Nicole Léger (born March 12, 1955) is a Canadian politician and the Member of the National Assembly of Quebec (MNA) for the riding of Pointe-aux-Trembles from 1996 to 2006 and recently elected back as member of the Parti Québécois in a by-election on May 12, 2008.
Nicole Léger, December 2014
|Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Pointe-aux-Trembles|
May 12, 2008 – October 28, 2018
|Preceded by||André Boisclair|
|Succeeded by||Chantal Rouleau|
December 9, 1996 – June 1, 2006
|Preceded by||Michel Bourdon|
|Succeeded by||André Boisclair|
|Born||March 12, 1955|
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Political party||Parti Québécois|
She was born on March 12, 1955 in Montreal, Quebec and is the daughter of former Parti Québécois MNA Marcel Léger and the sister of Jean-Marc Léger, president of Léger Marketing. She made career in education and served in various executive positions in the Parti Québécois (PQ) from 1970 to 1996.
Member of the National AssemblyEdit
Following the death of MNA Michel Bourdon, Léger ran as a PQ candidate to fill his seat of Pointe-aux-Trembles. She easily won the by-election with 47% of the vote and was re-elected in the 1998 election.
Léger was appointed to the Cabinet in 1998 and served as Minister responsible for Family Services until 2001 and as Minister responsible for the War against Poverty from 2001 to 2003.
Retirement from politicsEdit
In the aftermath of Boisclair's victory as leader, both Marois and Léger vacated their seats and left politics. André Boisclair won a by-election and succeeded Nicole Léger as the MNA for Pointe-aux-Trembles.
Even though Boisclair won re-election to the legislature in the 2007 election, the PQ had one of the worst showings in history. Boisclair resigned as party leader and relinquished his seat.
Electoral record (partial)Edit
|2003 Quebec general election: Pointe-aux-Trembles|
|Parti Québécois||Nicole Léger||14,261||50.19|
|Action démocratique||André Cordeau||4,050||14.25|
|Christian Democracy||Julien Ferron||137||0.48|
|Total valid votes||28,412||100.00|
|Rejected and declined votes||487|
|Electors on the lists||39,971|
|Source: Official Results, Le Directeur général des élections du Québec.|
|Pointe-aux-TremblesQuebec provincial by-election, May 12, 2008:|
|Parti Québécois||Nicole Léger||7,657||55.99||+8.69|
|Action démocratique||Diane Bellemare||1,882||13.76||−12.69|
|Québec solidaire||Marie Josèphe Pigeon||226||1.65||−0.97|
|Parti indépendantiste||Colette Provost||153||1.12||–|
|Total valid votes||13,675||100.00|
|Rejected and declined votes||146|
|Electors on the lists||40,496|