List of third party leaders (Quebec)

This is a list of politicians who served as third party leaders at the National Assembly of Quebec. Parties with fewer than twelve Members of the National Assembly (MNA) 12 members and less than 20% of the vote do not have official party status and their members sit as Independents. [ [http://www.assnat.qc.ca/eng/Assemblee/rana1.html#art.13 Standing Orders of the National Assembly] ]

Third party leaders with party status

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Parliamentary Leader
District
(Region)
Took Office
Left Office
Party

Paul Gouin [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, Conservative Maurice Duplessis rather than Paul Gouin served as leader of the coalition and therefore remained Leader of the Opposition.] L'Assomption
(Lanaudière)19351936Action libérale nationale
Camille Laurin [Parti Québécois Leader René Lévesque lost his seat in Laurier. While he remained Party Leader, Camille Laurin rather than him led the party in the legislature.] Bourget
(Montreal East)19701973Parti Québécois
Camil SamsonRouyn-Noranda
(Abitibi-Témiscamingue)19701972Ralliement créditiste du Québec
Armand Bois [Following the resignation of Camil Samson, Armand Bois served as Acting Leader.] Saint-Sauveur
(Québec)19721973Ralliement créditiste du Québec
Camil Samson [Newly chosen Leader Yvon Dupuis' tried to win a seat to the legislature in the district of Saint-Jean. In the meantime Camil Samson remained as leader of the party's parliamentary wing. However, Dupuis was defeated.] Rouyn-Noranda
(Abitibi-Témiscamingue)19731973Ralliement créditiste du Québec [From September to December 1973, the Ralliement créditiste du Québec was called Parti créditiste.]
Rodrigue Biron [In 1976, Members of the National Assembly (MNA) agreed to grant the Union Nationale official party status, even though it had not quite met the guidelines.] Lotbinière
(Chaudière-Appalaches)19761980Union Nationale
Michel Le Moignan [In 1980, Rodrigue Biron resigned as Leader of the Union Nationale and joined the Parti Québécois. Michel Le Moignan served as Acting Leader until newly selected Leader Roch Lasalle tried to win a seat to the legislature in the district of Berthier. Lasalle was defeated.] Gaspé
(Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine)19801981Union Nationale
André BoisclairPointe-aux-Trembles
(Montreal East)20072007 Parti Québécois
François Gendron [Following the resignation of André Boisclair (May 8, 2007), François Gendron became Acting Leader. Pauline Marois became party Leader on June 26, 2007, but Gendron still led the party's parliamentary wing until Marois could win a seat to the legislature.] Abitibi-Ouest
(Abitibi-Témiscamingue)20072007 Parti Québécois
Pauline Marois [Marois won a by-election on September 24, 2007 and was sworn in as MNA for the district of Charlevoix on October 11, 2007. The district had been vacated in her favor by MNA Rosaire Bertrand. "See the following articles:
[http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070925/CPACTUALITES/70924261/-1/CPACTUALITES Marois haut la main, Malorie Beauchemin and Tommy Chouinard, La Presse, September 25, 2007]
[http://www.info690.com/nouvelle-pauline_marois_assermentee_comme-476712-2.html Pauline Marois assermentée comme députée, Info 690, October 11, 2007] "
] Charlevoix
(Québec)2007Current Parti Québécois

Third party leaders without party status

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Parliamentary Leader
District
Took Office
Left Office
Party

Henri BourassaSaint-Hyacinthe
(Montérégie)19081912Ligue nationaliste
André LaurendeauMontréal-Laurier
(Montreal East)19441947 [Laurendeau sat as an Independent by July 6, 1947.] Bloc Populaire Canadien
David Côté [CCF Leader in Quebec Romuald-Joseph Lamoureux was defeated in Montréal-Saint-Henri. David Côté rather than him led the party in the legislature.] Rouyn-Noranda—Témiscamingue
(Abitibi-Témiscamingue)19441945 [By July 22, 1945 Côté sat as an Independent.] Co-operative Commonwealth Federation
René Lévesque [Elected to legislature as the Member for Laurier, René Lévesque left the Liberals in 1967 and co-founded the Parti Québécois in 1968.] Laurier
(Montreal East)1968 1970 Parti Québécois
Fabien Roy [In 1973, Party Leader Yvon Dupuis was defeated in Saint-Jean. Fabien Roy succeeded him as Socred Leader.] Beauce-Sud
(Chaudière-Appalaches)19731975Ralliement créditiste du Québec
Maurice Bellemare [Maurice Bellemare won a by-election in 1974. He served as Acting Leader of the Union Nationale until 1976, when Rodrigue Biron was chosen as leader and won a seat to the legislature.] Johnson
(Eastern Townships)19741976Union Nationale
Robert LibmanD'Arcy-McGee
(Montreal West)19891993 Equality Party
Mario DumontRivière-du-Loup
(Bas-Saint-Laurent)19942007 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 Deputy Premiers of Quebec
* List of leaders of the Official Opposition (Quebec)
* History of Quebec

External links

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


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