Stéphane Bergeron

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Stéphane Bergeron
MNA
Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Verchères
Assumed office
December 12, 2005
Preceded by Bernard Landry
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Verchères—Les Patriotes
Verchères (1993-2000)
In office
October 25, 1993 – November 9, 2005
Preceded by Marcel Danis
Succeeded by Luc Malo
Personal details
Born (1965-01-28) January 28, 1965 (age 52)
Montreal, Quebec
Political party Bloc Québécois
Parti Québécois
Spouse(s) Johanne Dulude
Portfolio Families

Stéphane Bergeron (born January 28, 1965 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian politician. He is the Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for the riding of Verchères.

Bergeron has a bachelor's degree in political science from the Université du Québec à Montréal and a master's degree in the same domain from the Université Laval. Bergeron has been a political adviser and a teaching assistant at Laval in the department of political science. Bergeron also served in the Canadian Forces as a naval Cadet Instructor Cadre officer from 1984 to 1993.

Bergeron was a member of the Bloc Québécois in the Canadian House of Commons, representing the riding of Verchères—Les Patriotes from 2000 to November 9, 2005 and Verchères from 1993 to 2000. Bergeron held many positions as a Member of Parliament including whip of the Bloc and critic of Parliamentary Affairs, Intergovernmental Affairs, Privy Council, Foreign Affairs, Industry, Science, Research, and Development, International Trade and Asia-Pacific.

He resigned his seat in the House and won a provincial by-election on December 12, 2005, under the Parti Québécois banner. He became the member for Verchères of the Quebec National Assembly succeeding former Quebec Premier Bernard Landry in that riding. He was reelected in the 2007 provincial election. He was named the PQ's critic in parks and environment but was later promoted to the portfolios of families and seniors.

Electoral record[edit]

Provincial[edit]

Quebec general election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Parti Québécois Stéphane Bergeron 15,664 55.42 +14.17
     Liberal Vincent Sabourin 6,464 22.87 +8.68
Action démocratique Daniel Castonguay 4,377 15.49 -21.83
Green Christine Hayes 845 2.99 -1.21
Québec solidaire Lynda Gadoury 749 2.65 -0.40
Parti indépendantiste Yvon Sylva Aubé 164 0.58
Quebec general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Parti Québécois Stéphane Bergeron 13,811 41.25 -27.95
Action démocratique Luc Robitaille 12,495 37.32 +27.20
     Liberal Paul Verret 4,751 14.19 -3.45
Green Geneviève Ménard 1,407 4.20 -
Québec solidaire Michelle Hudon-David 1,020 3.05 +0.01*
Verchères by-election, December 12, 2005
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Parti Québécois Stéphane Bergeron 13,118 69.20 +14.42
     Liberal Jean Robert 3,344 17.64 -10.52
Action démocratique Denise Graveline 1,919 10.12 -4.69
UFP Jean-François Lessard 576 3.04 +2.41

Federal[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2000: Verchères—Les Patriotes
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Stéphane Bergeron 28,696 52.29 $61,780
Liberal Mark Provencher 16,740 30.50 $37,677
     Progressive Conservative Frédéric Grenier 3,859 7.03 $2,703
Alliance Stéphane Désilets 2,870 5.23 $336
Marijuana Jonathan Bérubé 1,643 2.99 none listed
New Democratic Charles Bussières 1,074 1.96 $980
Total valid votes 54,882 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,673
Turnout 56,555 69.13
Electors on the lists 81,810
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Dutil
Minister of Public Security
2012–2014
Succeeded by
Lise Thériault