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René-Lévesque is a provincial electoral district in the Côte-Nord region of Quebec, Canada, which elects members to the National Assembly of Quebec. It includes the Manicouagan Regional County Municipality and La Haute-Côte-Nord Regional County Municipality, as well as the cities of Baie-Comeau and Forestville.

René-Lévesque
Quebec electoral district
Provincial electoral district
LegislatureNational Assembly of Quebec
MNA
 
 
 
Martin Ouellet
Parti Québécois
District created1945
First contested1948
Last contested2018
Demographics
Population (2006)45,355
Electors (2014)[1]34,459
Area (km²)[2]57,755.3
Pop. density (per km²)0.79
Census divisionsLa Haute-Côte-Nord, Manicouagan
Census subdivisionsBaie-Comeau, Baie-Trinité, Chute-aux-Outardes, Colombier, Forestville, Franquelin, Godbout, Les Bergeronnes, Les Escoumins, Longue-Rive, Pointe-aux-Outardes, Pointe-Lebel, Portneuf-sur-Mer, Ragueneau, Sacré-Coeur, Tadoussac; Essipit, Pessamit; Lac-au-Brochet, Rivière-aux-Outardes

It was created for the 1948 election under the name Saguenay from part of the former Charlevoix-Saguenay electoral district. The predecessor to Charlevoix-Saguenay (before 1912) was Chicoutimi-Saguenay. Despite its former name, the district has not included the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region since at least the 1994 election.

It was renamed René-Lévesque for the 2003 election, after former Quebec Premier René Lévesque, although its territory was unchanged. It remained unchanged after the change from the 2001 to the 2011 electoral map.

Members of the National AssemblyEdit

Legislature Years Member Party
Saguenay
Riding created from Charlevoix-Saguenay
23rd  1948–1952     Pierre Ouellet Union Nationale
24th  1952–1956
25th  1956–1960
26th  1960–1962     Lucien Belanger Liberal
27th  1962–1963 Rodrigue Thibault
 1964–1966 Pierre-Willie Maltais
28th  1966–1970
29th  1970–1973     Lucien Lessard Parti Québécois
30th  1973–1976
31st  1976–1981
32nd  1981–1982
 1983–1985     Ghislain Maltais Liberal
33rd  1985–1989
34th  1989–1994
35th  1994–1998     Gabriel-Yvan Gagnon Parti Québécois
36th  1998–2001
 2002–2003     François Corriveau Action démocratique
René-Lévesque
37th  2003–2007     Marjolain Dufour Parti Québécois
38th  2007–2008
39th  2008–2012
40th  2012–2014
41st  2014–2015
 2015–2018 Martin Ouellet
42nd  2018–Present

Election resultsEdit

René-Lévesque, 2001 - presentEdit

2018 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Parti Québécois Martin Ouellet 8,055 42.22 -6.75
Coalition Avenir Québec André Desrosiers 6,432 33.71 +28.15
Liberal Jonathan Lapointe 2,440 12.79 -26.20
Québec solidaire Sandrine Bourque 1,948 10.21 +5.33
Conservative Eric Barnabé 204 1.07 +0.19
Total valid votes 19,079 98.57
Total rejected ballots 277 1.43
Turnout 19.356 58.75
Eligible voters 32,944


Quebec provincial by-election, 9 November 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Parti Québécois Martin Ouellet 6,548 48.97 -6.04
Liberal Karine Otis 5,214 38.99 +17.22
Coalition Avenir Québec Dave Savard 744 5.56 -10.16
Québec solidaire Claire Du Sablon 652 4.88 -1.59
Conservative Eric Sirois 118 0.88
Option nationale Yan Rivard 96 0.72 -0.31
Total valid votes 13,372 100.00
Total rejected ballots 102 0.76 -1.22
Turnout 13,474 39.62 -19.74
Eligible voters 34,008
Parti Québécois hold Swing -11.63

By-election required due to the resignation of Marjolain Dufour, for health reasons.[3]

2014 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Parti Québécois Marjolain Dufour 11,029 55.00
Liberal Michel Levesque 4,366 21.77
Coalition Avenir Québec Marie-Christine Fortin-Morand 3,152 15.72
Québec solidaire Marie-Pierre Clavette 1,297 6.47
Option nationale Nicolas Boivin Ringuette 207 1.03
Total valid votes 20,051 98.02
Total rejected ballots 404 1.98
Turnout 20,455 59.36
Electors on the lists 34,459
2012 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Parti Québécois Marjolain Dufour 13,634 59.68 +1.25
Liberal Pascal Chouinard 4,160 18.21 -8.33
Coalition Avenir Québec Dereck Blouin-Perry 3,643 15.95 +3.72*
Québec solidaire Julie Gonthier-Brazeau 892 3.90 +1.10
Option nationale Maxime Cantin 517 2.26
Total valid votes 22,846 99.11
Total rejected ballots 204 0.89
Turnout 23,050 66.67 +12.24
Electors on the lists 34,575

* Result compared to Action démocratique

2008 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Parti Québécois Marjolain Dufour 10,748 58.43 +6.65
Liberal Patrick Sullivan 4,882 26.54 +10.69
Action démocratique Louis-Olivier Minville 2,250 12.23 -16.05
Québec solidaire Stéphane Lessard 516 2.80 +0.99
Total valid votes 18,396 98.79
Total rejected ballots 225 1.21
Turnout 18,621 54.43 -14.18
Electors on the lists 34,213
2007 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Parti Québécois Marjolain Dufour 12,160 51.78 +10.92
Action démocratique André Desrosiers 6,642 28.28 -5.13
Liberal François Désy 3,723 15.85 -7.84
Green Styves Griffith 533 2.27
Québec solidaire Mylène Lapierre 426 1.81
Total valid votes 23,484 99.27
Total rejected ballots 173 0.73
Turnout 23,657 68.61 +5.54
Electors on the lists 34,480
2003 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Parti Québécois Marjolain Dufour 8,997 40.86 +16.91
Action démocratique François Corriveau 7,356 33.41 -14.43
Liberal François Désy 5,215 23.69 -4.52
Independent Jean-Pierre Brisson 449 2.04
Total valid votes 22,017 99.15
Total rejected ballots 189 0.85
Turnout 22,206 63.07 +2.66
Electors on the lists 35,210

Saguenay, 1945 - 2001Edit

Quebec provincial by-election, April 15, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Action démocratique François Corriveau 10,129 47.84 +31.44
Liberal Isabelle Melançon 5,973 28.21 +7.89
Parti Québécois Louise Levasseur 5,070 23.95 -38.69
Total valid votes 21,172 99.07
Total rejected ballots 199 0.93
Turnout 21,371 60.41 -8.06
Electors on the lists 35,378
1998 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Parti Québécois Gabriel-Yvan Gagnon 15,419 62.64
Liberal Paul Fournier 5,001 20.32
Action démocratique Armand Maltais 4,036 16.40
Socialist Democracy Hélène Lévesque 159 0.65
Total valid votes 24,615 99.17
Total rejected ballots 206 0.83
Turnout 24,821 69.47
Electors on the lists 35,727
1995 Quebec referendum
Side Votes %
Oui 23,067 73.33
Non 8,389 26.67
1994 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Parti Québécois Gabriel-Yvan Gagnon 14,439 57.44
Liberal Georges-Henri Gagné 7,435 29.58
Action démocratique Armand Maltais 3,264 12.98
Total valid votes 25,138 98.14
Total rejected ballots 476 1.86
Turnout 25,614 72.47
Electors on the lists 35,344
1992 Charlottetown Accord referendum
Side Votes %
Non 18,861 71.60
Oui 7,482 28.40
1989 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Ghislain Maltais 9,273 43.45
Parti Québécois Carol Guay 8,771 41.10
Green Denis Hubert 3,296 15.45
Total valid votes 21,340 97.51
Total rejected ballots 545 2.49
Turnout 21,885 64.83
Electors on the lists 33,756
1985 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Ghislain Maltais 11,270 43.45
Parti Québécois Pierre Michaud 11,109 41.10
New Democratic Jocelyn Toulouse 516 15.45
Parti indépendantiste Carol Fiset 277 15.45
Christian Socialist Patricia Dufour 134 15.45
Total valid votes 23,306 98.76
Total rejected ballots 293 1.24
Turnout 23,599 66.48
Electors on the lists 35,500


Quebec provincial by-election, 1983
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Ghislain Maltais 9,375 43.33
Parti Québécois Johanne Isabel 6,130 28.33
Independent Pierre-Willie Maltais 5,844 27.01
United Social Credit J. Émilien Martel 287 1.33
Total valid votes 21,636 98.59
Total rejected ballots 309 1.41
Turnout 21,945 62.05
Electors on the lists 35,366
1981 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Parti Québécois Lucien Lessard 17,069 66.56
Liberal Ghislain Maltais 8,139 31.74
Union Nationale Albert N. Martin 436 1.70
Total valid votes 25,644 99.18
Total rejected ballots 212 0.82
Turnout 25,856 75.43
Electors on the lists 34,277
1980 Quebec referendum
Side Votes %
Oui 14,032 61.91
Non 8,634 38.09
1976 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Parti Québécois Lucien Lessard 15,491 69.16
Liberal Jean-Guy Tremblay 4,279 19.10
Union Nationale Réal St-Laurent 2,074 9.17
Ralliement créditiste Camille Hélie 575 2.57
Total valid votes 22,399 97.49
Total rejected ballots 576 2.51
Turnout 22,975 78.48
Electors on the lists 29,276
1973 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Parti Québécois Lucien Lessard 10,226 51.14
Liberal Claude Perrault 7,933 39.67
Ralliement créditiste André Fortier 1,404 7.02
Union Nationale Gérard Vallée 327 1.64
Independent Gaston Michaud 105 0.52
Total valid votes 19,995 98.76
Total rejected ballots 252 1.24
Turnout 20,247 72.20
Electors on the lists 28,044
1970 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Parti Québécois Lucien Lessard 12,392 44.77
Liberal Pierre-Willie Maltais 10,144 36.65
Union Nationale Paul-André Tremblay 4,007 14.48
Ralliement créditiste Jean-Nil Jean 1,138 4.11
Total valid votes 27,681 98.61
Total rejected ballots 391 1.39
Turnout 28,072 82.19
Electors on the lists 28,044
1966 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Pierre-Willie Maltais 10,737 46.43
Union Nationale J.-Ernest Bruyére 9,505 41.11
Ralliement national Lucien Lessard 2,444 10.57
Independent Odias Mimeault 437 1.89
Total valid votes 23,123 98.20
Total rejected ballots 423 1.80
Turnout 23,546 64.33
Electors on the lists 36,600


Quebec provincial by-election, 1964
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Pierre-Willie Maltais 11,919 59.45
Union Nationale J.-Ernest Bruyére 8,130 40.55
Total valid votes 20,049 97.59
Total rejected ballots 495 2.41
Turnout 20,544 60.00
Electors on the lists 34,240
1962 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Rodrigue Thibault 12,116 57.35
Union Nationale Roland Verreault 9,010 42.65
Total valid votes 21,126 98.42
Total rejected ballots 340 1.58
Turnout 21,466 78.97
Electors on the lists 27,181
1960 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Lucien Bélanger 10,475 59.14
Union Nationale Léopold-Jean Cormier 7,238 40.86
Total valid votes 17,713 97.55
Total rejected ballots 444 2.45
Turnout 18,457 75.91
Electors on the lists 22,672
1956 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Union Nationale Pierre Ouellet 10,899 58.60
Liberal Gérard Lefrançois 7,701 41.40
Total valid votes 18,600 98.76
Total rejected ballots 233 1.24
Turnout 18,833 75.91
Electors on the lists 24,811
1952 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Union Nationale Pierre Ouellet 8,977 62.55
Liberal Rodrigue Thibault 4,923 34.30
Independent Ange Paradis 452 3.15
Total valid votes 14,352 98.63
Total rejected ballots 199 1.37
Turnout 14,551 75.34
Electors on the lists 19,315
1948 Quebec general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Union Nationale Pierre Ouellet 4,726 41.11
Independent UN Laurent Brisson 2,713 23.60
Liberal Joseph Gauthier 2,519 21.91
Union des électeurs Ovide Gagnon 1,274 11.08
Independent Paul-Émile Therrien 264 2.30
Total valid votes 11,496 98.63
Total rejected ballots 160 1.37
Turnout 11,656 75.15
Electors on the lists 15,511

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