List of leaders of the Official Opposition (Quebec)

This is a list of the leaders of the opposition party of Quebec, Canada since Confederation (1867).

Note that the leader of the Opposition is not always the leader of the political party with the second-largest number of seats, in cases where the leader of that party does not have a seat.

There was no Leader of the Opposition until March 1869, when the government's second budget was introduced.

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Name
Electoral district
(Region)
Took Office
Left Office
Party

Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière Lotbinière
(Chaudière-Appalaches)18691878Liberal
Joseph-Adolphe ChapleauTerrebonne
(Lanaudière)18781879 Conservative
Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière Lotbinière
(Chaudière-Appalaches)18791883Liberal
Honoré MercierSaint-Hyacinthe
(Montérégie)18831887Liberal [In the aftermath of the execution of Louis Riel, Honoré Mercier founded the Parti National, in order to bring Conservative dissidents to the Liberal Party. From 1885 to 1891, the Liberal Party is also called Parti National.]
Louis-Olivier TaillonMontcalm
(Lanaudière)18871890 Conservative
Jean BlanchetBeauce
(Chaudière-Appalaches)18901891 Conservative
Félix-Gabriel MarchandSaint-Jean
(Montérégie)18921897 Liberal
Edmund James FlynnGaspé
(Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine) until 1900
Nicolet
(Centre-du-Québec) after 190018971904 Conservative
Pierre-Évariste Leblanc [Pierre-Évariste Leblanc lost his seat to the legislature in 1908. Joseph-Mathias Tellier succeeded him as Conservative Leader.] Laval
(Laval)19051908 Conservative
Joseph-Mathias TellierJoliette
(Lanaudière)19091915 Conservative
Philémon Cousineau [Philémon Cousineau lost his seat to the legislature in 1916. Arthur Sauvé succeeded him as Conservative Leader.] Jacques-Cartier
(Montreal)19151916 Conservative
Arthur SauvéDeux-Montagnes
(Laurentides)19161929 Conservative
Camillien HoudeMontréal-Sainte-Marie
(Montreal)19291931 Conservative
Charles Ernest Gault [Conservative Leader Camillien Houde lost his seat to the legislature. Charles Ernest Gault served as acting Leader.] Montréal-Saint-Georges
(Montreal)19311932 Conservative
Maurice DuplessisTrois-Rivières
(Mauricie)19321936Conservative [In 1935, the Conservatives formed a coalition with the Action libérale nationale (ALN). The ALN ran 60 candidates and won 26 seats. The Conservatives ran 30 candidates and won 16 seats. However, Maurice Duplessis served as leader of the coalition and therefore remained Leader of the Opposition.]
Télesphore-Damien Bouchard [Liberal Leader Adélard Godbout lost his seat to the legislature and could not serve as Leader of the Opposition.] Saint-Hyacinthe
(Montérégie)19361939 Liberal
Maurice DuplessisTrois-Rivières
(Mauricie)19391944Union Nationale
Adélard GodboutL'Islet
(Chaudière-Appalaches)19441948 Liberal
George Carlyle Marler [Liberal Leader Adélard Godbout lost his seat to the legislature. His successor, Georges-Émile Lapalme, was defeated in Joliette in 1952. George Marler served as Acting Leader of the Opposition until 1953, when Lapalme won a by-election.] Westmount-Saint-Georges
(Montreal)19481953 Liberal
Georges-Émile Lapalme [Jean Lesage became Liberal Leader in 1958, but Georges-Émile Lapalme remained Leader of the opposition until Lesage won a seat to the legislature in 1960.] Montréal-Outremont
(Montreal)19531960 Liberal
Yves Prévost [Following the resignation of Union Nationale Leader Antonio Barrette, Yves Prévost served as Acting Leader.] Montmorency
(Québec)19601961Union Nationale
Antonio Talbot [Following the resignation of Yves Prévost, Antonio Talbot served as Acting Leader.] Chicoutimi
(Saguenay—Lac-Saint-Jean)19611961Union Nationale
Daniel Johnson, Sr.Bagot
(Montérégie)19611966 Union Nationale
Jean LesageLouis-Hébert
(Québec)19661970 Liberal
Robert BourassaMercier
(Montreal)19701970Liberal
Jean-Jacques BertrandMissisquoi
(Eastern Townships)19701971Union Nationale
Gabriel LoubierBellechasse
(Chaudière-Appalaches)19711973Union Nationale [From October 25, 1971 to January 14, 1973 the Union Nationale was called Unité Québec.]
Jacques-Yvan Morin [Parti Québécois Leader René Lévesque was defeated in Dorion and could not serve as Leader of the Opposition.]

Sauvé
(Montreal)19731976Parti Québécois
Gérard D. Lévesque [Liberal Leader Robert Bourassa lost his seat to the legislature. Gérard D. Lévesque served as Acting Leader until Claude Ryan, who became leader in 1978, won a by-election.] Bonaventure
(Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine)19761979Liberal
Claude RyanArgenteuil
(Laurentides)19791982Liberal
Gérard D. Lévesque [Following the resignation of Claude Ryan, Gérard D. Lévesque served as Acting Leader.] Bonaventure
(Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine)19821985Liberal
Robert BourassaBertrand
(Montérégie)19851985Liberal
Pierre-Marc JohnsonAnjou
(Montreal)19851987 Parti Québécois
Guy Chevrette [Following the resignation of Pierre Marc Johnson, Guy Chevrette served as Acting Leader and remained Leader of the opposition until new leader Jacques Parizeau won a seat to the legislature in 1989.] Joliette
(Lanaudière)19871989 Parti Québécois
Jacques ParizeauL'Assomption
(Lanaudière)19891994 Parti Québécois
Daniel Johnson, Jr.Vaudreuil
(Montérégie)19941998 Liberal
Monique Gagnon-Tremblay [Monique Gagnon-Tremblay served as Acting Leader of the Opposition until Jean Charest won a seat to the legislature in 1998.] Saint-François
(Eastern Townships)19981998 Liberal
Jean CharestSherbrooke
(Eastern Townships)19982003Liberal
Bernard LandryVerchères
(Montérégie)20032005 Parti Québécois
Louise Harel [Following the resignation of Bernard Landry, Louise Harel served as Acting Leader and remained Leader of the opposition until new leader André Boisclair won a by-election.] Hochelaga-Maisonneuve
(Montreal)20052006 Parti Québécois
André BoisclairPointe-aux-Trembles
(Montreal)20062007 Parti Québécois
Mario DumontRivière-du-Loup
(Bas-Saint-Laurent)2007present Action démocratique du Québec

Footnotes

ee also

* List of Quebec general elections
* Timeline of Quebec history
* National Assembly of Quebec
* List of Quebec premiers
* List of third party leaders (Quebec)
* History of Quebec

External links

* http://www.assnat.qc.ca/fra/patrimoine/chefoppo.html

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