|30th Mayor of Longueuil|
10 November 2009
|Preceded by||Claude Gladu|
|MP for Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher|
|Preceded by||Nic LeBlanc|
|Succeeded by||Jean Dorion|
November 16, 1969 |
|Political party||Bloc Québécois (federal)
Action Longueuil (municipal)
|Alma mater||Université du Québec à Montréal|
Caroline St-Hilaire (born November 16, 1969 in Longueuil, Quebec) is a Canadian 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)
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.
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)
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.
On July 1, 2016, St-Hilaire was expected to make a speech at the annual Canada Day parade in the Longueuil borough of Greenfield Park however she failed to show up. St-Hilaire is known for being an advocate for Quebec sovereignty.
|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%|
Federal electoral record (incomplete)
|Canadian federal election, 2000: Longueuil|
|Bloc Québécois||Caroline St-Hilaire||20,868||52.25||$60,728|
|Progressive Conservative||Richard Lafleur||2,210||5.53||$93|
|Marijuana||David Fiset||968||2.42||none listed|
|New Democratic||Timothy Spurr||655||1.64||none listed|
|Total valid votes||39,941||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||1,181|
|Electors on the lists||68,927|
|Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.|
- "Caroline St-Hilaire wants Bill 101 amended to prohibit English in council". cbc.ca. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 23 June 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
- "Longueuil mayor a no-show for Greenfield Park Canada Day Celebrations". globalnews.ca. Global News Network. 2 July 2016.
- Elections Longueuil (in French)
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