Parti social démocratique du Québec

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation Parti de la Democratie Socialiste Parti socialiste du Québec
Parti social démocratique du Québec

Social Democratic Party of Quebec
Founded1939 (1939) (as Fédération du Commonwealth Coopératif)
Preceded byParti ouvrier
Succeeded byNew Democratic Party of Quebec and Parti socialiste du Québec
IdeologySocial democracy
Democratic socialism
Political positionLeft-wing
National affiliationCo-operative Commonwealth Federation
International affiliationSocialist International
ColoursGreen and Yellow

The Parti social démocratique du Québec (PSD ; English: Social Democratic Party of Quebec) was the Quebec wing of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation. It was founded in 1939 as the Fédération du Commonwealth Coopératif and was led by Romuald-Joseph Lamoureux in the 1944 general election, by Thérèse Casgrain from 1951 to 1957 and by Michel Chartrand from 1957 to 1960. The name Parti social démocratique was adopted in 1955.

The party was refounded in 1963 as the New Democratic Party of Quebec (Nouveau Parti démocratique du Québec), however the party soon split over the issue of Quebec self-determination with Quebec nationalists leaving to form, in November 1963, the Parti socialiste du Québec led by former PSD leader Michel Chartrand.

The NDPQ renamed itself the Parti de la Democratie Socialiste (Party of Socialist Democracy) following a 1991 split with the federal NDP over the question of Quebec independence.[1]

General election results

General election Leader # of candidates # of seats won % of popular vote
1936 (CCF)* n/a 1/90 0 0.26%
1939 (FCC) n/a 1/86 0 0.45%
1944 (FCC) Romuald-Joseph Lamoureux 26/91 1 2.89%
1948 (FCC) n/a 8/92 0 0.60%
1952 (FCC) Thérèse Casgrain 23/92 0 0.96%
1956 (PSD) 26/93 0 0.61%
1960 (PSD) Michel Chartrand 1/95 0 0.01%

Members of Legislative Assembly of Quebec

See also


  1. ^ Toronto Star, "NDP will run in future Quebec elections, Mulcair says", Andy Blatchford, 17 August 2012