Results, Ridings & Candidates
|Party||Candidate||Votes||Vote Share (%)||Status|
|Updated: Dec. 9, 2008 1:11 AM EST||221/221 polls|
All results are unofficial until final ballot counts are verified by Elections Quebec.View these results in the interactive map »
|Richard Bélisle||Quebec Liberal Party|
|Simon Bernier||Green Party of Québec|
|Manon Blanchard||Québec Solidaire|
|Marie Malavoy||Parti Québécois|
|Karine Simard||Action Démocratique du Québec|
|Éric Tremblay||Parti indépendantiste|
Riding profile: Taillon riding contains that part of the city of Longueuil bounded by: the St. Lawrence River, including Verte Island and the southern portion of Charron Island, the boundary of the city of Longueuil with the towns of Boucherville and St-Hubert, a line in a southerly direction from the intersection of Ste-Hélène Street with Jacques-Cartier Boulevard West, Chambly Road and its extension.
Riding history: The riding was created in 1965 from parts of Verchères and Chambly ridings. There were only minor changes in the 1992 redistribution (no electors involved).
Political history: 1966, 1970, 1973 - LIB Since 1976 - PQ
1995 sovereignty referendum: Yes - 60.91 per cent; No - 39.09 per cent
Language breakdown: English: 2.7 per cent French: 90.5 per cent Other: 6.7 per cent Source: Statistics Canada 2001 census
Liberal Guy Leduc won in 1966, 1970 and 1973. Resigned from Liberals on Feb. 28, 1975; sat as Independent.
Parti Québécois's René Lévesque won in 1976 and 1981. (Lévesque won as a Liberal in Montreal-Laurier in 1960 and 1962 and in Laurier in 1966. He was minister of public works and hydraulic resources, 1960-61; minister of natural resources, 1961-66; minister of family and social welfare, 1965-66.) Lévesque quit the Liberal party on Oct. 14, 1967. He founded the Mouvement souveraineté-association, Nov. 19, 1967, and became the leader of the PQ Oct. 14, 1968. (He was defeated as PQ in Laurier in 1970 and in Dorion in 1973.) Lévesque was sworn in as premier on Nov. 25, 1976. He resigned as leader of the PQ, June 20, 1985, and as premier and MNA on Oct. 3, 1985.
Parti Québécois's Claude Filion defeated Liberal Ginette Desjardins-Olivier.
Parti Québécois's Pauline Marois defeated Liberal Rodrigue Dubé by 6,421 votes. (Marois won in La Peltrie in 1981. She was defeated in 1985 and in the 1988 byelection in Anjou. She served as minister of state for status of women, minister of manpower and income security and vice-president of the Treasury Board.)
Marois defeated Liberal Philippe Angers by 9,994 votes. Served as minister for administration and the public service and president of the Treasury Board, Sept. 26, 1994 to Nov. 3, 1995; minister responsible for family, Sept. 28, 1994 to July 2, 1997; minister of finance and minister of revenue, Nov. 3, 1995 to Jan. 29, 1996; minister of education, Jan. 29, 1996 to Dec. 15, 1998; minister responsible for Montérégie region, Jan. 29, 1996 to Dec. 15, 1998; minister of child and family welfare, July 2, 1997 to Dec. 15, 1998.
Marois defeated Liberal Nicole Bourget Laramée by 8,782 votes. She served as minister of health and social services and minister of child and family welfare, Dec. 15, 1998 to March 8, 2001; minister responsible for Montérégie region, Dec. 15, 1998 to April 29, 2003; deputy premier, March 8, 2001 to April 29, 2003; minister of finance, minister of research, science and technology, March 8, 2001 to Sept. 25, 2002; minister responsible for social economics, May 30, 2001 to April 29, 2003; minister of industry and trade, Jan.30, 2002 to Sept. 25, 2002; minister of finance, the economy and research, Sept. 25, 2002 to April 29, 2003.
Parti Québécois's Marois defeated Liberal Annie Evrard by 4,419 votes. Marois resigned her seat on March 20, 2006, prompting a byelection.
Aug. 14, 2006 byelection
Parti Québécois's Marie Malavoy defeated Liberal Véronique Mercier by 2,343 votes.
Malavoy defeated Action Démocratique du Québec's Karine Simard.
|Party||Elected||Leading||Total||Vote Share (%)|
|Updated: Dec. 9, 2008, 1:11 AM EST|
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