Martin Lemay

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Martin Lemay
MNA for Sainte-Marie–Saint-Jacques
In office
April 10, 2006 – 2012
Preceded by André Boulerice
Succeeded by Daniel Breton
Personal details
Born (1964-03-19) March 19, 1964 (age 53)
Amos, Quebec
Political party Parti Québécois
Portfolio Immigration, cultural communities, Citizenship, Metropole

Martin Lemay (born March 19, 1964 in Amos, Quebec) is a politician in Quebec, Canada. He is the Parti Québécois (PQ) Member of the National Assembly (MNA) for Sainte-Marie–Saint-Jacques in the National Assembly of Quebec.


He studied history and sociology at the Université du Québec à Montréal. He also received a post graduate certificate in public management at the École nationale d'administration publique.

Montreal city politics[edit]

Lemay began his political career in municipal politics being a councilor for the district of Sainte-Marie in the Montreal region from 1994 to 1998. In 2000, he was president of the Ville-Marie borough. When Pierre Bourque tried to be elected MNA for the Action démocratique du Québec (ADQ), he became leader of Vision Montréal, which was then the Official Opposition party against Gérald Tremblay.

Member of the legislature[edit]

In April 2006, he was elected in Sainte-Marie–Saint-Jacques, the former stronghold of Claude Charron and André Boulerice, in a by-election, defeating the Liberal candidate Nathalie Malépart, who was the daughter of former MNA Jean-Claude Malépart.

This was the first election in which the Québec Solidaire party took part. Lemay had received the support of the SPQ Libre of Pierre Dubuc.

At the time of his assembly nomination, Lemay asked Jean Charest to legislate on climate change, trying to benefit from the recent resignation of Thomas Mulcair. He was named spokesperson on Housing, replacing Nicole Léger.

After his 2007 re-election, he was named the PQ critic for Immigration and Cultural Communities.

See also[edit]

Electoral record (partial)[edit]

Quebec provincial by-election, April 10, 2006: Sainte-Marie–Saint-Jacques
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Parti Québécois Martin Lemay 5,462 41.21 −8.63
Liberal Nathalie Malépart 3,700 27.91 −2.56
Québec solidaire Manon Massé 2,943 22.20 +15.72*
Green Jean-Christophe Mortreux 815 6.15 +3.52
Action démocratique Catherine Goyer 257 1.94 −6.39
Independent Jocelyne Leduc 50 0.38
Independent Régent Millette 28 0.21
Total valid votes 13,255 99.24
Total rejected ballots 101 0.76
Turnout 13,356 31.47 −30.04
Electors on the lists 42,437

* Result compared to UFP

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