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Carole Poirier (born October 2, 1958) is a Canadian politician. Poirier was elected to represent the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district in the National Assembly of Quebec in the 2008 provincial election. She is a member of the Parti Québécois (PQ).

Carole Poirier
Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Hochelaga-Maisonneuve
In office
December 8, 2008 – October 18, 2018
Preceded byLouise Harel
Succeeded byAlexandre Leduc
Personal details
Born (1958-10-02) October 2, 1958 (age 61)
Montreal, Quebec
NationalityCanadian
Political partyParti Québécois
Alma materUniversité du Québec à Montréal

Poirier is a graduate from the Université du Québec à Montréal with certificates in administration, municipal services management and public services administration. She also obtained a master's degree in public administration from the École nationale d'administration publique.

From 1997 to 2006, she was the cabinet director for the Minister of employment and social solidarity (1997–1998), the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Metropolitan (1998–2002), the President of the National Assembly of Quebec (2002–2003) and the leader of the official opposition (2005–2006). She was also the treasurer and political organizer for the PQ's Hochelaga-Maisonneuve office.

She was defeated in the 2018 election.

Electoral recordEdit

2008 Quebec general election: Hochelaga-Maisonneuve
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Parti Québécois Carole Poirier 10,530 54.31 +1.60
Liberal Julie Tremblay 4,115 21.22 +7.66
Québec solidaire Serge Mongeau 2,508 12.93 +3.26
Action démocratique Jean-Levy Champagne 1,303 6.72 −8.82
Green Sylvie Woods 817 4.21 −2.88
Marxist–Leninist Christine Dandenault 117 0.60 +0.34
Total valid votes 19,390 98.39
Total rejected ballots 317 1.61
Turnout 19,707 47.82 −14.36
Electors on the lists 41,210
Source: Official Results, Le Directeur général des élections du Québec.

External linksEdit

  • "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
  • Parti Quebecois biopage[permanent dead link] (in French)