39th Quebec Legislature

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The 39th National Assembly of Quebec consisted of those elected in the 2008 Quebec general election. It was in session from January 13, 2009 to February 22, 2011 and from February 23, 2011 to August 1, 2012. Jean Charest (Liberal) served as Premier and Pauline Marois (PQ) was the leader of the opposition.

Member list

Cabinet ministers are in bold, party leaders are in italic, and the president of the National Assembly is marked with a †.

Name Party Riding
     Pierre Corbeil Liberal Abitibi-Est
  François Gendron Parti Québécois Abitibi-Ouest
     Christine St-Pierre Liberal Acadie
     Lise Thériault Liberal Anjou
     David Whissell (until December 16, 2011) Liberal Argenteuil
  Roland Richer (after June 11, 2012) Parti Québécois
     Claude Bachand Liberal Arthabaska
  Janvier Grondin ADQ Beauce-Nord
     Robert Dutil Liberal Beauce-Sud
  Guy Leclair Parti Québécois Beauharnois
     Dominique Vien Liberal Bellechasse
  André Villeneuve Parti Québécois Berthier
  Claude Cousineau Parti Québécois Bertrand
  Daniel Ratthé Parti Québécois Blainville
     Nathalie Normandeau (until September 6, 2011) Liberal Bonaventure
     Damien Arsenault (after December 5, 2011) Liberal
  Pierre Curzi Parti Québécois Borduas
     Line Beauchamp (until May 14, 2012) Liberal Bourassa-Sauvé
  Maka Kotto Parti Québécois Bourget
     Pierre Paradis Liberal Brome-Missisquoi
  Bertrand St-Arnaud Parti Québécois Chambly
  Noëlla Champagne Parti Québécois Champlain
     Marc Carrière Liberal Chapleau
     Michel Pigeon Liberal Charlesbourg
  Pauline Marois Parti Québécois Charlevoix
     Pierre Moreau Liberal Châteauguay
  Gérard Deltell ADQ Chauveau
  Stéphane Bédard Parti Québécois Chicoutimi
     Guy Ouellette Liberal Chomedey
  Marc Picard ADQ Chutes-de-la-Chaudière
  Lisette Lapointe Parti Québécois Crémazie
  Independent Option nationale
     Lawrence Bergman Liberal D'Arcy-McGee
  Benoit Charette Parti Québécois Deux-Montagnes
  Yves-François Blanchet Parti Québécois Drummond
     Serge Simard Liberal Dubuc
  Lorraine Richard Parti Québécois Duplessis
     Michelle Courchesne Liberal Fabre
     Laurent Lessard Liberal Frontenac
     Georges Mamelonet Libéral Gaspé
     Stéphanie Vallée Liberal Gatineau
  Nicolas Girard Parti Québécois Gouin
  René Gauvreau Parti Québécois Groulx
  Parti Québécois
  Carole Poirier Parti Québécois Hochelaga-Maisonneuve
     Maryse Gaudreault Libéral Hull
     Stéphane Billette Libéral Huntingdon
  Marie Bouillé Parti Québécois Iberville
     Germain Chevarie Liberal Îles-de-la-Madeleine
     Geoffrey Kelley Liberal Jacques-Cartier
     André Drolet Liberal Jean-Lesage
     Filomena Rotiroti Liberal Jeanne-Mance–Viger
     Yves Bolduc Liberal Jean-Talon
  Étienne-Alexis Boucher Parti Québécois Johnson
  Véronique Hivon Parti Québécois Joliette
  Sylvain Gaudreault Parti Québécois Jonquière
     Claude Béchard (until September 7, 2010) Liberal Kamouraska-Témiscouata
  André Simard (after November 29, 2010) Parti Québécois
  Sylvain Pagé Parti Québécois Labelle
  Alexandre Cloutier Parti Québécois Lac-Saint-Jean
     Tony Tomassi (until May 3, 2012) Liberal LaFontaine
     Marc Tanguay (after June 11, 2012) Liberal
  Éric Caire ADQ La Peltrie
     Fatima Houda-Pepin Liberal La Pinière
     Nicole Ménard Liberal Laporte
  François Rebello Parti Québécois La Prairie
  Scott McKay Parti Québécois L'Assomption
     Gerry Sklavounos Liberal Laurier-Dorion
     Alain Paquet Liberal Laval-des-Rapides
     Julie Boulet Liberal Laviolette
     Gilles Lehouillier Liberal Lévis
  Sylvie Roy ADQ Lotbinière
     Sam Hamad Liberal Louis-Hébert
     Monique Jérôme-Forget (until April 8, 2009) Liberal Marguerite-Bourgeoys
     Clément Gignac (after June 22, 2009) Liberal
  Monique Richard Parti Québécois Marguerite-D'Youville
  Bernard Drainville Parti Québécois Marie-Victorin
     François Ouimet Liberal Marquette
     Jean-Paul Diamond Liberal Maskinongé
  Guillaume Tremblay Parti Québécois Masson
  Pascal Bérubé Parti Québécois Matane
  Danielle Doyer Parti Québécois Matapédia
     Johanne Gonthier Liberal Mégantic-Compton
  Amir Khadir Québec solidaire Mercier
     Francine Charbonneau Liberal Mille-Îles
  Denise Beaudoin Parti Québécois Mirabel
     Norbert Morin Liberal Montmagny-L'Islet
     Raymond Bernier Liberal Montmorency
     Pierre Arcand Liberal Mont-Royal
     Yolande James Liberal Nelligan
  Jean-Martin Aussant Parti Québécois Nicolet-Yamaska
  Option nationale
     Kathleen Weil Liberal Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
     Pierre Reid Liberal Orford
     Raymond Bachand Liberal Outremont
     Norman MacMillan Liberal Papineau
  Nicole Léger Parti Québécois Pointe-aux-Trembles
     Charlotte L'Écuyer Liberal Pontiac
     Michel Matte Liberal Portneuf
  Gilles Robert Parti Québécois Prévost
  Marjolain Dufour Parti Québécois René-Lévesque
  Sylvain Simard Parti Québécois Richelieu
     Yvon Vallières Liberal Richmond
  Irvin Pelletier Parti Québécois Rimouski
  Mario Dumont (until March 6, 2009) ADQ Rivière-du-Loup
     Jean D'Amour (after June 22, 2009) Liberal
     Pierre Marsan Liberal Robert-Baldwin
  Denis Trottier Parti Québécois Roberval
  Louise Beaudoin Parti Québécois Rosemont
  Parti Québécois
  François Legault (until June 25, 2009) Parti Québécois Rousseau
  Nicolas Marceau (after September 21, 2009) Parti Québécois
     Daniel Bernard Liberal Rouyn-Noranda–Témiscamingue
     Monique Gagnon-Tremblay Liberal Saint-François
     Marguerite Blais Liberal Saint-Henri–Sainte-Anne
  Émilien Pelletier Parti Québécois Saint-Hyacinthe
  Dave Turcotte Parti Québécois Saint-Jean
     Jacques Dupuis (until August 9, 2010) Liberal Saint-Laurent
     Jean-Marc Fournier (after September 13, 2010) Liberal
  Martin Lemay Parti Québécois Sainte-Marie–Saint-Jacques
  Claude Pinard Parti Québécois Saint-Maurice
  François Bonnardel ADQ Shefford
     Jean Charest Liberal Sherbrooke
     Lucie Charlebois Liberal Soulanges
  Marie Malavoy Parti Québécois Taillon
  Agnès Maltais Parti Québécois Taschereau
  Mathieu Traversy Parti Québécois Terrebonne
     Danielle St-Amand Liberal Trois-Rivières
  Luc Ferland Parti Québécois Ungava
  Camil Bouchard (until January 6, 2010) Parti Québécois Vachon
  Martine Ouellet (after July 5, 2010) Parti Québécois
     Patrick Huot Liberal Vanier
     Yvon Marcoux Liberal Vaudreuil
  Stéphane Bergeron Parti Québécois Verchères
     Henri-François Gautrin Liberal Verdun
     Emmanuel Dubourg Liberal Viau
     Vincent Auclair Liberal Vimont
     Jacques Chagnon Liberal Westmount–Saint-Louis

Standings changes since the 39th general election

Number of members
per party by date
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Dec 8 Mar 6 Apr 8 Jun 22 Jun 25 Sep 21 Nov 6 Nov 10 Dec 24 Jan 6 May 5 Jul 5 Aug 9 Sep 7 Sep 13 Nov 29 Jun 6 Jun 7 Jun 20 Jun 21 Sep 6 Oct 31 Nov 17 Nov 23 Nov 24 Nov 29 Dec 5 Dec 16 Dec 19 Jan 9 Jan 22 Apr 3 Apr 5 May 3 May 14 June 11
Liberal 66 65 67 66 67 66 65 64 65 64 65 64 63 64
Parti Québécois 51 50 51 50 51 52 49 48 47 46 45 44 45 44 45 46 47
Coalition Avenir Québec 0 4 5 9
  Independent 0 2 3 2 3 6 7 8 9 8 7 8 9 8 4 3 2 1
Québec solidaire 1
Option nationale 0 1
  Independent Option nationale 0 1
Action démocratique 7 6 4 0
Total members 125 124 123 125 124 125 124 125 124 123 124 125 124 125 124 123 122 124
Vacant 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 2 3 1
Government Majority 7 8 7 9 10 9 7 9 10 8 7 6 5 6 5 4 5 4 5 4
Membership changes in the 39th Assembly
Date Name District Party Reason
  December 8, 2008 See List of Members Election day of the 39th general election
  March 6, 2009 Mario Dumont Rivière-du-Loup ADQ Resigned seat
     April 8, 2009 Monique Jérôme-Forget Marguerite-Bourgeoys Liberal Resigned seat
     June 22, 2009 Jean D'Amour Rivière-du-Loup Liberal Elected in a by-election
     June 22, 2009 Clément Gignac Marguerite-Bourgeoys Liberal Elected in a by-election
  June 25, 2009 François Legault Rousseau Parti Québécois Resigned seat
  September 21, 2009 Nicolas Marceau Rousseau Parti Québécois Elected in a by-election
  November 6, 2009 Éric Caire La Peltrie Independent Left ADQ caucus to sit as an Independent
  November 6, 2009 Marc Picard Chutes-de-la-Chaudière Independent Left ADQ caucus to sit as an Independent
  November 10, 2009 Jean D'Amour Rivière-du-Loup Independent Left Liberal caucus due to criminal investigation
     December 24, 2009 Jean D'Amour Rivière-du-Loup Liberal Reinstated in the Liberal caucus
  January 6, 2010 Camil Bouchard Vachon Parti Québécois Resigned seat
  May 5, 2010 Tony Tomassi LaFontaine Independent Left the Liberal caucus
  July 5, 2010 Martine Ouellet Vachon Parti Québécois Elected in a by-election
     August 9, 2010 Jacques Dupuis Saint-Laurent Liberal Resigned seat
     September 7, 2010 Claude Béchard Kamouraska-Témiscouata Liberal Resigned seat (and died the same day)
     September 13, 2010 Jean-Marc Fournier Saint-Laurent Liberal Elected in a by-election
  November 29, 2010 André Simard Kamouraska-Témiscouata Parti Québécois Elected in a by-election
  June 6, 2011 Louise Beaudoin Rosemont Independent Left PQ caucus to sit as an Independent
  June 6, 2011 Lisette Lapointe Crémazie Independent Left PQ caucus to sit as an Independent
  June 6, 2011 Pierre Curzi Borduas Independent Left PQ caucus to sit as an Independent
  June 7, 2011 Jean-Martin Aussant Nicolet-Yamaska Independent Left PQ caucus to sit as an Independent
  June 20, 2011 Benoit Charette Deux-Montagnes Independent Left PQ caucus to sit as an Independent
  June 21, 2011 René Gauvreau Groulx Independent Left PQ caucus to sit as an Independent
     September 6, 2011 Nathalie Normandeau Bonaventure Liberal Resigned seat
  October 31, 2011 Jean-Martin Aussant Nicolet-Yamaska Option nationale Registered new political party [1]
  November 17, 2011 Lisette Lapointe Crémazie Independent Option nationale Bought an Option nationale membership [2]
  November 23, 2011 Guy Leclair Beauharnois Independent Expelled from PQ caucus[3]
  November 24, 2011 Daniel Ratthé Blainville Independent Expelled from PQ caucus [4]
  November 29, 2011 Guy Leclair Beauharnois Parti Québécois Re-joined PQ caucus [5]
     December 5, 2011 Damien Arsenault Bonaventure Liberal Elected in a by-election
     December 16, 2011 David Whissell Argenteuil Liberal Resigned seat [6]
  December 19, 2011 Éric Caire La Peltrie CAQ Joined CAQ caucus [7]
  December 19, 2011 Benoit Charette Deux-Montagnes CAQ Joined CAQ caucus [7]
  December 19, 2011 Marc Picard Chutes-de-la-Chaudière CAQ Joined CAQ caucus [7]
  December 19, 2011 Daniel Ratthé Blainville CAQ Joined CAQ caucus [7]
  January 9, 2012 François Rebello La Prairie CAQ Left PQ caucus and joined CAQ caucus [8]
  January 22, 2012 Sylvie Roy Lotbinière CAQ ADQ membership voted to merge with CAQ [9]
  January 22, 2012 Janvier Grondin Beauce-Nord CAQ ADQ membership voted to merge with CAQ [9]
  January 22, 2012 François Bonnardel Shefford CAQ ADQ membership voted to merge with CAQ [9]
  January 22, 2012 Gérard Deltell Chauveau CAQ ADQ membership voted to merge with CAQ [9]
  April 3, 2012 Louise Beaudoin Rosemont Parti Québécois Rejoined PQ caucus [10]
  April 5, 2012 René Gauvreau Groulx Parti Québécois Re-admitted into PQ caucus [11]
     May 3, 2012 Tony Tomassi LaFontaine Independent Resigned seat [12]
     May 14, 2012 Line Beauchamp Bourassa-Sauvé Liberal Vacated seat and cabinet posts[13]
  June 11, 2012 Roland Richer Argenteuil Parti Québécois By-election
  June 11, 2012 Marc Tanguay LaFontaine Liberal By-election

Cabinet Ministers

Source: [1]

New electoral districts

An electoral map reform was made in 2011 and went into effect for the 2012 election.[14]

The following electoral districts were created:

The following electoral districts disappeared:

The following electoral district was renamed:


  1. ^ Option nationale – Le Directeur général des élections du Québec (DGEQ)
  2. ^ Lisette Lapointe adhère à l'Option nationale d'Aussant Le Devoir
  3. ^ "PQ leader banishes MNA accused of DUI, disloyalty". CTV News. November 23, 2011.
  4. ^ Le député Daniel Ratthé explusé du PQ La Presse
  5. ^ "Marois allows booted member back to PQ caucus". CTV News. November 29, 2011.
  6. ^ Quebec Liberal MNA David Whissell resigns Archived 2012-01-09 at the Wayback Machine The Gazette
  7. ^ a b c d New party boosts its ranks with four new members Archived 2012-07-29 at Archive.today Postmedia News
  8. ^ Another PQ MNA joins new Coalition Quebec party CBC News
  9. ^ a b c d Merger uniting new Coalition for Quebec's Future with ADQ a done deal Archived 2013-01-01 at Archive.today Global News
  10. ^ Parti Québécois leader Pauline Marois welcomes MNA Louise Beaudoin back into the fold Archived 2012-04-05 at the Wayback Machine The Gazette
  11. ^ René Gauvreau réintègre le caucus Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine Agence QMI (in French)
  12. ^ MNA Tony Tomassi quits Quebec National Assembly[permanent dead link] The Gazette
  13. ^ "Charest's education minister quits amid Quebec student crisis". Globe and Mail. May 14, 2012.
  14. ^ http://www.quebecpolitique.com/election/electcomte-2011.html