|Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party|
November 18, 2015
|Preceded by||Peter MacKay|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
October 19, 2015
|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|
Denis Lebel, PC, MP (born May 26, 1954) is a Canadian federal politician and former mayor of Roberval, Quebec and is currently the Deputy Leader of the Federal Opposition. Lebel was born in Roberval, Quebec.
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, he was named Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party and thus Deputy Opposition Leader.
|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, 17 September 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 2015-11-05.
- "New faces, but stability key in Harper cabinet shuffle". CBC News. May 18, 2011. Retrieved 2015-11-05.
- "Harper cabinet shuffle: 8 new ministers named". Toronto Star. July 15, 2013. Retrieved 2015-11-05.
- Martin, Pierre (July 18, 2013). "Lac-Mégantic disaster: Political winners and losers". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2015-11-05.
- "Harper's Quebec hopes rooted in newly promoted duo". The Globe and Mail. July 16, 2013. Retrieved 2015-11-06.
- "Conservative incumbent Denis Lebel keeps Lac-Saint-Jean". Global News. October 19, 2015. Retrieved 2015-11-06.
- "Who's in and who's out: election night big wins and losses". CBC News. October 19, 2015. Retrieved 2015-11-06.
- "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.
- Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Lac-Saint-Jean, 30 September 2015
- Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates
- 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)
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