Gaston Isabelle

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Joseph Gaston Isabelle (born 14 November 1920 in Hull, Quebec, died 4 June 2013[1]) was a Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was a physician by career.[2]

Isabelle was educated at the University of Ottawa and the Université de Montréal and went on to practice in Hull and Lucerne.[3] He was mayor of Lucerne from 1961 to 1965. He was first elected in the 1965 federal election at the Gatineau electoral district. In the 1968 federal election, Isabelle campaigned in the Hull electoral district where he was re-elected in successive elections until the 1984 general election, at which point his riding was known as Hull—Aylmer.[2]

Isabelle left federal politics in 1988 after successful re-elections in all successive campaigns. He served seven consecutive terms of office from the 27th through 33rd Canadian Parliaments.[2]

He married Madeleine Sara-Bournet in 1946.[3]

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1980: Hull
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Gaston Isabelle 27,938 68.13
     New Democratic Party Michel Légère 10,059 24.53
     Progressive Conservative Roland Lefebvre 2,167 5.28
Rhinoceros Sylvain Dompierre 598 1.46
     Non-Affiliated Marc Bonhomme 174 0.42
     Marxist-Leninist Pierre Soublière 70 0.17
Total valid votes 41,006 100.00
Total rejected ballots 200
Turnout 41,206 69.66
Electors on the lists 59,150

Canadian federal election, 1979: Hull
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Gaston Isabelle 30,413 70.18
     New Democratic Party Michel Légère 7,175 16.56
     Social Credit Jean Tessier 2,357 5.44
     Progressive Conservative Jean-Paul St-Amand 2,320 5.35
Rhinoceros Pierre Cantin 835 1.93
     Union Populaire René Coté 132 0.30
     Marxist-Leninist Pierre Soublière 106 0.24
Total valid votes 43,338 100.00
Total rejected ballots 311
Turnout 43,649 76.88
Electors on the lists 56,777


  1. ^ "Décès du docteur Gaston Isabelle" (in French). 
  2. ^ a b c Gaston Isabelle – Parliament of Canada biography
  3. ^ a b Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.