1998 Quebec municipal elections

More than two hundred and forty municipalities in the Canadian province of Quebec held mayoral and council elections on November 1, 1998.



1998 Montreal mayoral election results


1998 Montreal North mayoral election results


1998 Sherbrooke election, Mayor of Sherbrooke
Candidate Total votes % of total votes
(x)Jean Perreault c. 70


1998 Bromont election, Mayor of Bromont
Candidate Total votes % of total votes
Pauline Quinlan not listed c. 73
(x)Robert Desourdy
  • Robert Desourdy is the son of Rolland Desourdy, who served as mayor of Cowansville for nineteen years and founded Bromont as a "model town" in the early 1960s.[1] Rolland's brother, Germain Desourdy, also served a mayor Bromont in the 1970s. In the 1980s, the younger Desourdy oversaw family interests such as a ski resort and golf course.[2] He served as mayor of Bromont from 1996 until 1998, when he was defeated by Pauline Quinlan. He sought to return to council in a May 2001 by-election, but was defeated.[3] Desourdy later announced that he would seek the mayoralty again in 2005, but he ultimately chose not to file his nomination papers.[4]


1998 Cowansville election, Mayor of Cowansville
Candidate Total votes % of total votes
Arthur Fauteux c. 60%
(x)Jacques Charbonneau c. 40%


1998 Magog election, Mayor of Magog
Candidate Total votes % of total votes
Marc Poulin elected
Noël Lacasse defeated

Newspaper coverage indicates that the contest was close, with Poulin winning by about one hundred votes.

Source for election results: "Quebec election results stay true to polls," Montreal Gazette, 3 November 1998, A8.


  1. Harvey Enchin, "Balanced Bromomt rises slowly," Globe and Mail, 21 November 1988, B1.
  2. "Bromont: Town that Rolland Desourdy built thriving after 25 years," Montreal Gazette, 23 April 1989, A6.
  3. "Dion wins Bromont byelection," Sherbrooke Record, 29 May 2001, p. 4.
  4. Joshua Bleser, "Robert Desourdy cancels mayoral bid in Bromont," Sherbrooke Record, 20 October 2005, p. 2.
  5. "Quebec election results stay true to polls," Montreal Gazette, 3 November 1998, A8.
  6. Linda Drouin, "3 byelections give parties chance to test support," Vancouver Sun, 9 January 1995, A5.
  7. Rita Legault, "Enviro watchdogs push politicians to protect lake," Sherbrooke Record, 8 August 2003, p. 9; Brion Robinson, "U.S. to help clean up Memphremagog Lake," Sherbrooke Record, 8 August 2005, p. 1.
  8. Maurice Crossfield, "Bromont campaign turns to remaining voters," Sherbrooke Record, 31 October 2002, p. 5.

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