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New Democratic Party of Quebec candidates, 1985 Quebec provincial election

The New Democratic Party of Quebec fielded ninety candidates in the 1985 Quebec provincial election, none of whom were elected.[1] Information about these candidates may be found on this page.

Electoral divisions

(n.c.: no candidate)
Riding Candidate's name Gender Occupation Votes % Rank Notes
Abitibi-Est Pierre Nantel M 372 2.09 4th
Abitibi-Ouest Claude Bourque M 426 2.14 3rd
Anjou Claire Brassard F 977 2.92 3rd
Argenteuil n.c.
Arthabaska Marcel Chalifoux M 801 2.40 4th
Beauce-Nord n.c.
Beauce-Sud n.c.
Beauharnois n.c.
Bellechasse n.c.
Berthier n.c.
Bertrand Claire Bonneville F 586 1.67 3rd
Bonaventure n.c.
Bourassa Robert Desfossés M 651 2.45 3rd
Bourget Pierre Bourgeois M 554 2.18 3rd
Brome—Missisquoi Ron Marchand M 880 3.67 3rd
Chambly Frédéric Henderson M 1,096 3.67 3rd
Champlain Jean-Claude Landry M 1,269 3.95 3rd
Chapleau Jean-Philippe Rheault M 686 2.51 3rd
Charlesbourg Diane Lapointe F 1,740 4.93 4th
Charlevoix Robert Vigneault M 634 2.61 3rd
Châteauguay Ronald L. Taylor M 948 2.54 3rd
Chauveau Céline Charbonneau F 1,720 5.05 3rd
Chicoutimi Normand Letendre M 1,429 4.34 3rd
Chomedey Norman Buchbinder M 799 2.68 3rd
Crémazie Pierre Leduc M 765 2.37 3rd
D'Arcy-McGee Heather Yampolsky F 937 3.76 3rd
Deux-Montagnes Roger Lemoine M 490 1.60 4th
Dorion Paul Comtois M Economist 653 2.65 3rd
Notes: Paul Comtois was a federal and provincial New Democratic Party candidate in the mid-1980s. He was forty-two years old in 1985, worked as an economist in the Quebec government's labour department, and said that he was aiming for a second-place finish.[2]
Electoral record
Election Division Party Votes % Place Winner
1984 federal Papineau New Democratic 4,295 13.13 3/9 André Ouellet, Liberal[3]
1985 provincial Dorion New Democratic 653 2.65 3/11 Violette Trépanier, Liberal
Drummond Michel Parenteau M 585 1.69 4th Future party leader 1990-1992
Dubuc Hélène Bouchard F 950 3.71 3rd
Duplessis n.c.
Fabre Louis Roy M 668 2.27 3rd
Frontenac n.c.
Gaspé n.c.
Gatineau Luc Villemaire M 532 2.56 4th
Gouin Jacques Desrosiers M 665 2.87 3rd
Groulx n.c.
Hull Serge Bernier M 1,016 3.79 3rd
Huntingdon n.c.
Iberville Joseph Salvo Rossi M 495 1.48 4th
Îles-de-la-Madeleine n.c.
Jacques-Cartier James McCarte M 1,025 3.40 3rd
Jeanne-Mance Vincent Guadagnano M 411 1.39 4th
Jean-Talon Jan Warnke M 1,727 5.48 3rd
Johnson n.c.
Joliette n.c.
Jonquière Maurice Bilodeau M 1,784 5.28 3rd
Kamouraska-Témiscouata n.c.
Labelle n.c.
L'Acadie Charles Suissa M 946 3.10 3rd
Lac-Saint-Jean Jean-Claude Martel M 1,072 3.45 3rd
Lafontaine Roger Vincent M 608 1.57 3rd
La Peltrie Denis Jeffrey M 1,968 5.55 3rd
Laporte Jean-François Fiset M 1,137 3.84 3rd
Laprairie Diane Allard F 1,088 2.65 3rd
L'Assomption n.c.
Laurier Ioannis Kourtesis M 830 3.41 3rd
Laval-des-Rapides Denis Labelle M 704 2.41 3rd
Laviolette n.c.
Lévis Michel Carbonneau M 1,154 2.76 3rd
Limoilou Guy Berthe M 949 3.41 3rd
Lotbinière n.c.
Louis-Hébert Jean-Paul Harney M Professor 2,798 8.59 3rd Party leader 1984-1987
Maisonneuve Milan Mirich M 495 2.07 3rd See the 2000 federal election for biographical notes.
Marguerite-Bourgeoys John Commins M 795 3.00 3rd
Marie-Victorin François Desgroseillers M 884 3.36 3rd
Marquette Marie Gauthier M 419 1.90 3rd
Maskinongé n.c.
Matane n.c.
Matapédia n.c.
Mégantic-Compton Joseph Lemoine M 594 2.75 3rd
Mercier Roger Couvrette M 1,200 4.69 3rd
Mille-Îles George Hanna M 573 1.92 3rd
Montmagny-L'Islet Louise Saint-Pierre F 564 2.35 3rd
Montmorency Michael Haberman M 1,200 3.38 4th
Mont-Royal Terrence Jones M 675 2.99 3rd
Nelligan Joan Eyolfson Cadham F Writer 1,123 3.51 3rd
Notes: Joan Eyolfson Cadham was raised in Saskatchewan. She studied journalism at Ryerson Institute of Technology. She lived in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. She wrote for boating magazines. She moved back to Saskatchewan in 1992.[4]
Nicolet Normande Villeneuve F 425 1.59 3rd
Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Michel Agnaieff M Trade unionist 2,333 8.64 3rd Associate president of the federal NDP
Notes: Michel Agnaieff was born in 1939 in Cairo, Egypt.[5] His father was of Russian origin. He emigrated from Egypt to Canada in 1966. He studied linguistics at Université de Montréal. He was the founding president of the Conseil québécois pour la paix.[6] In 1971, he became secretary of the Centrale de l'enseignement du Québec (CEQ). From 1976 to 1996, he was the general manager of the CEQ.[5] He was elected associate president of the federal New Democratic Party. He was the NDP candidate in the riding of Duvernay in the 1988 federal election, receiving 14.81% of the votes and finishing third.[7] It was revealed in the press that he had been placed under surveillance by the Canadian Intelligence Services, who suspected him of promoting soviet influence.[6] He later became a federal civil servant at the Canadian International Development Agency.[6] From 1998 to 2002, he was president of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.
Orford Denis Boissé M 632 2.25 4th
Outremont René Denis M 1,294 5.44 3rd
Papineau Gaétan Ménard M 732 3.44 3rd
Pontiac Michel Martin M 896 4.65 3rd
Portneuf Gilles Harvey M 726 2.73 3rd
Prévost n.c.
Richelieu Guy Verville M 587 1.91 3rd
Notes: Guy Verville was a federal and provincial New Democratic Party candidate in the mid-1980s. He listed himself as a student in 1984.[8]
Electoral record
Election Division Party Votes % Place Winner
1984 federal Témiscamingue New Democratic 2,189 5.40 3/6 Gabriel Desjardins, Progressive Conservative[3]
1985 provincial Richelieu New Democratic 587 1.91 3/6 Albert Khelfa, Liberal
Richmond n.c.
Rimouski n.c.
Rivière-du-Loup Marius Tremblay M 711 3.24 3rd
Robert-Baldwin René Boulard M 1,068 3.18 3rd
Roberval n.c.
Rosemont Roger Lamarre M 742 2.64 3rd
Rousseau n.c.
Rouyn-Noranda–Témiscamingue n.c.
Saguenay Jocelyn Toulouse M 516 2.21 3rd
Sainte-Anne Kurtis Law M 633 3.07 3rd
Saint-François Sarah Johnson F 1,220 4.22 3rd
Saint-Henri Alain Giguère M 602 2.33 3rd
Saint-Hyacinthe Roland Morin M 709 2.25 3rd
Notes: Roland Morin became a member of the NDP in 1963. He was a NDP candidate in the federal elections of 1965 (in Maisonneuve-Rosemont), 1968 (in Maisonneuve), 1972 (in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce) and 1974 (in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce). He is listed as publicist, trade unionist and translator.[9] and a NDPQ candidate in the 1970 and 1985 provincial elections. He was the president of the NDPQ (section) in 1967-1970. On 21 March 1970, he succeeded Robert Cliche as leader of the NDPQ (section).[10] He was succeeded by G.-Raymond Laliberté in 1971. Morin was the president of the NDPQ (party) in 1985-1987. After Jean-Paul Harney announced that he would not be candidate for leadership for a new term, Morin was elected leader of the NDPQ (party) at the NDPQ convention on 29 October 1987.[11] During his term as leader, Morin was the NDPQ candidate in the 20 June 1988 provincial by-election in Anjou, where he finished with 483 votes (2.24%).[12] At the 30 April 1989 NPDQ convention, he was candidate for a new term as leader but he was defeated by Gaétan Nadeau.[13]
Saint-Jacques Pierre Graveline M Trade unionist 1,115 5.08 3rd
Notes: Pierre Graveline was born in 1952. He was journalist, employee of the Confédération des syndicats nationaux, director of communications at the Centrale de l'enseignement du Québec and columnist at Le Devoir. From 1996 to 2005, he was the general manager of the groupe Ville-Marie Littérature publishing house (Québecor Média). In 2007, he became associate publisher at Fides. He has written poetry and essays, including Prenons la parole ! (1991), Une planète nommée Québec (1996) and Une histoire de l'éducation et du syndicalisme enseignant au Québec (2003), Une passion littéraire (2009) and La liberté du Québec (2011).[14][15]
Saint-Jean Philippe Thibodeau M 1,028 3.03 3rd
Saint-Laurent Sid Ingerman M 1,037 3.42 3rd
Saint-Louis Arden Ryshpan M 1,405 6.87 4th
Sainte-Marie Louise Boucher F 711 3.77 3rd
Saint-Maurice n.c.
Sauvé Yves Alavo M 462 1.80 3rd
Shefford Nancy Pearson F 284 0.86 3rd
Sherbrooke n.c.
Taillon Jean-Serge Baribeau M 791 2.64 3rd
Notes: Jean-Serge Baribeau is a sociologist. He was a professor of sociology for almost 40 years in a private college and in CEGEP Édouard-Montpetit. He describes himself as a sociologist of the media.[16]
Taschereau Pierre Rivard M Student 1,217 5.65 3rd NDP Youth president
Terrebonne Johanne Morin F 810 2.47 3rd
Trois-Rivières Jocelyn Ann Leblanc-Girard F 614 2.10 3rd
Ungava n.c.
Vachon Michael Kukura Jr M 673 2.08 3rd
Vanier Maurice Gagnon M 1,671 5.50 3rd
Vaudreuil-Soulanges Marc Turgeon M 924 2.54 3rd
Verchères Lise Lamarche F 1,063 3.13 3rd
Verdun Richard Proulx M 659 2.85 3rd
Viau Giuseppe Sciortino M Lawyer 864 3.34 3rd
Viger Renée Sigouin F 617 2.10 3rd
Vimont Jean Desrosiers M 854 2.64 3rd
Westmount Greta Nemiroff F 1,916 7.94 3rd


  1. ^ General elections - 1985, December 2 - Official results for all electoral divisions, Le Directeur général des élections du Québec
  2. ^ David Wimhurst, "Dorion: Three candidates feel they can win riding," Montreal Gazette, 29 November 1985, p. 7.
  3. ^ a b Source: Report of the Chief Electoral Officer, Thirty-third General Election, 1984.
  4. ^ Joan Eyolfson Cadham Bio. Accessed 26 November 2012.
  5. ^ a b (French) "Michel Agnaïeff à la présidence de la Commission canadienne pour l'UNESCO", Université, Journal de la Fédération québécoise des professeures et professeurs d'université, vol. 6, no. 3, March 1997, p. 2. Accessed 26 November 2012.
  6. ^ a b c (French) Normand Lester, "Nycole Turmel, les syndicalistes québécois et l’assiette au beurre fédérale", La chronique de Normand Lester, 5 August 2011. Accessed 26 November 2012.
  7. ^ History of federal ridings since 1867, Candidates, 34th Parliament, Parliament of Canada. Accessed 26 November 2012.
  8. ^ History of Federal Ridings since 1867: Témiscamingue (1984/09/04), Parliament of Canada. Accessed 22 August 2010.
  9. ^ History of federal ridings since 1867, Candidates, Parliament of Canada. Accessed 28 November 2012.
  10. ^ "Élection de Roland Morin au poste de chef du Nouveau Parti démocratique du Québec", Bilan du siècle, Université de Sherbrooke. Accessed 28 November 2012.
  11. ^ Today in Canadian History, October 29, Accessed 28 November 2012.
  12. ^ (French) André Lamoureux, "Le NPD de 1984 à 1988 : La recherche d'un nouvel élan", in Politique, n° 14, 1988, p. 83-118. Accessed 28 November 2012.
  13. ^ (French) Jean Crête, "La vie des partis", in L'année politique au Québec 1988-1989, Presses de l'université de Montréal. Accessed 28 November 2012.
  14. ^ (French) Pierre Graveline, notice biographique, VLB éditeur. Accessed 28 November 2012.
  15. ^ (French) Pierre Graveline se joint aux Editions Fides à titre d'éditeur associé, Canada Newswire. Accessed 28 November 2012.
  16. ^ (French) Jean-Serge Baribeau, Voir. Accessed 28 November 2012.
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