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Bernard Généreux MP (born April 23, 1962) is a Canadian politician who was elected to represent the electoral district of Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup in the House of Commons in the federal by-elections on November 9, 2009. He is a member of the Conservative Party.[1]

Bernard Généreux

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Généreux in 2018
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded byFrançois Lapointe
In office
November 9, 2009 – May 2, 2011
Preceded byPaul Crête
Succeeded byFrançois Lapointe
Mayor of La Pocatière
In office
2005–2009
Preceded byAndré Théberge
Succeeded bySylvain Hudon
Personal details
Born (1962-04-23) April 23, 1962 (age 57)
La Pocatière, Quebec
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Tracy Haw
ChildrenTristan,
Kaïla
ProfessionEntrepreneur
Source: BernardGenereux.ca (French)

Prior to his election, Généreux served as Mayor of La Pocatière. He was initially declared reelected in his riding in the 2011 election, but it was announced on May 5, 2011, that verification of the polling station tallies had given the riding to his New Democratic Party opponent François Lapointe by just five votes,[2] after 110 votes for Lapointe were reportedly allocated in error to the Green Party candidate on election night.[3] Following a judicial recount,[3] Lapointe was declared elected.[4] He was again a candidate for the 2015 election,[5] where he won with over 200 votes.

Electoral recordEdit

2015 Canadian federal election: Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Bernard Généreux 14,274 28.99 -7.35
Liberal Marie-Josée Normand 14,002 28.43 +22.66
New Democratic François Lapointe 11,918 24.2 -12.16
Bloc Québécois Louis Gagnon 7,939 16.12 -3.97
Green Chantal Breton 823 1.67 +0.22
Rhinoceros Bien Gras Gagné 287 0.58
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,243 100.0   $212,731.62
Total rejected ballots 777 1.50 +0.10
Turnout 50,020 63.72 +2.66
Eligible voters 78,489
Conservative gain from New Democratic Swing +4.81
These results were subject to a judicial recount,[6] and modified from the validated results in accordance with the Judge's rulings. The margin of Bernard Généreux over Marie-Josée Normand increased from 269 votes to 272 votes as a result of the recount.[7]
Source: Elections Canada[8][9]
2011 Canadian federal election: Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic François Lapointe 17,285 36.36 +31.58 $1,995.19
Conservative Bernard Généreux 17,276 36.34 -6.33 $79,493.77
Bloc Québécois Nathalie Arsenault 9,550 20.09 -17.58 $66,461.89
Liberal Andrew Caddell 2,743 5.77 -7.55 $11,840.48
Green Lynette Tremblay 691 1.45 -0.21 none listed
Total valid votes/Expense limit 47,545 100.0     $87,227.52
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 677 1.40 +0.48
Turnout 48,222 61.06 +24.13
Eligible voters 78,969
New Democratic gain from Conservative Swing +18.96
This vote was subject to mandatory judicial recount due to the margin of win being less than 1/1000 of the total votes. The validated results resulted in Lapointe's victory by a margin of 5 votes. After the recount by a judge, M. Lapointe was confirmed the winner on 13 May 2011, this time by a margin of 9 votes. Changes are based on results from the 2009 by-election.
Sources:[10][11]


Canadian federal by-election, November 9, 2009: Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Bernard Généreux 12,162 42.67 +12.03 $85,278.26
Bloc Québécois Nancy Gagnon 10,737 37.67 -8.36 $74,821.57
Liberal Marcel Catellier 3,768 13.22 -2.13 $28,252.66
New Democratic François Lapointe 1,363 4.78 -0.67 $24,823.51
Green Charles Marois 472 1.66 -0.54 none listed
Total valid votes 28,502 100.0     $86,257
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 264 0.92 -0.27
Turnout 28,766 36.93 -20.56
Eligible voters 77,877
Conservative gain from Bloc Québécois Swing +10.20
By-election due to the resignation of Paul Crête

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tories take two in by-elections". The Globe and Mail. November 9, 2009.
  2. ^ "NDP wins another Quebec seat - by 5 votes". The Gazette. May 5, 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Recounts could cost Tories two seats in Quebec, Ontario". Vancouver Province. May 5, 2011.
  4. ^ "Le Bas-Saint-Laurent aura un deuxième député néo-démocrate" (in French). Radio-Canada. May 13, 2011. Retrieved May 13, 2011.
  5. ^ "Bernard Généreux sera le candidat du Parti conservateur dans MLKR". Le Placoteux. Néomédia / iClic. March 6, 2015. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  6. ^ "Judge orders recount for Montmagny-L'Islet-Kamouraska-Rivière-du-Loup riding". CBC News. October 27, 2015.
  7. ^ Emily Chan (2 November 2015). "Recount confirms Conservative Bernard Genereux won Quebec riding". CTV News. Retrieved 3 November 2015. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  8. ^ Elections Canada – October 19, 2015 Election Results, Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup. After judicial recount.
  9. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2015-08-15 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Elections Canada – Official voting results, Forty-first general election, 2011
  11. ^ Elections Canada – Candidate's electoral campaign return, 41st general election

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