Results, Ridings & Candidates
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|Updated: Dec. 9, 2008 1:11 AM EST||152/152 polls|
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Riding profile: Frontenac is located between the Eastern Townships and heartland of Quebec. This rural riding contains the following municipalities: Adstock, Disraeli parish, East Broughton, Irlande, Kinnear's Mills, Sacré-Coeur-de-Jésus parish, Saint-Adrien-d'Irlande, Saint-Jacques-de-Leeds, Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur-de-Wolfestown parish, Saint-Jean-de-Brébeuf, Saint-Joseph-de-Coleraine, Saint-Julien, Saint-Pierre-de-Broughton, Sainte-Praxède parish and Thetford Mines.
Riding history: Riding created in 1912 from the former riding of Compton. In 1992 redistribution, kept all existing riding and added St-Jean-de-Brebéuf polls from Lotbinière riding.
In 2001 redistribution 97 per cent of riding remained; three per cent was moved to Lotbinière. Saint-Ferdinand and Sainte-Sophie-de Halifax (2,164 electors) were lost to Lotbinière from the southwest corner of Frontenac.
Political history: 1973 - LIB 1976, 1981 - PQ 1985, 1989, 1994 - LIB 1998 - PQ 2003, 2007 - LIB
1995 sovereignty referendum: Yes - 53.02 per cent; No - 46.98 per cent
Language breakdown: English: 1.1 per cent French: 98.6 per cent Other: 0.3 per cent Source: 2001 Statistics Canada census
Liberal Henri Lecours defeated Parti Québécois's Jean-Marc Labbe.
Parti Québécois's Gilles Gregoire won in 1976 and 1981 (Gregoire had been elected a Ralliement Créditiste MP in 1962 and was defeated as Parti Québécois MNA candidate in Jonquière in 1970). Gregoire was arrested on March 1983 for sexual offences with teenage girls. Found guilty on June 18, 1983; sentenced to two years less a day on July 16, 1983; released from prison March 28, 1984. He did not resign his seat but sat as Independent after June 20, 1983. Did not seek re-election in 1989.
Liberal Roger Lefebvre won in 1985 and 1989. Lefebvre was appointed deputy speaker, Oct. 16, 1990; minister of Justice, Attorney General and minister responsible for Electoral Reform, Jan. 11, 1994.
Liberal Lefebvre defeated Parti Québécois's Pierre Turcotte.
Parti Québécois's Marc Boulianne defeated Parti Québécois's Luc Berthold by 903 votes.
Liberal Laurent Lessard defeated Parti Québécois's Boulianne.
Liberal Lessard defeated Action Démocratique du Québec's Alain Gariépy. Appointed minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
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|Updated: Dec. 9, 2008, 1:11 AM EST|
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