Lise Thériault

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Lise Thériault
MNA
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Theriault (right)
Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Anjou-Louis-Riel
Anjou (2002–2012)
Assumed office
April 15, 2002
Preceded by Jean-Sébastien Lamoureux
Personal details
Born (1966-01-07) January 7, 1966 (age 51)
Toronto, Ontario
Political party Quebec Liberal Party
Spouse(s) Gérard Therrien
Residence Montreal, Quebec
Profession Editor, Businesswoman
Cabinet Minister of the Status of Women
Portfolio Minister of Immigration, Minister of Labour, Minister of Public Security

Lise Thériault (born January 7, 1966 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Quebec politician. She is a Member of the National Assembly of Quebec representing the riding of Anjou-Louis-Riel in Montreal. She is currently the Deputy Premier of Quebec and Minister for the Status of Women in the Couillard government.

Before entering politics, Thériault was for eight years a sales director and was also for nine years an editor and co-founder of l'Édition - Le Journal des Gens d'affaires. She was an administration member of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Montreal, the CDEC Anjou/Montreal (a development organization) and the Collège Marie-Victorin. She was also a co-founder of a long-term care facility in Montreal.

She was elected in Anjou in a by-election in 2002 and re-elected in 2003. She was named the Minister of Immigration and Cultural Communities from 2005 to 2007 and was re-elected in the 2007 elections. Jean Charest did not reappoint her to cabinet in 2007, and Yolande James succeeded her to become the first ever Black cabinet minister in Quebec.

After the 2008 elections, she was named the delegate Minister for Social Services until 2010 where she replaced Sam Hamad as Minister of Labor.

Following the 2014 election, she was named Deputy Premier of Quebec and the first woman to become Minister of Public Security in the history of Quebec.

In 2016, she was reassigned to the Status of Women portfolio but remained deputy premier.

Electoral record[edit]

Quebec general election, 2014: Anjou–Louis-Riel
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Lise Thériault 16,049 50.81 +10.69
Parti Québécois Yasmina Chouakri 7,326 23.19 -7.78
Coalition Avenir Québec Richard Campeau 5,315 16.83 -2.9
Québec solidaire Marlène Lessard 2,448 7.75 +0.48
Green Annibal Teclou 303 0.96
Option nationale Raphaël Couture 147 0.47 -0.79
Total valid votes 31,588 98.58
Total rejected ballots 454 1.42
Turnout 32,042 73.29 -2.04
Electors on the lists 43,718
Liberal hold Swing
Quebec general election, 2012: Anjou–Louis-Riel
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Lise Thériault 12,953 40.12 -10.32
Parti Québécois Martine Roux 9,998 30.97 -3.47
Coalition Avenir Québec Richard Campeau 6,371 19.73 +11.05
Québec solidaire Marlène Lessard 2,347 7.27 +3.63
Option nationale Raphaël Couture 407 1.26  
Coalition pour la constituante Samuel Stohl 113 0.35  
Marxist–Leninist Linda Sullivan 99 0.31  
Total valid votes 32,288 98.64
Total rejected ballots 446 1.36
Turnout 32,734 75.33  
Electors on the lists 43,456
Liberal hold Swing -3.43

^ Change is from redistributed results. CAQ change is from ADQ.

Quebec general election, 2008: Anjou
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Lise Thériault 13,082 50.44
Parti Québécois Sébastien Richard 8,930 34.43
Action démocratique Jacques Lachapelle 2,252 8.68
Québec solidaire Francine Gagné 944 3.64
Green Sylvie Morneau 727 2.80
Total valid votes 25,935 98.54
Total rejected ballots 385 1.46
Turnout 26,320 58.88
Electors 44,703
Quebec general election, 2007: Anjou
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Lise Thériault 13,280 41.36
Parti Québécois Sébastien Richard 8,795 27.39
Action démocratique Lorraine Laperrière 7,409 23.07
Green Alain Bissonnette 1,376 4.29
Québec solidaire Francine Gagné 1,151 3.58
Marxist–Leninist Hélène Héroux 99 0.31
Total valid votes 32,110 98.97
Total rejected ballots 333 1.03
Turnout 32,443 72.04
Electors 45,034
Source: Official Results, Le Directeur général des élections du Québec.
Quebec general election, 2003: Anjou
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Lise Thériault 17,572 53.69
Parti Québécois France Bachand 10,573 32.30
Action démocratique Martin Janson 4,319 13.20
Marxist–Leninist Hélène Héroux 266 0.81
Total valid votes 32,730 98.46
Rejected and declined votes 513 1.54
Turnout 33,243 73.30
Electors on the lists 45,350
Source: Official Results, Le Directeur général des élections du Québec.
Quebec provincial by-election, April 15, 2002: Anjou
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Lise Thériault 8,845 54.59
Parti Québécois Aude Vézina 4,275 26.38
Action démocratique Nathalie Proulx 2,848 17.58
Green David Hamel 163 1.01
Independent Régent Millette 72 0.44
Total valid votes 16,203 98.91
Rejected and declined votes 178 1.09
Turnout 16,381 46.62
Electors on the lists 35,134
Source: Official Results, Le Directeur général des élections du Québec.

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Political offices
Preceded by
François Gendron
Deputy Premier of Quebec
2014–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Stéphanie Vallée
Minister of the Status of Women
2016–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Stéphane Bergeron
Minister of Public Security
2014–2016
Succeeded by
Martin Coiteux
Preceded by
Sam Hamad
Minister of Labour
2010–2012
Succeeded by
Agnès Maltais
Preceded by
none
Minister of Immigration and Cultural Communities
2005–2007
Succeeded by
Yolande James