Results, Ridings & Candidates
|Party||Candidate||Votes||Vote Share (%)||Status|
|Updated: Dec. 9, 2008 1:11 AM EST||215/215 polls|
All results are unofficial until final ballot counts are verified by Elections Quebec.View these results in the interactive map »
|Bibeau, Christian||Québec Solidaire|
|Charest, Jean||Quebec Liberal Party|
|Dubois, Steve||Green Party of Québec|
|Joly, Jacques||Action démocratique du Québec|
|Maheux, Laurent-Paul||Parti québécois|
Riding profile: Sherbrooke riding contains the Jacques-Cartier and Mont-Bellevue boroughs of the city of Sherbrooke.
Riding history: The riding was created in 1829. In the 1992 redistribution, it lost a small area to St-François and gained Sherbrooke polls from St-François and Orford.
In the 2001 redistribution, it lost to Johnson a small area from the north with 43 electors and to Orford a small area with five electors. Sherbrooke riding gained part of Ascot (4,452 electors) and part of Rock Forest (1,340 electors) from Saint-François and Orford ridings.
Political history: 1976, 1981 - PQ 1985, 1989 - LIB 1994 - PQ 1998, 2003 and 2007 - LIB
1995 sovereignty referendum: Yes - 53.28 per cent; No - 46.72 per cent
Language breakdown: English: 3.7 per cent French: 90.7 per cent Other: 5.5 per cent Source: Statistics Canada 2001 census
Liberal Jean-Paul Pépin won in 1970 and 1973.
Parti Québécois's Gérard Gosselin defeated Pépin by 3,895 votes.
Parti Québécois's Raynald Fréchette defeated Liberal Alain Cousineau. He was appointed minister of revenue, April 1981; minister responsible for labour, Sept. 9, 1982; minister of labour, Dec. 17, 1982; minister of justice and minister of labour, October 1985.
Liberal André Hamel defeated Fréchette. Hamel was re-elected in 1989.
Parti Québécois's Marie Malavoy defeated Liberal Gilles Lapointe by 1,391 votes. She was appointed minister of culture and communications, minister responsible for application of the French Language Charter, Sept. 26, 1994. She resigned from cabinet after it became public that she had voted in previous elections before she became a Canadian citizen but maintained her role as an MNA.
Liberal Jean Charest defeated Parti Québécois's Malavoy by 907 votes. Having become Quebec Liberal leader on April 30, 1998, Charest became leader of the opposition following the 1998 general election.
Charest defeated Malavoy by 2,520 votes. Charest was sworn in as premier on April 29, 2003.
Charest defeated Parti Québécois's Claude Forgues. Charest became premier of the first minority government in Quebec since 1878.
|Party||Elected||Leading||Total||Vote Share (%)|
|Updated: Dec. 9, 2008, 1:11 AM EST|
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