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Diane Lemieux

Diane Lemieux
MNA for Bourget
In office
December 15, 1998 – October 17, 2007
Preceded by Camille Laurin
Succeeded by Maka Kotto
Personal details
Born (1961-09-22) September 22, 1961
Sherbrooke, Quebec
Political party Parti Québécois

Diane Lemieux (born September 22, 1961 in Sherbrooke, Quebec) is a politician in Quebec, Canada. She was the Member of National Assembly of Quebec for the riding of Bourget as a member of the Parti Québécois from 1998 to 2007.

Lemieux went at the Université de Sherbrooke and received a diploma in law. She was a coordinator for the Quebec CALACS group, a sexual assault crisis center. She was also the president of the Conseil du Statut de la Femme and a Chair of the Task Force on Sexual Assaults. In the community, she was a board member for the United Way Estrie campaign and the Bureau d'Aide juridique des Cantons-de-l'Est. She was a member for several committees and reports in regard to violence against women, the Conseil du statut de la femme and the Canadian Panel on Violence Against Women. She was the co-chair for the Yes community for the 1995 Quebec referendum in the Sherbrooke riding.

Lemieux was elected in Bourget in the 1998 provincial election and served as the Minister of Labour from 1998 to 2001 and the Minister of Culture and Communications from 2001 to 2003. After being re-elected in the 2003 election, she was named the Opposition House Leader and was renamed House Leader of the PQ after the 2007 election.

On August 20, an article from La Presse revealed that she will be replaced as House Leader of the PQ by François Gendron, who was acting leader of the PQ until Pauline Marois's nomination as the new leader in July 2007. It was also reported that Lemieux would resign as MNA for Bourget, and leave politics, on October 16, 2007 when the legislature resumes. Lemieux refused the position of President of the Caucus Chair of the PQ that Marois offered after removing her previous duties.[1][2][3]

She resigned on October 17, 2007.[4]

Electoral record (partial)

Quebec general election, 1998: Bourget
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
     Parti Québécois Diane Lemieux 13,056 47.73
Liberal Huguette Boucher Bacon 10,951 40.03
     Action démocratique Bertrand Morel 2,899 10.60
     Socialist Democracy Sylvain Desjardins 185 0.68
     Communist Pierre Bibeau 115 0.42
Marxist–Leninist Hélène Héroux 89 0.33
     Innovator André Provost 61 0.22
Total valid votes 27,356 100.00
Rejected and declined votes 312
Turnout 27,668 79.54
Electors on the lists 34,783
Source: Official Results, Le Directeur général des élections du Québec.
2009 Montreal municipal election results: Councillor, Ahuntsic


  1. ^ Diane Lemieux rétrogradée
  2. ^ Diane Lemieux entend quitter son siège en octobre
  3. ^ PQ minister quitting politics
  4. ^ Parti Québécois member Diane Lemieux marks last day in legislature

External links

  • "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French).  
Political offices
Preceded by
Matthias Rioux (PQ)
Minister of Labour
Succeeded by
Jean Rochon (PQ)
Preceded by
Agnès Maltais (PQ)
Minister of Culture and Communications
Succeeded by
Line Beauchamp (Liberal)
Preceded by
André Boisclair (PQ)
Official Opposition House Leader
Succeeded by
Sébastien Proulx (ADQ)
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