Deltell in 2018
|Official Opposition Critic for the Treasury Board|
Assumed office |
August 30, 2017
|Preceded by||Pat Kelly|
|Official Opposition Critic for Employment & Labour|
November 20, 2016 – October 15, 2016
|Preceded by||Alexandre Boulerice|
|Succeeded by||Pierre Poilievre|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
Assumed office |
October 19, 2015
|Preceded by||Alexandrine Latendresse|
|Leader of the Action démocratique du Québec|
November 19, 2009 – January 22, 2012
|Preceded by||Gilles Taillon|
|Succeeded by||None, Party dissolved|
|Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Chauveau|
December 8, 2008 – April 7, 2015
|Preceded by||Gilles Taillon|
|Succeeded by||Véronyque Tremblay|
August 8, 1964|
Quebec City, Quebec
Conservative (Federal) |
Action démocratique du Québec|
|Relations||Guy (father), Paule (mother)|
|Alma mater||Université Laval|
Gérard Deltell MP (born August 8, 1964) is a politician in Quebec, Canada. Deltell was the final leader of the Action démocratique du Québec (ADQ) from 2009 to the merger of the party with the Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) in 2012. He was the member of the National Assembly of Quebec for the riding of Chauveau. He was the house leader of the CAQ in the National Assembly until the provincial election in April 2014 and has served as a federal MP for Louis-Saint-Laurent since October 2015.
Deltell's parents are both Pied-Noirs born in Algeria. Deltell is a Spanish name, his father's family was settled in Algeria by 1840 and his maternal family's roots are French and Italian. His parents immigrated to Canada and settled in Montreal in 1958, but relocated later in the year to Loretteville, near Quebec City. His father, Guy, served in a Moroccan regiment of the French Army of the Second World War and was awarded the French Legion of Honour on October 26, 2011.
Deltell studied social science at Cégep de Sainte-Foy, graduating in 1984. He majored in history at Université Laval and graduated in 1989. He also received training as an announcer at the Collège des annonceurs radio télévision in 1982 and at École de radio et de télévision Promédia in 1993. He received a pilot's license for ultralight aircraft in 2005.
Before he entered politics, Deltell worked as a TV correspondent with TQS. He also worked for the TVA and Radio-Canada stations in Quebec City, as well as the CIRO-FM radio station as a radio show host. Overall, he worked as a journalist for a total of over 20 years.
Deltell ran as the Action démocratique du Québec candidate in the district of Chauveau in the 2008 provincial election. He won the seat with 44% of the vote and succeeded Gilles Taillon, who ran and lost in Chapleau.
On November 19, 2009, Deltell replaced Taillon as leader of the ADQ.
During his tenure as ADQ leader, Deltell was noted as a stabilizing factor inside the party after the 2009 leadership race caused a power vacuum in the party. He improved the fortunes of the ADQ in the polls, bringing them back to 20% in the polls. The ADQ were also polling well in the Quebec City region and other noted Conservative areas.
He ceased being leader of the ADQ upon the dissolution of the party into the new movement established by François Legault, the Coalition Avenir Québec. Deltell served as parliamentary leader of the CAQ caucus until the 2012 Quebec general election.
From 2012 to 2014 he served as House Leader for the CAQ.
Following much speculation, Deltell announced on April 7, 2015, that he would be running for the federal conservatives in the riding of Louis-Saint-Laurent in the 2015 federal election. His resignation as MNA for Chauveau took effect the same day. Deltell was elected MP on October 19, 2015. The Conservative Party saw a resurgence in support in the Quebec City region, with Deltell receiving credit for the party's increased support.
Since going to Ottawa, Deltell has been considered a rising star within the Conservative caucus. Opposition leader Rona Ambrose named Deltell the party's Quebec lieutenant and critic for Employment, Workforce and Labour, and he has been noted for his strong performances during Question Period. Despite being a newcomer to federal politics, Deltell has been mentioned as a possible leadership candidate to replace former leader Stephen Harper. While he has brushed aside the idea, Deltell has received support from within the Conservative caucus to run; he ultimately threw his support to Erin O'Toole. Globe and Mail columnist Jefferey Simpson wrote that "he ticks off a number of Conservative/conservative boxes."
Deltell was one of three Conservatives named to the membership of the Special Committee on Electoral Reform.
On October 16, 2016, Deltell was appointed Official Opposition Finance Critic by Rona Ambrose, interim leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.
|Canadian federal election, 2015: Louis-Saint-Laurent|
|New Democratic||G. Daniel Caron||10,296||15.92||-23.96||–|
|Bloc Québécois||Ronald Sirard||6,688||10.34||-4.02||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||64,683||100.0||$233,588.52|
|Total rejected ballots||852||–||–|
|Conservative gain from New Democratic||Swing||+18.27|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|Quebec general election, 2014: Chauveau|
|Coalition Avenir Québec||Gérard Deltell||22,679||52.31||-0.88|
|Parti Québécois||Christian Robitaille||5,279||12.18||-4.26|
|Québec solidaire||Jean-Claude Bernheim||1,717||3.96||+0.93|
|Option nationale||Sophie Leblanc||289||0.67||-0.87|
|Total valid votes||43,269||98.72|
|Total rejected ballots||560||1.28|
|Electors on the lists||57,651||–|
|Coalition Avenir Québec hold||Swing||-2.99|
|Quebec general election, 2012: Chauveau|
|Coalition Avenir Québec||Gérard Deltell||23,449||52.99||+10.47|
|Parti Québécois||Marie-Eve D'Ascola||7,247||16.38||-4.42|
|Québec solidaire||Sébastien Bouchard||1,337||3.02||+0.46|
|Option nationale||Ariane Grondin||677||1.53|
|Middle Class||Sylvain Rancourt||232||0.52|
|Équipe autonomiste||Normand Michaud||85||0.19|
|Quebec Citizens' Union||Noémie Rocque||78||0.18|
|Total valid votes||44,250||98.77|
|Total rejected ballots||550||1.23|
|Electors on the lists||56,759||–|
|Coalition Avenir Québec notional hold||Swing||+9.97|
|Change is from redistributed results. CAQ change is from ADQ.|
|Quebec general election, 2008: Chauveau|
|Action démocratique||Gérard Deltell||14,029||42.75||-12.84|
|Parti Québécois||François Aumond||6,559||19.99||+2.32|
|Québec solidaire||Catherine Flynn||801||2.44||+0.42|
|Total valid votes||32,813||100.0|
|Action démocratique hold||Swing||+12.66|
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- Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates