Denis Blanchette

New Democratic Party Bloc Québécois Conservative Party of Canada
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Denis Blanchette
Denis Blanchette 2015-03-14.jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Louis-Hébert
In office
May 30, 2011 – August 4, 2015
Preceded byPascal-Pierre Paillé
Succeeded byJoël Lightbound
Personal details
Born (1956-09-04) September 4, 1956 (age 64)
Quebec City, Quebec
Political partyNew Democratic Party
ProfessionComputer analyst, public servant

Denis Blanchette (born September 4, 1956) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in the 2011 election.[1] He represented the electoral district of Louis-Hébert as a member of the New Democratic Party until 2015.

Blanchette ran in Louis-Hébert twice, in 2006 and 2008, before being elected. Prior to winning office he was a computer analyst and public servant.

In May 2017 Blanchette was selected as president of the New Democratic Party of Quebec.[2] He was the candidate for the NDPQ in the October 2, 2017 by-election held in the district of Louis-Hébert.[3] He finished 7th with 1.3 per cent of the vote.

He resigned as president of the NDPQ in 2018 citing personal reasons.[citation needed]

Electoral record

Federal

Louis-Hébert

2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Joël Lightbound 21,516 34.85 +21.43 $61,915.23
Conservative Jean-Pierre Asselin 16,789 27.19 +5.36 $75,098.22
New Democratic Denis Blanchette 12,850 20.81 -17.84 $69,979.91
Bloc Québécois Caroline Pageau 8,900 14.41 -9.80 $31,934.38
Green Andrée-Anne Beaudoin-Julien 1,561 2.53 +0.88
Christian Heritage Stefan Jetchick 128 0.21 -0.03
Total valid votes/Expense limit 61,744 100.00   $217,520.39
Total rejected ballots 627 1.01
Turnout 62,371 76.90
Eligible voters 81,109
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +19.64
Source: Elections Canada[4][5][6]
2011 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Denis Blanchette 23,373 38.65 +29.32
Bloc Québécois Pascal-Pierre Paillé 14,640 24.21 -12.02
Conservative Pierre Paul-Hus 13,207 21.84 -6.37
Liberal Jean Beaupré 8,110 13.41 -10.18
Green Michelle Fontaine 996 1.65 -0.78
Christian Heritage Marie-Claude Bouffard 143 0.24 +0.03
Total valid votes/Expense limit 60,469 100.00
Total rejected ballots 636 1.04
Turnout 61,105 73.73
New Democratic gain from Bloc Québécois Swing +20.67


2008 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Pascal-Pierre Paillé 20,992 36.23 +2.15 $78,716
Conservative Luc Harvey 16,343 28.21 -6.26 $96,878
Liberal Jean Beaupré 13,669 23.59 +8.58 $42,500
New Democratic Denis Blanchette 5,403 9.33 +0.26 $7,979
Green Michelle Fontaine 1,408 2.43 -1.84
Christian Heritage Stefan Jetchick 119 0.21 +0.01 $383
Total valid votes/Expense limit 57,934 100.00 $87,350
Total rejected ballots 595 1.02
Turnout 58,529 70.29
Bloc Québécois gain from Conservative Swing +4.21


2006 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Luc Harvey 20,332 34.47 +21.02 $63,705
Bloc Québécois Roger Clavet 20,101 34.08 -9.03 $61,438
Liberal Hélène Scherrer 8,852 15.01 -19.02 $43,177
New Democratic Denis Blanchette 5,351 9.07 +3.50 $6,274
Green Robert Hudon 2,517 4.27 +0.44
Independent Frédérick Têtu 1,147 1.94 $430
Independent Francis Fortin 565 0.96 $460
Christian Heritage Stefan Jetchick 116 0.20 $189
Total valid votes/Expense limit 58,981 100.00 $81,438
Conservative gain from Bloc Québécois Swing +15.03


Provincial

Louis-Hebert

Quebec provincial by-election, October 2, 2017
On the resignation of Sam Hamad
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Coalition Avenir Québec Geneviève Guilbault 12,091 51.04 +25.12
Liberal Ihssane El Ghernati 4,433 18.71 -30.51
Parti Québécois Normand Beauregard 3,852 16.26 -2.11
Québec solidaire Guillaume Boivin 1,235 5.21 +0.27
Conservative Sylvie Asselin 976 4.12 +3.29
Green Alex Tyrrell 487 2.06
New Democratic Denis Blanchette 319 1.35
Independent Vincent Bégin 215 0.91
Option nationale Martin St-Louis 61 0.26 -0.45
Équipe autonomiste Jean-Luc Rouckout 18 0.08
Total valid votes 23,687 99.20
Total rejected ballots 190 0.80
Turnout 23,877 52.43
Electors on the lists 45,540
Coalition Avenir Québec gain from Liberal Swing +27.82


References

  1. ^ Election 2011: Louis-Hébert. The Globe and Mail, May 2, 2011.
  2. ^ "Le NPD-Québec ne baisse pas les bras". L'actualité, May 24, 2017.
  3. ^ Annie Mathieu (August 30, 2017). "Le NPD-Québec plonge dans l'élection partielle". Le Soleil (in French). Archived from the original on August 31, 2017. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  4. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Louis-Hébert, 30 September 2015
  5. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 15 August 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ [1]