Christian Simard

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Christian Simard (born December 22, 1954 in Chicoutimi, Quebec) is a Canadian politician. He is the brother of MNA Sylvain Simard.

A director general, political adviser and project coordinator, Simard was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 2004 federal election. As the Bloc Québécois candidate in the riding of Beauport, in Quebec City, he defeated the Liberal candidate Dennis Dawson by over 11,000 votes. Simard was the Bloc's critic to Housing. However, in the 2006 election he was defeated by the Conservative's Sylvie Boucher in the riding of Beauport—Limoilou by less than 1000 votes.

He ran unsuccessfully as the Parti Québécois candidate in Jean-Lesage in the 2007 Quebec election.

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2004: Beauport
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Christian Simard 22,989 49.65 $44,941
Liberal Dennis Dawson 11,866 25.63 $61,325
Conservative Stephan Asselin 7,388 15.96 $6,974
New Democratic Xavier Trégan 1,896 4.09 $621
Green Jeannine T. Desharnais 1,577 3.41 $252
Marijuana Nicolas Frichot 585 1.26 none listed
Total valid votes 46,301 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,129
Turnout 47,430 56.68
Electors on the lists 83,685
Percentage change figures are factored for redistribution. Conservative Party percentages are contrasted with the combined Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative percentages from 2000.
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.

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Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Electoral district created. See Beauport—Montmorency—
and Québec East
Member of Parliament for Beauport—Limoilou
Succeeded by
Sylvie Boucher, Conservative