Sylvie Roy

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Sylvie Roy
MNA for Arthabaska
In office
September 2012 – July 31, 2016
Preceded by Claude Bachand
Succeeded by Éric Lefebvre
Interim Leader of the Action démocratique du Québec
In office
February 27, 2009 – October 18, 2009
Preceded by Mario Dumont
Succeeded by Gilles Taillon
MNA for Lotbinière
In office
May 1, 2003 – September 2012
Preceded by Jean-Guy Paré
Succeeded by riding dissolved
Personal details
Born (1964-11-04)November 4, 1964
La Tuque, Quebec, Canada
Died July 31, 2016(2016-07-31) (aged 51)
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Political party Independent 2015–2016
Coalition Avenir Quebec 2012–2015
Action democratique du Quebec 2003–2012
Spouse(s) Réal Croteau
Children 2

Sylvie Roy (November 4, 1964 – July 31, 2016) was a Canadian politician in Quebec and a Member of the National Assembly for the electoral district of Arthabaska. She previously represented the riding of Lotbinière from 2003 until 2012, initially as a member of the now-defunct Action démocratique du Québec (ADQ) until the merger of that party into the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) in 2012. She left the CAQ to sit as an independent in 2015.

She was awarded a law degree from Université Laval in 1987 and admitted to the Barreau du Québec in 1988. She was lawyer for 15 years including 12 years for mental health organizations in Mauricie. She served as mayor of Saint-Sophie-de-Lévrard from 1998 to 2003. She also worked for the Bécancour Regional County Municipality, Quebec

Roy was first elected to the National Assembly in the 2003 election with 37% of the vote. Parti Québécois (PQ) incumbent Jean-Guy Paré finished third with 26% of the vote.

In the 2007 election, Roy was easily re-elected with 59% of the vote. Liberal candidate Laurent Boissonneault, finished second with 22% of the vote.

On March 29, 2007, Roy was appointed Deputy Official Opposition House Leader.[1][2]

In the 2008 election, Roy won re-election with 44% of the vote, even though her party's support sharply declined and party leader Mario Dumont announced his resignation. On February 27, 2009, she was named the interim leader of the ADQ until Gilles Taillon became the permanent leader later that year. The ADQ merged with the CAQ in 2012, and Roy was re-elected in the 2012 election.

On August 26, 2015, she resigned to sit as an independent MNA following disagreements with the party leadership.[3] She died on July 31, 2016 from acute hepatitis.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Dumont désigne ses lieutenants". (in French). 29 March 2007. Retrieved 2016-08-01.
  2. ^ "Dumont présente les membres de son équipe". 29 March 2007. Archived from the original on September 26, 2007. Retrieved 2016-08-01.
  3. ^ "Sylvie Roy quits CAQ to sit as independent". CTV News. August 26, 2015. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
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  5. ^ "Sylvie Roy, independent MNA, dies at 51". CBC News. July 31, 2016. Retrieved August 1, 2016.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Mario Dumont
Leader of the Action démocratique du Québec (interim)
Succeeded by
Gilles Taillon
National Assembly of Quebec
Preceded by
Stéphane Bédard (PQ)
Deputy Official Opposition House Leader
Succeeded by
Agnes Maltais (PQ)