Bertrand (1981–94 electoral district)

Robert Bourassa 1981 Quebec general election Quebec Liberal Party
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Quebec electoral district
Defunct provincial electoral district
LegislatureNational Assembly of Quebec
District created1980
District abolished1992
First contested1981
Last contested1989

Bertrand was the name of a defunct provincial electoral district in the province of Quebec, Canada. It was located in the Montérégie region, and is not to be confused with the later, entirely different Bertrand electoral district located in the Lanaudière and Laurentides regions, which re-used the name but otherwise has nothing in common.

It was created for the 1981 election from parts of the existing Chambly and Verchères districts. Its final election was in 1989. It disappeared in the 1994 election and its successor electoral district was Marguerite-D'Youville.

It was in this electoral district that Robert Bourassa was elected in a by-election on June 3, 1985 as part of his political comeback after returning as Quebec Liberal Party leader, only to be defeated by the Parti Québécois candidate in the 1985 general election a few months later. Bourassa subsequently ran in a by-election in Saint-Laurent on January 20, 1986 and won there.

Members of National Assembly

  1. Denis Lazure, Parti Québécois (1981–1984)
  2. Robert Bourassa, Liberal (1985 by-election)
  3. Jean-Guy Parent, Parti Québécois (1985–1989)
  4. François Beaulne, Parti Québécois (1989–1994)

Election results

Quebec provincial by-election, June 3, 1985: Bertrand
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Robert Bourassa 15,490 57.97
Parti Québécois Francine Lalonde 10,217 38.23
Independent Joseph Arthur Laurent Alie 408 1.53
United Social Credit Joseph Ranger 182 0.68
Commonwealth of Canada Paul Rochon 162 0.61
Non-Affiliated Carolle Caron 135 0.51
Non-Affiliated Patricia Métivier 129 0.48
Total valid votes 26,723
Rejected and declined votes 567
Turnout 27,290 68.61
Electors on the lists 39,776
Source: Official Results, Government of Quebec

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