Yves Séguin

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Yves Séguin
MNA for Montmorency
In office
1985–1990
Preceded by Clément Richard
Succeeded by Jean Filion
MNA for Outremont
In office
2003–2005
Preceded by Gérald Tremblay
Succeeded by Yves Séguin
Minister of Finance
In office
2003–2005
Preceded by Pauline Marois
Succeeded by Michel Audet
Personal details
Born March 20, 1951
Val-d'Or, Quebec
Political party Liberal

Yves Séguin (born March 30, 1951 in Val-d'Or, Quebec) is a former Canadian politician in Quebec.

He was first elected as the Quebec Liberal Party (QLP) member for Montmorency in 1985. He was the parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Revenue from 1985 to 1987. He was then made the Minister of Revenue himself in 1987. He was also made the Minister of Labour in 1988. He resigned from both positions in 1990.[1]

After serving in various private capacities, he re-entered public life, winning a seat in Outremont in 2003. He was appointed Minister of Finance by Jean Charest. He served in this position until his resignation in 2005. He resigned as a Member of National Assembly soon after.[1]

In 2005, he presided the Commission on the Fiscal Imbalance for the Québec government, which held public hearings on the matter.[1]

Electoral record[edit]

Quebec general election, 1985: Montmorency
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Yves Séguin 21,115 59.37
Parti Québécois Jean Filion 11,173 31.42
     Progressive Conservative Yvon Careau 1,351 3.80
  New Democratic Michael Haberman 1,200 3.37
     Independent José Breton 513 1.44
     Non-Affiliated Martin Trudel 112 0.31
     Christian Socialist Ronald Ouellet 101 0.28
Total valid votes 35,565 100.00
Rejected and declined votes 567
Turnout 36,132 77.75
Electors on the lists 46,472
Quebec general election, 1989: Montmorency
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Yves Séguin 20,653 59.95
Parti Québécois Louis Bonenfant 11,280 32.74
  New Democratic Germaine Poirier 1,726 5.01
     Non-Affiliated Martin Trudel 524 1.52
Marxist–Leninist Jean Bédard 266 0.77
Total valid votes 34,449 100.00
Rejected and declined votes 802
Turnout 35,251 75.58
Electors on the lists 46,641

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.