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.
Généreux in 2018
|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
|Assumed office |
October 19, 2015
|Preceded by||François Lapointe|
November 9, 2009 – May 2, 2011
|Preceded by||Paul Crête|
|Succeeded by||François Lapointe|
|Mayor of La Pocatière|
|Preceded by||André Théberge|
|Succeeded by||Sylvain Hudon|
|Born||April 23, 1962|
La Pocatière, Quebec
|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, after 110 votes for Lapointe were reportedly allocated in error to the Green Party candidate on election night. Following a judicial recount, Lapointe was declared elected. He was again a candidate for the 2015 election, where he won with over 200 votes.
|2015 Canadian federal election: Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup|
|New Democratic||François Lapointe||11,918||24.2||-12.16||–|
|Bloc Québécois||Louis Gagnon||7,939||16.12||-3.97||–|
|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|
|Conservative gain from New Democratic||Swing||+4.81|
|These results were subject to a judicial recount, 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.|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|2011 Canadian federal election: Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup|
|New Democratic||François Lapointe||17,285||36.36||+31.58||$1,995.19|
|Bloc Québécois||Nathalie Arsenault||9,550||20.09||-17.58||$66,461.89|
|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|
|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.|
|Canadian federal by-election, November 9, 2009: Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup|
|Bloc Québécois||Nancy Gagnon||10,737||37.67||-8.36||$74,821.57|
|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|
|Conservative gain from Bloc Québécois||Swing||+10.20|
|By-election due to the resignation of Paul Crête|
- "Tories take two in by-elections". The Globe and Mail. November 9, 2009.
- "NDP wins another Quebec seat - by 5 votes". The Gazette. May 5, 2011.
- "Recounts could cost Tories two seats in Quebec, Ontario". Vancouver Province. May 5, 2011.
- "Le Bas-Saint-Laurent aura un deuxième député néo-démocrate" (in French). Radio-Canada. May 13, 2011. Retrieved May 13, 2011.
- "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.
- "Judge orders recount for Montmagny-L'Islet-Kamouraska-Rivière-du-Loup riding". CBC News. October 27, 2015.
- 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:
- Elections Canada – October 19, 2015 Election Results, Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup. After judicial recount.
- Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2015-08-15 at the Wayback Machine
- Elections Canada – Official voting results, Forty-first general election, 2011
- Elections Canada – Candidate's electoral campaign return, 41st general election