Pierrette Venne

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Pierrette Venne (born 8 August 1945 in Beauharnois, Quebec) was a member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1988 to 2003. By career, she is a lawyer.

Venne was elected in the Saint-Hubert electoral district under the Progressive Conservative party in the 1988 general election. The riding was recently created from a restructuring of two former ridings. She was re-elected in Saint-Hubert in the 1993 general election, and was also re-elected in 1997 and 2000 when the riding was renamed Saint-Bruno—Saint-Hubert. Her term of office would cover the 34th, 35th, 36th and 37th Canadian Parliaments.

She left the Conservatives to join the Bloc Québécois party on 12 August 1991. On 7 February 2003 she was ejected from the Bloc after she made critical comments about party leader Gilles Duceppe. Venne remained in Parliament until the end of her term after which she left politics.

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Bloc Québécois Pierrette Venne 22,217 44.0% -1.1%
Liberal Claude Leblanc 19,743 39.1% +6.3%
Alliance Jean Vézina 3,305 6.5%
Progressive Conservative Otmane Brixi 2,673 5.3% -14.8%
Marijuana Maryève Daigle 1,546 3.1%
New Democratic Marie Henretta 1,029 2.0% +0.1%
Total valid votes 50,513 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Bloc Québécois Pierrette Venne 23,759 45.1% -11.5%
Liberal Claude Leblanc 17,279 32.8% +0.7%
Progressive Conservative Camille Bolté 10,579 20.1% +12.7%
New Democratic Marie Henretta 1,032 2.0% +0.5%
Total valid votes 52,649 100.0%


Canadian federal election, 1993: Saint-Bruno—Saint-Hubert
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Pierrette Venne 34,959 56.90 $35,450
Liberal Angéline Fournier 19,615 31.92 $61,363
     Progressive Conservative Jean Lesage 4,520 7.36 $20,526
New Democratic Nathalie Rochefort 903 1.47 $0
Natural Law Jean Cerigo 868 1.41 $0
National Claude Alain 339 0.55 $1,581
Commonwealth of Canada Bruno Lipke 240 0.39 $0
Total valid votes 61,444 100.00
Total rejected ballots 2,495
Turnout 63,939 81.54
Electors on the lists 78,418
Source: Thirty-fifth General Election, 1993: Official Voting Results, Published by the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada. Financial figures taken from official contributions and expenses provided by Elections Canada.
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Pierrette Venne 25,573 48.9%
Liberal Raymond Dupont 15,209 29.1%
New Democratic Nicole Desranleau 9,435 18.0%
Rhinoceros Jean Nonobstant Thibault 1,222 2.3%
Green Patricia Métivier 718 1.4%
Commonwealth of Canada Jean-Sébastien Tremblay 132 0.3%
Total valid votes 52,289 100.0%

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Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Chambly and La Prairie electoral districts
Member of Parliament from Saint-Bruno—Saint-Hubert
1988–2004
Succeeded by
Carole Lavallée, Bloc Québécois