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René Cousineau (17 June 1930 – 10 September 2002) was a Liberal party member of the House of Commons of Canada. Cousineau was born in Gatineau, Quebec and became a developer. He also practiced and taught notary law.

René Cousineau
Member of Parliament
for Gatineau riding
In office
1979–1984
Preceded byGaston Clermont
Succeeded byClaudy Mailly
Personal details
Born(1930-06-17)17 June 1930
Gatineau, Quebec
Died10 September 2002(2002-09-10) (aged 72)
Political partyLiberal
Professiondeveloper, notary lawyer, law teacher

He was elected at Gatineau riding in the 1979 federal election and re-elected in 1980. Cousineau was defeated by Claudy Mailly of the Progressive Conservative party in the 1984 federal election.

Electoral recordEdit

1980 Canadian federal election: Gatineau
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal René Cousineau 35,437 78.63 +6.74
New Democratic Renée Pierre Brisson 4,792 10.63 +3.72
     Progressive Conservative Jean-Pierre Plouffe 3,134 6.95 +0.29
Social Credit Marcelle Cormier 975 2.16 −10.87
Rhinoceros François R. Penzes 640 1.42
Marxist–Leninist Christine Dandenault 91 0.20 −0.03
Total valid votes 45,069 100.00
Total rejected ballots 244
Turnout 45,313 68.45 −6.35
Electors on the lists 66,195
Source: Report of the Chief Electoral Officer, Thirty-second General Election, 1980.
1979 Canadian federal election: Gatineau
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal René Cousineau 34,234 71.89
Social Credit Gérard Croteau 6,206 13.03
New Democratic André Beaudry 3,292 6.91
     Progressive Conservative René Bergeron 3,174 6.66
Union populaire André Côté 608 1.28
Marxist–Leninist Christine Dandenault 108 0.23
Total valid votes 47,622 100.00
Total rejected ballots 340
Turnout 47,962 74.80
Electors on the lists 64,124
Source: Report of the Chief Electoral Officer, Thirty-first General Election, 1979.

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