Sylvie Boucher

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Sylvie Boucher
MP
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Official Opposition Critic for La Francophonie
Assumed office
November 20, 2015
Leader Rona Ambrose
Preceded by Pierre Dionne Labelle
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Beauport—Côte-de-Beaupré—Île d'Orléans—Charlevoix
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded by Jonathan Tremblay
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Beauport—Limoilou
In office
January 23, 2006 – May 2, 2011
Preceded by Christian Simard
Succeeded by Raymond Côté
Personal details
Born (1962-12-18) December 18, 1962 (age 54)
Victoriaville, Quebec
Political party Conservative
Other political
affiliations
CAQ (2012-2015)
Liberal Party of Quebec (1999-2006)
Spouse(s) divorced
Residence Beauport, Quebec
Profession administrator, political advisor, sales consultant

Sylvie Boucher (born December 18, 1962 in Victoriaville, Quebec) is a Canadian politician of the Conservative Party who was elected Member of Parliament for the riding of Beauport—Limoilou, Quebec in the 2006 election by a margin of 812 votes over her Bloc Québécois opponent.

On February 7, 2006, Boucher was appointed as parliamentary secretary to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. On April 10, 2007 she also became Parliamentary Secretary for La Francophonie and Official Languages. On October 10, 2007 she was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and for Status of Women. She was re-elected in the 2008 election, but was defeated in the 2011 election by Raymond Côté of the New Democratic Party.

Boucher has studied office systems technology, gerontology, information technology and literature. Before politics, she worked in the private sector and specialized in marketing and sales. Later, she worked in the National Assembly of Quebec with various jobs; she also served as Assistant Chief of Staff to the Canadian Minister of Tourism.

She returned to parliament in the 2015 election and defeated incumbent Jonathan Tremblay in the new riding of Beauport—Côte-de-Beaupré—Île d'Orléans—Charlevoix.

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015: Beauport—Côte-de-Beaupré—Île d'Orléans—Charlevoix
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Sylvie Boucher 16,903 33.53 +10.53
Liberal Jean-Roger Vigneau 13,556 26.89 +21.55
Bloc Québécois Sébastien Dufour 9,650 19.14 -12.51
New Democratic Jonathan Tremblay 9,306 18.46 -19.79
Green Patrick Kerr 859 1.7 -0.01
Strength in Democracy Mario Desjardins Pelchat 182 0.36
Total valid votes/Expense limit 50,406 100.0   $219,234.02
Total rejected ballots 846
Turnout 51,302
Eligible voters 76,452
Conservative gain from New Democratic Swing +15.16
Source: Elections Canada[1][2]
Canadian federal election, 2011: Beauport—Limoilou
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic Raymond Côté 24,306 46.07 +33.85
Conservative Sylvie Boucher 13,845 26.24 -10.52
Bloc Québécois Michel Létourneau 10,250 19.43 -13.18
Liberal Lorraine Chartier 3,162 5.99 -8.37
Green Louise Courville 950 1.80 -0.98
Christian Heritage Anne-Marie Genest 124 0.24 -
Marxist–Leninist Claude Moreau 122 0.23 -
Total valid votes/Expense limit 52,759 100.00
Total rejected ballots 843 1.57 -0.14
Turnout 53,602 63.26 +3.86
Eligible voters 84,738
New Democratic gain from Conservative Swing +22.19
Canadian federal election, 2008: Beauport—Limoilou
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Sylvie Boucher 17,994 36.76 -2.68 $48,176
Bloc Québécois Éléonore Mainguy 15,962 32.61 -5.26 $28,254
Liberal Yves Picard 7,030 14.36 +4.32 $19,558
New Democratic Simon-Pierre Beaudet 5,986 12.22 +4.24 $4,297
Green Luc Côté 1,363 2.78 -1.30 $0
Independent Simon Bédard 610 1.23 $5,911
Total valid votes/Expense limit 48,945 100.00 $87,843
Total rejected ballots 849 1.71
Turnout 49,794 59.40
Conservative hold Swing +1.29


Canadian federal election, 2006: Beauport—Limoilou
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Sylvie Boucher 19,409 39.54 $46,042
Bloc Québécois Christian Simard 18,589 37.87 47,697
Liberal Yves Picard 4,929 10.04 $28,843
New Democratic Simone-Pierre Beaudet 3,917 7.98 $3,093
Green Mario Laprise 2,005 4.08 $913
Marxist–Leninist Jean Bédard 234 0.48 not listed
Total valid votes 49,083 100.00
Total rejected ballots 638
Turnout 49,721 59.67
Electors on the lists 83,327
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.

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