Luc Thériault

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Luc Thériault

Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Montcalm
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded byManon Perreault
Member of the National Assembly of Québec for Masson
In office
April 14, 2003 – March 26, 2007
Preceded byGilles Labbé
Succeeded byGinette Grandmont
Personal details
Born (1960-01-31) January 31, 1960 (age 59)
Montreal, Quebec
Political partyBloc Québécois
Other political
affiliations
Québec debout (2018)
Parti Québécois (provincial)
ProfessionProfessor

Luc Thériault MP (born January 31, 1960) is a Canadian academic and politician.[1] As a member of the Parti Québécois, he served as a Member of the National Assembly of Quebec from 2003 to 2007, representing the Masson electoral district. In 2015, he was elected to the Canadian House of Commons representing Montcalm, as a member of the Bloc Québécois. He served as the Bloc Québécois House Leader from 2015 until 2017, and was the party's representative on the Special Committee on Electoral Reform.

Thériault, along with six other Bloc MPs, resigned from the Bloc's caucus to sit as an independent MP on February 28, 2018 citing conflicts with the leadership style of Martine Ouellet.[2] He rejoined the Bloc Québécois caucus on September 17, 2018.[3]

Life and career[edit]

Thériault was born in Montreal. He attended Université du Québec à Montréal, earning a bachelor's degree in philosophy in 1984 and a Masters in political philosophy in 1988. He later earned a DESS in bioethics at the Université de Montréal in 2002.

After obtaining his master's degree, he taught philosophy at Collège de Maisonneuve from 1985 to 2003. He also coached water polo from 1979 to 1988.

He served as a member of the Ethics Committee of the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital and Jeanne-Le Ber nursing home from 2000 to 2003. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Maisonneuve Cooperative School (Coopérative scolaire Maisonneuve) from 2001 to 2003.

He was bureau chief for Parti Québécois in Ville-Marie, Montreal from 1999 to 2003. He was elected in the Quebec general election, 2003, succeeding Gilles Labbé. He was defeated in the Quebec general election, 2007 by Ginette Grandmont.

Electoral record[edit]

Federal[edit]

2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Luc Thériault 19,405 36.6 +5.16
Liberal Louis-Charles Thouin 14,484 27.3 +22.38
New Democratic Martin Leclerc 12,431 23.5 -28.4
Conservative Gisèle Desroches 5,093 9.6 +1.65
Green Yumi Yow Mei Ang 976 1.8 -1.99
Strength in Democracy Manon Perreault 620 1.2
Total valid votes/Expense limit 53,009 100.0     $219,524.51
Total rejected ballots 1,226 2.2 +0.41
Turnout 54,235 64.92 +3.16
Eligible voters 83,532
Bloc Québécois gain from New Democratic Swing +16.78
Source: Elections Canada[4][5]

Provincial[edit]

2007 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Action démocratique Ginette Grandmont 18,808 43.83 +21.66
Parti Québécois Luc Thériault 15,414 35.92 -8.91
Liberal Denise Cloutier 6,058 14.12 -18.88
Green Jean Bonneau 1,569 3.66
Québec solidaire Marco Legrand 1,059 2.47
Total valid votes 42,908 98.78
Total rejected ballots 529 1.22
Turnout 43,437 74.30 +3.44
Electors on the lists 58,459
Action démocratique gain from Parti Québécois Swing +15.29
2003 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Parti Québécois Luc Thériault 15,445 44.83 -19.20
Liberal Richard Marcotte 11,371 33.00 +16.73
Action démocratique Nathalie Filion 7,637 22.17 +4.22
Total valid votes 34,453 97.72
Total rejected ballots 803 2.28
Turnout 35,256 70.86 +10.71
Electors on the lists 49,756
Parti Québécois hold Swing -17.97

Municipal[edit]

2013 Mascouche mayoral election
Party Mayoral candidate Vote %
  Vision démocratique de Mascouche - Équipe Guillaume Tremblay Guillaume Tremblay 9,438 53.70
  Équipe Luc Thériault Luc Thériault 6,296 35.82
  Independent Pierre Nevraumont 1,842 10.48
Total 17,576 100.00

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adam, Melanie (March 26, 2007). Luc Thériault : une longue journée. Le Trait d'Union
  2. ^ Allard, Clement (February 28, 2018). "Seven of 10 Bloc Quebecois MPs quit over Martine Ouellet's leadership". The Globe and Mail. The Canadian Press. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  3. ^ "5 Bloc Québécois MPs who quit party returning to the fold". CBC News. September 17, 2018. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  4. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Montcalm, 30 September 2015
  5. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2015-08-15 at the Wayback Machine

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