Parti Unité Nationale

The Parti unité nationale (National Unity Party), formerly the Parti démocratie chrétienne du Québec (Christian Democracy Party of Quebec), was a social conservative political party in Quebec, Canada. It was founded in 2000 by Roman Catholics associated with the Centre d’Information nationale Robert Rumilly. The founding leader of the party was Gilles Noël.[1] The party's leader since 2010 has been Paul Biron, a retired engineer, whose brother, Rodrigue Biron, was leader of the conservative Union Nationale party from 1976 to 1980.[2]

Parti unité nationale
LeaderPaul Biron
Founded2000 (2000)
Dissolved2018 (2018)
HeadquartersLévis, Quebec
IdeologyChristian democracy
Social conservatism
Quebec nationalism
ColoursBlue
Website
www.partiun.ca

Its program was a combination of Christian orthodoxy and Quebec nationalism.[3] The party is concerned about the declining birth rate in Quebec, opposed to same-sex marriage and abortion, wants more support for families, and wider availability of Quebec-made consumer products.

The Parti démocratie chrétienne du Québec's 24 candidates won 3,575 votes in the April 2003 general election, or about 0.1% of the popular vote. It proposed to fight the aging of Quebec's population by favouring the family through the creation of a family benefit of $430 per month per child under the age of 18. The party also proposed eliminating the $5/day universal child care program offered by the Government of Quebec at the time.[4]

The party won 1,620 votes in the March 2007 general election, or about 0.04% of the popular vote.

Logo of the former Parti démocratie chrétienne du Québec

On 29 June 2012 the Chief Electoral Officer of Quebec approved the name of the party to be changed to "Parti Unité Nationale".[5]

Party leadersEdit

  1. Gilles Noël (2000-2005)
  2. Michel Bélanger (2005-2006) interim
  3. Gilles Noël (2006-2007)
  4. Albert Malcom Tremblay (2007-2010)
  5. Michel Bélanger (2010)
  6. Paul Biron (since 21 December 2010)[5]

Election resultsEdit

General election Candidates Elected candidates Popular vote
2003 24 0 0.09%
2007 12 0 0.04%
2012 12 0 0.03%
2014 3 0 0.00%

Election resultsEdit

Election Leader Seats contested Seats won +/- Votes % Rank Status/Gov.
2003 Gilles Noël
25 / 125
0 / 125
  3,226 0.08%   8th out of 9 Extra-parliamentary
2007 Gilles Noël
12 / 125
0 / 125
  1,548 0.04%   8th Extra-parliamentary
2012 Paul Biron
12 / 125
0 / 125
  1,227 0.03%   15th out of 18 Extra-parliamentary
2014 Paul Biron
3 / 125
0 / 125
  241 0.01%   15th out of 18 Extra-parliamentary

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Le Devoir newspaper, April 12, 2003, "Le Parti Democratic Chretienne defended Les valeurs chretiennes"
  2. ^ Patricia Cloutier, "Paul Biron: chef de parti... à 81 ans", Le Soleil, 1 April 2014
  3. ^ Quebecpolitique.com
  4. ^ Jeanne Corriveau, "Le parti Démocratie chrétienne du Québec - Défendre les valeurs chrétiennes", Le Devoir, 12 Avril 2003
  5. ^ a b "Parti unité nationale". Le Directeur Général Des Élections du Québec. Retrieved 22 October 2015.

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