Mayor of Longueuil (2009-present)[edit]

On November 1, 2009, St-Hilaire was elected as mayor of Longueuil for the first time, defeating Jacques Goyette of the ruling Parti municipal Longueuil. She is also the current leader of the Longueuil municipal political party Action Longueuil.

St-Hilaire has expressed a strong dislike of the use of English in Longueuil council meetings and would like Bill 101 amended to prevent its use.[1]

Longueuil municipal election, 2009[2]
Party Mayoral candidate Vote  %
  Action Longueuil Caroline St-Hilaire 34,291 51.41%
  Parti municipal de Longueuil Jacques Goyette 30,504 45.74%
  Total valid votes 64,795 100%
  Rejected ballots 1,892

Federal electoral record (incomplete)[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2000: Longueuil
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Caroline St-Hilaire 20,868 52.25 $60,728
Liberal Sophie Joncas 12,991 32.53 $45,206
     Progressive Conservative Richard Lafleur 2,210 5.53 $93
Alliance Michel Minguy 2,066 5.17 $7,361
Marijuana David Fiset 968 2.42 none listed
New Democratic Timothy Spurr 655 1.64 none listed
Marxist–Leninist Stéphane Chénier 183 0.46 $10
Total valid votes 39,941 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,181
Turnout 41,122 59.66
Electors on the lists 68,927
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.


  1. ^ "Caroline St-Hilaire wants Bill 101 amended to prohibit English in council". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 23 June 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Elections Longueuil (in French)

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