Serge Cardin

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Serge Cardin
MP for Sherbrooke
In office
1998–2011
Preceded by Jean Charest
Succeeded by Pierre-Luc Dusseault
MNA for Sherbrooke
In office
2012–2014
Preceded by Jean Charest
Succeeded by Luc Fortin
Personal details
Born (1950-07-02) July 2, 1950 (age 66)
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Political party Parti Québécois (2012–2014)
Other political
affiliations
Bloc Québécois (Before 2011)
Spouse(s) Mariette Cardin
Residence Sherbrooke
Profession accountant

Serge Cardin (born July 2, 1950) is a Quebec politician. He was a Parti Québécois member of the National Assembly of Quebec for the Sherbrooke electoral district from 2012 to 2014, and was formerly a Bloc Québécois Member of Parliament for the federal riding of Sherbrooke from 1998 to 2011.

In the 2011 Canadian federal election, he lost his seat to Pierre-Luc Dusseault, then a 19-year-old university student and the youngest MP ever elected in Canadian history. In the 2012 Quebec election, he unseated the incumbent Premier of Quebec Jean Charest who was also his predecessor for the federal riding.

Born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Cardin is an accountant. He was a city councillor in Sherbrooke from 1986 to 1998.

Electoral record[edit]

Quebec general election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Parti Québécois Serge Cardin 15,909 42.12 +4.53
Liberal Jean Charest 13,267 35.13 -10.11
Coalition Avenir Québec Philippe Girard 4,457 11.80 +4.95*
Québec solidaire Christian Bibeau 2,586 6.85 +0.41
Option nationale Évelyne Beaudin 1,069 2.83
Green Suzanne Richer 407 1.08 -2.28
Parti indépendantiste Christian Clavet 73 0.19
Total valid votes 37,748 99.10
Total rejected ballots 344 0.90
Turnout 38,112 78.10 +15.49
Electors on the lists 48,799

* Result compared to Action démocratique

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Pierre-Luc Dusseault 22,344 43.0% +29.9%
Bloc Québécois Serge Cardin 18,703 36.0% -14.1%
Liberal Éric Deslauriers-Joannette 4,953 9.5% -10.0%
Conservative Pierre Harvey 4,865 9.4% -5.0%
Green Jacques Laberge 890 1.7%
Rhinoceros Crédible Berlingot Landry 224 0.4% -0.5%
Total valid votes/Expense limit 100.0%

Source: Elections Canada

Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Bloc Québécois Serge Cardin 25,502 50.1% -2.2%
Liberal Nathalie Goguen 9,947 19.5% +6.4%
Conservative André Bachand 8,331 16.4% -4.3%
New Democratic Yves Mondoux 6,676 13.1% +4.2%
Rhinoceros Sébastien Côrriveau 467 0.9%
Total valid votes 50,923 100.0%
Total rejected ballots 607
Turnout 51,530  %
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Bloc Québécois Serge Cardin 27,185 52.2% -6.5%
Conservative Marc Nadeau 10,772 20.7% +16.4%
Liberal Robert Pouliot 6,860 13.2% -17.8%
New Democratic Martin Plaisance 4,645 8.9% +6.0%
Green Michel Quirion 2,262 4.3% +1.3%
Independent Claudia Laroche-Martel 321 0.6%
Total valid votes 52,045 100.0%
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Bloc Québécois Serge Cardin 29,323 58.7% +12.2%
Liberal Bruno-Marie Béchard 15,482 31.0% -10.8%
Conservative Réal Leblanc 2,142 4.3% -4.1%
Green Jeffrey Champagne 1,509 3.0%
New Democratic Philippe Dion 1,463 2.9% 1.6%
Total valid votes 49,919 100.0%

Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.


Canadian federal election, 2000: Sherbrooke
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Serge Cardin 23,559 46.53 $70,552
Liberal Jean-François Rouleau 21,182 41.84 $69,566
Alliance Mark Quinlan 2,284 4.51 $7,089
     Progressive Conservative Eric L'Heureux 1,955 3.86 $493
New Democratic Craig Wright 677 1.34 none listed
Natural Law Daniel Jolicoeur 495 0.98 none listed
     Independent Serge Bourassa-Lacombe 294 0.58 $624
Marxist–Leninist Serge Lachapelle 186 0.37 $10
Total valid votes 50,632 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,248
Turnout 51,880 63.58
Electors on the lists 81,592
Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1998 by-election.
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.
Canadian federal by-election, 14 September 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Resignation of Jean J. Charest, 1 May 1998
Bloc Québécois Serge Cardin 16,143 44.3% +14.6%
Liberal Robert Pouliot 15,923 43.7% +35.0%
Progressive Conservative Robert Archambault 2,303 6.3% -53.2%
Reform Marcel Bolduc 934 2.6%
New Democratic Sébastien Goulet 720 2.0% +0.8%
Green Jacques Bousquet 254 0.7%
Independent John Turmel 97 0.3%
Marxist–Leninist Serge Lachapelle 72 0.2%
Total valid votes 36,446 100.0%

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