40th Quebec Legislature
The 40th National Assembly of Quebec consisted of those elected in the 2012 general election and two by-elections in December 2013. Pauline Marois (PQ) was the premier. The leader of the opposition changed twice. Jean-Marc Fournier (Liberal) started as leader of the opposition after the resignation of former Liberal Premier Jean Charest who lost his seat in the last provincial election. Philippe Couillard was elected Liberal leader and won election to the assembly in a by-election on December 9, 2013. The assembly was dissolved on March 5, 2014.
Cabinet ministers are in bold, party leaders are in italic and the president of the National Assembly is marked with a †.
Standings changes during the legislatureEdit
|Number of members
per party by date
|Sep 4||May 21||Aug 9||Aug 26||Dec 9||Jan 20|
|Coalition Avenir Québec||19||18|
|Membership changes in the 40th Assembly|
|September 4, 2012||See list of members||Election day of the 40th Quebec general election|
|May 21, 2013||Daniel Ratthé||Blainville||Independent||Suspended from CAQ caucus|
|August 9, 2013||Emmanuel Dubourg||Viau||Liberal||Resigned seat|
|August 26, 2013||Raymond Bachand||Outremont||Liberal||Resigned seat|
|December 18, 2013||Philippe Couillard||Outremont||Liberal||Elected in a by-election|
|December 18, 2013||David Heurtel||Viau||Liberal||Elected in a by-election|
|January 20, 2014||Fatima Houda-Pepin||La Pinière||Independent||Left Liberal caucus to sit as Independent.|
- "Daniel Ratthé eager to return to CAQ caucus". CBC News. May 21, 2013. Retrieved May 22, 2013.
- "MNA Dubourg stepping down, will run for Federal Liberals". CTV News. August 9, 2013. Retrieved August 9, 2013.
- "Raymond Bachand announces he is quitting politics". Global News. August 26, 2013. Retrieved February 15, 2014.
- "Rapport des résultats officiels du scrutin" (PDF). Le Directeur général des élections du Québec. December 9, 2013.
- "Fatima Houda-Pepin quits Liberal Party". CTV Montreal. Retrieved 20 January 2014.