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Bernard Généreux

Bernard Généreux
Bernard Généreux in 2011
Member of Parliament for Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup
In office
November 9, 2009 – March 26, 2011
Preceded by Paul Crête
Succeeded by François Lapointe
Mayor of La Pocatière
In office
2005–2009
Succeeded by Sylvain Hudon
Personal details
Born (1962-04-23) April 23, 1962
La Pocatière, Quebec
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Tracy Haw
Children Tristan,
Kaïla
Profession Entrepreneur
Religion Roman Catholic
Source: BernardGenereux.ca (French)

Bernard Généreux (born April 23, 1962) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to represent the electoral district of Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup in the federal by-elections on November 9, 2009. He is a member of the Conservative Party.[1]

Prior to his election, Généreux served as mayor of the town of La Pocatière.

He was initially declared re-elected in his riding in the 2011 election, but it was announced on May 5, 2011, that verification of the polling station tallies had given the riding to his New Democratic Party opponent François Lapointe by just five votes,[2] after 110 votes for Lapointe were reportedly allocated in error to the Green Party candidate on election night.[3] Following a judicial recount,[3] Lapointe was declared elected.[4]

Electoral record

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
New Democratic François Lapointe 17,285 36.4 -
Conservative Bernard Généreux 17,276 36.3 -
Bloc Québécois Nathalie Arsenault 9,550 20.1 -
Liberal Andrew Caddell 2,743 5.8 -
Green Lynette Tremblay 691 1.5 -
Total valid votes/Expense limit 47,545 100.00%

Source: Elections Canada, 2011 General Election, Montmagny--L'Islet--Kamouraska--Rivière-du-Loup, Results certified by judicial recount

By-election on November 9, 2009

resignation of Paul Crête

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bernard Généreux 12,162 42.7%
Bloc Québécois Nancy Gagnon 10,737 37.7%
Liberal Marcel Catellier 3,768 13.2%
New Democratic François Lapointe 1,363 4.8%
Green Charles Marois 472 1.7%
Total valid votes 28,502
Total rejected ballots
Turnout 28,502 36.6%

References

  1. ^ "Tories take two in by-elections".  
  2. ^ "NDP wins another Quebec seat - by 5 votes".  
  3. ^ a b "Recounts could cost Tories two seats in Quebec, Ontario".  
  4. ^ "Le Bas-Saint-Laurent aura un deuxième député néo-démocrate" (in French).  

External links

  • Bernard Généreux – Parliament of Canada biography


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