|MNA for Sainte-Marie–Saint-Jacques|
April 10, 2006 – 2012
|Preceded by||André Boulerice|
|Succeeded by||Daniel Breton|
March 19, 1964 |
|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.
Montreal city politics
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
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.
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.
Electoral record (partial)
|Sainte-Marie–Saint-JacquesQuebec provincial by-election, April 10, 2006:|
|Parti Québécois||Martin Lemay||5,462||41.21||−8.63|
|Québec solidaire||Manon Massé||2,943||22.20||+15.72*|
|Action démocratique||Catherine Goyer||257||1.94||−6.39|
|Total valid votes||13,255||99.24||–|
|Total rejected ballots||101||0.76||–|
|Electors on the lists||42,437||–||–|
* Result compared to UFP