Mario Laframboise

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Mario Laframboise
MNA
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Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Blainville
Assumed office
April 7, 2014
Preceded by Daniel Ratthé
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel
In office
November 27, 2000 – May 2, 2011
Preceded by Maurice Dumas
Succeeded by Mylène Freeman
Personal details
Born (1957-11-07) November 7, 1957 (age 59)
Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix, Quebec
Political party Bloc Québécois
Coalition Avenir Québec
Profession Notary

Mario Laframboise (born November 7, 1957 in Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix, Quebec) is a Canadian politician. Laframboise served as mayor of Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix and Reeve of the Papineau MRC before getting into federal politics. In the Canadian federal election, 2000, Laframboise was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as the Bloc Québécois candidate in the riding of Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel. He was easily re-elected in the 2004, 2006 and 2008 elections, however he was defeated in the 2011 election by NDP's Mylène Freeman. A former notary, he was the Bloc critic to the Minister of Transport and later to the Minister of Infrastructure. He was also vice-president of the federal permanent committee of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.[1]

Laframboise was the Coalition Avenir Québec candidate for the June 11, 2012 by-election in the provincial riding of Argenteuil.[2] He came in third. He was again defeated by Richer in the 2012 general election. In the 2014 general election he switched to the riding of Blainville, where he was elected.

Priorities[edit]

During his tenure as MP his priorities were centered on the local economy which is especially dominated by the forestry, tourism and agriculture sectors especially in the Petite-Nation region. When the Conservative government of Stephen Harper was elected to power after the 2006 election, Laframboise urged them to adopt a motion by the Bloc Québécois that would have modified the Employment Insurance Bill which would have helped workers who've lost their jobs - at that time a local Thurso sawmill closed in early 2006.[3]

He mentioned that the Conservatives had promised during the election to create an independent employment insurance program.[4] The MP and his party also wanted measures to help more aged workers when they lost their jobs.

Despite its support over the Kyoto Accord, Laframboise also supported the completion of Autoroute 50 between Gatineau and Lachute in the Laurentians which has been planned for years in order to provide an alternative way to the dangerous Route 148 which was the scene of numerous fatal accidents over the years in the Petite-Nation region. During his mandates, he criticized the lack of participation of the federal government (during the Liberal era) over the construction of it. However, the lack of funding forced the Quebec government to build only a Super-2 highway, while Laframboise wanted a four-lane traditional Autoroute to facilitated a triangular corridor formed by Montreal, Gatineau and the Mont-Tremblant ski resort in the Laurentians. He mentioned that a two-lane highway would become as dangerous as the Route 175 that crossed the Laurentians Wildlife Reserve north of Quebec City.[5]

Electoral record[edit]

Quebec general election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Parti Québécois Roland Richer 12,449 38.52 +2.14
Liberal Lise Proulx 9,387 29.05 -4.07
Coalition Avenir Québec Mario Laframboise 8,564 26.50 +5.08
Québec solidaire Yvan Zanetti 855 2.65 -0.09
Green Stephen Matthews 653 2.02 -0.99
Option nationale Patrick Sabourin 409 1.27 -0.04
Total valid votes 32,317 99.04
Total rejected ballots 314 0.96
Turnout 32,631 74.33 +31.85
Electors on the lists 43,902
Quebec provincial by-election, June 11, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Parti Québécois Roland Richer 6,568 36.16 +2.54
Liberal Lise Proulx 6,067 33.40 -16.18
Coalition Avenir Québec Mario Laframboise 3,887 21.40 +10.16
Green Claude Sabourin 543 2.99 -0.49
Québec solidaire Yvan Zanetti 490 2.70 +0.61
Option nationale Patrick Sabourin 243 1.34
Conservative Jean Lecavalier 190 1.05
Independent Georges Lapointe 151 0.83
Autonomist Team Gérald Nicolas 26 0.14
Total valid votes 18,165 98.71
Total rejected ballots 237 1.29
Turnout 18,402 42.36
Electors on the lists 43,441
Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Mylène Freeman 25,801 44.24 +31.84
Bloc Québécois Mario Laframboise 16,876 28.94 -19.16
Liberal Daniel Fox 7,175 12.30 -5.85
Conservative Yvan Patry 6,497 11.14 -6.29
Green Stephen Matthews 1,506 2.58 -1.16
Independent Michel Daniel Guibord 342 0.59
Marxist–Leninist Christian-Simon Ferlatte 123 0.21 +0.03
Total valid vote/Expense limit 58,320 100.00

Source: Elections Canada


Canadian federal election, 2008: Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Mario Laframboise 26,455 48.10 −4.03 $75,734
Liberal André Robert 9,984 18.15 +4.70 $11,373
Conservative Scott Pearce 9,584 17.43 −5.89 $35,878
New Democratic Alain Senécal 6,819 12.40 +5.91 none listed
Green Pierre Audette 2,055 3.74 −0.90 none listed
Marxist–Leninist Christian-Simon Ferlatte 98 0.18 none listed
Total valid votes 54,995 100.00
Total rejected ballots 816 1.46
Turnout 55,811 60.86 −1.80
Electors on the lists 91,705
Bloc Québécois hold Swing −4.4
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.


Canadian federal election, 2006: Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Mario Laframboise 27,855 52.13 −5.27 $55,659
Conservative Suzanne Courville 12,461 23.32 +16.28 $41,061
Liberal François-Hugues Liberge 7,171 13.42 −13.45 $12,534
New Democratic Alain Senécal 3,466 6.49 +3.45 $1,480
Green Claude Sabourin 2,480 4.64 −0.46 $1,166
Total valid votes 53,433 100.00
Total rejected ballots 846 1.56
Turnout 54,279 62.66 +2.33
Electors on the lists 86,627
Bloc Québécois hold Swing −10.8
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.


Canadian federal election, 2004: Argenteuil—Mirabel
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Mario Laframboise 28,228 57.40 +14.41 $60,403
Liberal Yves Sabourin 13,214 26.87 −15.55 $39,904
Conservative David H. McArthur 3,460 7.04 −2.36 $7,918
Green Claude Sabourin 2,510 5.10 $1,090
New Democratic Elisabeth Clark 1,493 3.04 +2.00 none listed
Christian Heritage Laurent Filion 202 0.41 none listed
Marxist–Leninist Michael O'Grady 69 0.14 none listed
Total valid votes 49,176 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,119
Turnout 50,295 60.33 −1.31
Electors on the lists 83,364
Sources: Percentage change figures are factored for redistribution. Conservative Party percentages are contrasted with the combined Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative percentages from 2000. Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.


Canadian federal election, 2000: Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Mario Laframboise 21,713 43.20 +2.33 $63,057
Liberal Lise Bourgault 21,171 42.12 +8.10 $59,477
Alliance Francine Labelle 2,897 5.76 $2,011
     Progressive Conservative Jean-Denis Pelletier 1,848 3.68 −17.86 $6,611
Marijuana Pierre Audette 934 1.86 none listed
Green Gilles Bisson 723 1.44 $16
New Democratic Didier Charles 550 1.09 −0.52 none listed
Natural Law Marie-Thérèse Nault 256 0.51 −0.47 none listed
     N/A (Christian Heritage) Laurent Filion 167 0.33 −0.64 $138
Total valid votes 50,259 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,387
Turnout 51,646 63.74 −7.63
Electors on the lists 81,024
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Laflamme, Jessy, La Petite-Nation en bref, La Petite-Nation (Saint-Andre-Avellin), Saint-Andre-Avellin, Quebec, May 14, 2006, page 7
  2. ^ Dougherty, Kevin, "Two provincial by-elections called for June 11," Montreal Gazette, May 10, 2012
  3. ^ Thurso : MacMillan déborde de confiance, Le Droit, Ottawa, April 22, 2006, page 4
  4. ^ Soucy, Yves, Assurance-emploi : Laframboise presse les conservateurs d'agir (Employment Insurance : Laframboise urges Conservatives to act), Le Droit, Ottawa, May 12, 2006, page 10.
  5. ^ Gauderault, Patrice, Élections 2006, Argenteuil-Papineau-Mirabel, Le fief bloquiste, Le Droit, Ottawa, January 5, 2006, page 6

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