Michel Guimond

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Michel Guimond
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Michel Guimond speaking at a press conference during the 2011 election campaign
Member of Parliament
for Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord
In office
1993–2011
Preceded by Charles Deblois
Succeeded by Jonathan Tremblay
Personal details
Born (1953-12-26)December 26, 1953
Chicoutimi, Quebec
Died January 19, 2015(2015-01-19) (aged 61)
Boischatel, Quebec
Political party Bloc Québécois,
Parti Québécois
Spouse(s) Mariette Langlois
Profession attorney

Michel Guimond (December 26, 1953 – January 19, 2015) was a Canadian politician. From 1987 to 1993 he served as a city councillor in Boischatel, Quebec. After this, he ran in the 1993 federal election for the Bloc Québécois. He was elected into the Canadian House of Commons as the member from Beauport—Montmorency—Orléans. He was re-elected in the 1997 and 2000 federal elections (in the riding of Beauport—Montmorency—Côte-de-Beaupré—Île-d'Orléans) and in the 2004 federal election (in the riding of Charlevoix—Montmorency). In the 2004 and 2008 elections, he won in Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord before being defeated in the 2011 federal election. A lawyer, he has served as the Bloc critic of Parliamentary Affairs, Transport and to the Auditor General. He then served as whip and deputy whip of the Bloc Québécois, and was also the vice-chair of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.

In the 2014 provincial election, he ran unsuccessfully for the Parti Québécois to represent the riding of Montmorency.

Guimond died of heart failure on January 19, 2015.[1]

Electoral record[edit]

Montmorency[edit]

Quebec general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Raymond Bernier 17,113 40.42
Coalition Avenir Québec Michelyne St-Laurent 14,323 33.83
Parti Québécois Michel Guimond 7,242 17.11
Québec solidaire Jean-Pierre Duchesneau 1,981 4.68
Conservative Adrien Pouliot 1,015 2.40
Green Marielle Parent 407 0.96
Option nationale Jean Bouchard 255 1.51
Total valid votes 42,336 98.89
Total rejected ballots 476 1.11
Turnout 42,812 77.00
Electors on the lists 55,950

Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Jonathan Tremblay 17,601 37.3% +29.6%
Bloc Québécois Michel Guimond 16,425 34.9% -14.0%
Conservative Michel-Éric Castonguay 9,660 20.5% -6.9%
Liberal Robert Gauthier 2,628 5.6% -7.8%
Green François Bédard 814 1.7% -1.0%
Total valid votes 47,128 100%
Total rejected ballots 627 1.3%
Turnout 47,755 62.5%
Eligible voters 76,447

Source: Elections Canada

Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Bloc Québécois Michel Guimond 21,068 48.9% -0.2%
Conservative Guy-Léonard Tremblay 11,789 27.4% -4.9%
Liberal Robert Gauthier 5,769 13.4% +4.5%
New Democratic Jonathan Tremblay 3,332 7.7% +1.3%
Green Jacques Legros 1,147 2.7% -0.7%
Total valid votes 43,105 100.0%
Total rejected ballots 547
Turnout  %
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Bloc Québécois Michel Guimond 22,169 49.1% -11.8%
Conservative Yves Laberge 14,559 32.3% +19.7%
Liberal Robert Gauthier 3,989 8.8% -11.7%
New Democratic Martin Cauchon 2,896 6.4% +3.9%
Green Yves Jourdain 1,527 3.4% 0.0%
Total valid votes 45,140 100.0%

Charlevoix—Montmorency, 2004[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Bloc Québécois Michel Guimond 25,451 60.9%
Liberal Lisette Lepage 8,598 20.6%
Conservative Guy-Léonard Tremblay 5,259 12.6%
Green Yves Jourdain 1,422 3.4%
New Democratic Steeve Hudon 1,055 2.5%
Total valid votes 41,785 100.0%

1997 and 2000 federal elections[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2000: Beauport—Montmorency—Côte-de-Beaupré—Île-d'Orléans
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Michel Guimond 21,341 41.55 $64,900
Liberal Chantal Plante 18,714 36.43 $39,207
Alliance Robert Giroux 5,878 11.44 $1,327
     Progressive Conservative Lise Bernier 2,916 5.68 not listed
Marijuana Mathieu Giroux 1,364 2.66 $10
New Democratic Eric Hébert 869 1.69 not listed
Marxist–Leninist Jean Bédard 283 0.55 $10
Total valid votes 51,365 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,481
Turnout 52,846 65.88
Electors on the lists 80,217
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.


Canadian federal election, 1997: Beauport—Montmorency—Orléans
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Michel Guimond 21,994 42.99 $56,578
Liberal Simone Gosselin 13,863 27.10 $44,404
     Progressive Conservative Michel Cliche 12,748 24.92 $25,083
Reform Yves Baribeau 1,255 2.45 $4,147
New Democratic Jessica Greenberg 885 1.73 $0
Marxist–Leninist Jean Bédard 419 0.82 $0
Total valid votes 51,164 100.00
Total rejected ballots 2,136
Turnout 53,300 70.28
Electors on the lists 75,840
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.

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Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Charles Deblois, Prog. Cons.
Member of Parliament for Beauport—Montmorency—Côte-de-Beaupré—Île-d'Orléans
1993-2004
Succeeded by
Electoral district abolished in 2003
Preceded by
Electoral district created in 2003
Member of Parliament for Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord
2004-
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Richard Bélisle, BQ
Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee
1996-1997
Succeeded by
John G. Williams, Reform