Action démocratique du Québec candidates, 2003 Quebec provincial election

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The Action démocratique du Québec (ADQ) party ran a full slate of 125 candidates in the 2003 Quebec provincial election and elected four members to emerge as the third-largest party in the National Assembly.

Candidates (incomplete)[edit]

Riding Candidate's Name Notes Gender Residence Occupation Votes % Rank
Anjou Janson, MartinMartin Janson Janson sought election the Commission scolaire de Montréal in 2003 and worked for the municipal Vision Montreal party in the late 2000s.[1] M 4,319 13.20 3rd
Argenteuil Demers, SylvainSylvain Demers Demers was a president of a Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) local at a General Motors plant in Boisbriand, Quebec in the late 1990s and early 2000s.[2] M 4,372 18.44 3rd
Brome—Missisquoi Plante, PierrePierre Plante Plante (born 1951) has been a filmmaker since 1980. He made a documentary entitled Le jeu, ça change pas le monde sauf que... in 2000, exploring problem gambling and the practices of Loto-Québec.[3] The work was cited as documentary of the year by the Quebec Cinema Critics Association.[4] He once supported Quebec sovereignty, though he said in 2003 that he no longer considered it to be viable.[5] M 6,018 18.05 3rd
Chapleau Miron, BertheBerthe Miron Miron was born in Rouyn-Noranda and was sixty years old during the 2003 election. She was a teacher for thirty years and a municipal councillor in Gatineau from 1983 to 1999. Miron ran for mayor of Gatineau in 1999, without success. In the 2003 election, she endorsed private medical clinics and education vouchers.[6][7] F 3,949 13.12 3rd
Gaspé Paradis, DenisDenis Paradis Paradis is a lawyer in Gaspé. He supported Belinda Stronach's bid to lead the Conservative Party of Canada in its 2004 leadership election.[8] Paradis is not to be confused with the former Canadian cabinet minister Denis Paradis. M 1,743 9.15 3rd
Hochelaga-Maisonneuve Blackburn, LouiseLouise Blackburn Blackburn has been a candidate in two Montreal municipal elections.[9] F 2,449 10.40 3rd
Jean-Lesage Bélanger, AurelAurel Bélanger Aurel is an agronomist and data processing specialist. He had worked with the United Nations for sixteen years before the 2003 election, focusing the establishment of coffee plantations.[10] He focused on health issues in the 2003 election.[11] M 8,912 25.35 3rd
Richelieu Ulrich, MichelineMicheline Ulrich Ulrich is a nurse and administrator. She co-authored a book entitled Soins d'urgence: perspective infirmière in 1994 and was elected as treasurer of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec in 1996, 1997, and 1998.[12] In 2000, she took part in efforts to recruit nurses to Quebec from France.[13] When the 2003 election was called, she was working for the Ministry of Health and Social Services in the recruitment of infirmary nurses.[14] Considered a prominent ADQ candidate, she represented her party in a high-profile provincial debate on health care.[15] F 3,756 13.11 3rd


  1. ^ "The rules governing financing at Vision Montreal" [press release], Canada NewsWire, 24 October 2009.
  2. ^ Francois Shalom and David Gamble, "GM must stay: Landry: He's offering $360 million to keep Sainte- Therese plant operating," Montreal Gazette, 14 October 1999, A1; "GM employees at doomed plant in Boisbriand, Que., accept company's deal," Canadian Press, 7 June 2002, 17:58.
  3. ^ Pierre Plante: Le jeu, ça change pas le monde sauf que..., accessed 14 December 2010. Plante opposed the Quebec government's reliance on revenues from legalized gambling in the 2003 election, arguing that the practice targeted the least affluent members of society. See "ADQ launches Brome-Missisquoi campaign," Sherbrooke Record, 19 March 2003, p. 4.
  4. ^ Maurice Crossfield, "Pierre Paradis, the Goliath of Brome-Missisquoi," Sherbrooke Record, 27 March 2003, p. 8.
  5. ^ Maurice Crossfield, "Pierre Plante opts for ADQ," Sherbrooke Record, 5 March 2003, p. 3.
  6. ^ Paul Gessell, "Chapleau: Flirted with PQ in '76 election," Ottawa Citizen, 31 March 2003, D2.
  7. ^ Miron's prior electoral record is as follows:
    Election Division Party Votes  % Place Winner
    1983 municipal Councillor, Ward Seven n/a 1/? elected
    1987 Gatineau municipal Councillor, Ward Seven n/a 1,127 51.77 1/3 herself
    1991 municipal Councillor, Ward Seven n/a 1/? elected
    1995 municipal Councillor, Ward Seven n/a 1/? elected
    1999 municipal Mayor of Gatineau n/a c. 13,800 c. 43 2/3 Robert Labine

    Sources: "Final official results of weekend Outaouais civic elections," Ottawa Citizen, 6 November 1987, B3; Mike Shain, "Hull ward to undergo recount," Ottawa Citizen, 7 November 1995, B5; Carrie Buchanan, Kate Jaimet, and Zev Singer, "Labine makes astonishing comeback: Ducharme returned for third term in Hull; Croteau unopposed in Aylmer," Ottawa Citizen, 9 November 1999, A4.
  8. ^ Graeme Hamilton, "Gaspe imbroglio conservative leadership race: Name on party membership list," National Post, 13 March 2004, A4. There are conflicting reports as to whether or not he was an organizer for Stronach's campaign.
  9. ^ Blackburn's municipal electoral record is as follows:
    Electoral record (partial)
    Election Division Party Votes  % Place Winner
    2001 Montreal municipal Councillor, Saint-Léonard division Vision Montreal 6,190 8.02 6/8 Frank Zampino, Yvette Bissonnet, Dominic Perri (all from the Montreal Island Citizens Union)
    2009 Montreal municipal Councillor, Saint-Léonard-Est division Action civique Montréal 749 9.65 4/4 Robert Zambito, Union Montreal
    Sources: Election results, 1833-2005 (in French), City of Montreal; Election results, 2009, City of Montreal.
  10. ^ "Précision," Le Soleil, 8 February 2003, A15.
  11. ^ Guy Benjamin, "Match revanche dans Jean-Lesage," Le Soleil, 29 March 2003, A10.
  12. ^ Denis Lavoie, no title, La Presse, 6 November 1996, A12; Denis Lavoie, no title, La Presse, 29 October 1997, A8; Denis Lavoie, no title, La Presse, 27 November 1998, A6.
  13. ^ Jean-Francois Bégin, "Recrutement de 95 infirmières en France," La Presse, 14 June 2000, A1.
  14. ^ "Pénurie d'infirmières au Québec", Canada Newswire, 21 March 2003.
  15. ^ "Elections 2003 - Débat public sur les pratiques alternatives en santé", Canada Newswire, 25 March 2003.