|Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party|
November 18, 2015 – July 20, 2017
|Leader||Rona Ambrose (interim)
|Preceded by||Peter MacKay|
|Succeeded by||Lisa Raitt|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
October 19, 2015 – August 9, 2017
|Preceded by||Riding established|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
September 17, 2007 – October 19, 2015
|Preceded by||Michel Gauthier|
|Succeeded by||Riding dissolved|
|Mayor of Roberval|
|Preceded by||Claude Munger|
|Succeeded by||Michel Larouche|
May 26, 1954 |
Roberval, Quebec, Canada
|Political party||Conservative (2007–present)|
|Bloc Québécois (1993-2001)|
|Profession||hotel manager, restaurateur|
|Cabinet||Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs|
On October 30, 2008, he was appointed to Prime Minister Stephen Harper's cabinet as Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec. After the 2011 election, Lebel was promoted to Minister of Transport. He was shuffled out of the post in July 2013, shortly after the Lac-Megantic train disaster.
On November 18, 2015 he was named Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party and thus Deputy Opposition Leader.
Lebel announced on June 19, 2017 that he will be stepping down as an MP in the following weeks, before the House of Commons resumes sitting in the fall.
The Montreal Gazette reported on June 20, 2017 that Lebel is to be appointed as the CEO of Québec Forest Industry Council. It has also been reported that Quebec Liberal Premier Philippe Couillard is interested in recruiting Lebel to run for the Liberals in the next Quebec general election, expected in 2018.
|Canadian federal election, 2015: Lac-Saint-Jean|
|New Democratic||Gisèle Dallaire||15,735||28.46||-3.68||–|
|Bloc Québécois||Sabin Gaudreault||10,152||18.37||-2.63||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||55,279||100.0||$278,464.25|
|Total rejected ballots||925||–||–|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|Canadian federal election, 2011: Roberval—Lac-Saint-Jean|
|New Democratic||Yvon Guay||11,182||27.70||+22.99||$1,983|
|Bloc Québécois||Claude Pilote||8,577||21.25||-18.40||$70,809|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||40,365||100.00||$102,172|
|Total rejected ballots||494||1.21||+0.04|
|Canadian federal election, 2008: Roberval—Lac-Saint-Jean|
|Bloc Québécois||Claude Pilote||14,619||39.65||+12.89||$79,101|
|New Democratic||Catherine Forbes||1,738||4.71||+2.40||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||36,870||100.00||$98,690|
|Total rejected ballots||437||1.17||–|
|Canadian federal by-election, September 17, 2007: Roberval—Lac-Saint-Jean|
|Bloc Québécois||Céline Houde||7,830||26.76||-18.44||$93,915|
|New Democratic||Éric Dubois||675||2.31||-3.22||$3,123|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||29,262||100.00||$95,677|
|Total rejected ballots||265||0.90|
|Conservative gain from Bloc Québécois||Swing||+20.23|
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- "Quebec gets lost in the shuffle". The Globe and Mail. October 30, 2008. Retrieved November 5, 2015.
- "New faces, but stability key in Harper cabinet shuffle". CBC News. May 18, 2011. Retrieved November 5, 2015.
- "Harper cabinet shuffle: 8 new ministers named". Toronto Star. July 15, 2013. Retrieved November 5, 2015.
- Martin, Pierre (July 18, 2013). "Lac-Mégantic disaster: Political winners and losers". Toronto Star. Retrieved November 5, 2015.
- "Harper's Quebec hopes rooted in newly promoted duo". The Globe and Mail. July 16, 2013. Retrieved November 6, 2015.
- "Conservative incumbent Denis Lebel keeps Lac-Saint-Jean". Global News. October 19, 2015. Retrieved November 6, 2015.
- "Who's in and who's out: election night big wins and losses". CBC News. October 19, 2015. Retrieved November 6, 2015.
- "Here’s something new: Rempel and Lebel want to be co-leaders of the Tories". David Akin's On the Hill. October 31, 2015. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
- "Denis Lebel devient chef adjoint du Parti conservateur". Radio-Canada. November 18, 2015. Retrieved November 18, 2015.
- "Longtime Conservative MP Denis Lebel quitting politics - 570 NEWS". June 19, 2017.
- "Departure of former Conservative minister Denis Lebel sets up intriguing Quebec byelection: Hébert - Toronto Star". thestar.com.
- "Voter Information Service - Who are the candidates in my electoral district?". www.elections.ca.
- Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived August 15, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.
- Denis Lebel official site
- Profile at Parliament of Canada
- Denis Lebel – Parliament of Canada biography
- Speeches, votes and activity at OpenParliament.ca
|28th Ministry – Cabinet of Stephen Harper|
|Cabinet posts (3)|
|Chuck Strahl||Minister of Transport
|Peter Penashue||Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
|Jean-Pierre Blackburn||Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
styled as Minister of State (Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec)