|Leader of the Bloc Québécois|
March 18, 2017
|Preceded by||Rhéal Fortin (Interim)|
|Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Vachon|
July 5, 2010
|Preceded by||Camil Bouchard|
April 8, 1969 |
Longueuil, Quebec, Canada
|Political party||Bloc Québécois (federal)|
Parti Québécois (2010-2017, provincial)Independent (since 2017, provincial)
After the 2012 election she was appointed as Minister of Natural Resources and Wildlife. Ouellet contested the leadership of the Parti Québécois in 2015 and in 2016. She placed third both times. She was a member of the Parti Québécois from 2010 to 2017.
On February 5, 2017, Ouellet announced her candidacy for the leadership of the federal Bloc Québécois. She now sits in the National Assembly of Quebec as an independent MNA, and has stated that she will remain in that role until the next election. After being the only candidate in the race at the end of the nomination period, she was officially acclaimed as leader on March 18, 2017.
|Parti Québécois||Martine Ouellet||11,983||33.06||-6.53|
|Coalition Avenir Québec||Stephane Robichaud||9,164||25.28||-4.38|
|Québec solidaire||Sebastien Robert||2,644||7.29||+2.24|
|Parti Québécois||Martine Ouellet||14,723||39.59|
|Coalition Avenir Québec||Jean-François Roberge||11,030||29.66|
|Liberal||Linda Langlois Saulnier||7,885||21.21|
|Québec solidaire||Sebastien Robert||1,878||5.05|
|VachonQuebec provincial by-election, July 5, 2010:|
|Parti Québécois||Martine Ouellet||7,863||59.15||+10.51|
|Action démocratique||Alain Dépatie||879||6.61||−7.06|
|Québec solidaire||Sébastien Robert||727||5.47||+3.23|
|Total valid votes||13,293||100.00|
|Rejected and declined votes||174|
|Electors on the lists||46,046|
- Bloc Québécois' new leader: Who is Martine Ouellet? Montreal Gazette. Author - Andy Riga. Published 14 March 2017. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
- "Parti Quebecois holds on to a Montreal-area riding in Quebec byelection". Winnipeg Free Press, July 5, 2010.
- "Bloc québécois : Martine Ouellet se lance dans la course à la direction". Radio-Canada, February 5, 2017.
- "Bloc Québécois' new leader: Who is Martine Ouellet?". The Montreal Gazette. Retrieved March 14, 2017.
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- "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
- Martine Ouellet (French)
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