Francine Lalonde

Francine Lalonde (August 24, 1940 – January 17, 2014) was a politician on the federal (Canada) and provincial (Quebec) levels. Prior to being elected she was a lecturer, teacher and unionist.

Francine Lalonde
Member of Parliament for La Pointe-de-l'Île
In office
2004–2011
Preceded byRiding created
Succeeded byÈve Péclet
Member of Parliament for Mercier
In office
1993–2004
Preceded byCarole Jacques
Succeeded byRiding Dissolved
Personal details
Born(1940-08-24)August 24, 1940
Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
DiedJanuary 17, 2014(2014-01-17) (aged 73)
Quebec, Canada
Political partyBloc Québécois
ResidenceMontreal
ProfessionLecturer, Teacher, Unionist

She was minister responsible for the status of women in the Lévesque government from January 16, 1985 until June 5, 1985. She resigned following her defeat to Robert Bourassa in the by-election of June 3, 1985 in the electoral district of Bertrand, failing to win a seat in the National Assembly of Quebec.

She was a Bloc Québécois member of the House of Commons of Canada, representing the districts of La Pointe-de-l'Île from 2004 election to 2011, and Mercier from the 1993 election to 2004. She has in the past been the Bloc's critic of Human Resources Development and of Industry, and of Foreign Affairs.

In June 2005, Lalonde introduced in Parliament a private Bill C-407 that would have legalized assisted suicide in Canada. Re-elected in January 2006, she promised to reintroduce her bill to legalize assisted suicide.

On September 13, 2010, Lalonde announced she would not be a candidate for re-election following the expiration of her current mandate "because of the re-emergence of my cancer and the need to pursue new treatments".[1] She died of cancer on January 17, 2014.[2][3]

Electoral record

2008 Canadian federal election: La Pointe-de-l'Île
Party Candidate Votes%±%Expenditures
Bloc QuébécoisFrancine Lalonde (incumbent)25,97656.09−4.37$54,814
LiberalOumy Sarr7,40315.99+1.88$7,501
New DemocraticIsabelle McGuire5,97512.90+5.89none listed
ConservativeHubert Pichet5,17911.18−4.06$49,752
GreenDomita Cundari1,3402.89−0.29none listed
RhinocerosBen 97 Benoit2610.56$1,608
Marxist–LeninistClaude Brunelle1770.38none listed
Total valid votes/Expense limit 46,311100.0 $84,945
Total rejected ballots 688 1.46
Turnout 46,999 59.46−2.86
Eligible voters 79,049
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.
2006 Canadian federal election: La Pointe-de-l'Île
Party Candidate Votes%±%Expenditures
Bloc QuébécoisFrancine Lalonde (incumbent)29,36860.46−6.01$62,051
ConservativeChristian Prévost7,40215.24+11.00$7,391
LiberalMarie-Migniaud Dominique6,85514.11−8.82$9,649
New DemocraticNicolas Tremblay3,4077.01+3.22$1,505
GreenBenjamin Rankin1,5443.18+0.61$12
Total valid votes 48,576 100.00
Total rejected ballots 739
Turnout 49,315 62.32 +3.14
Electors on the lists 79,135
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.
2004 Canadian federal election: La Pointe-de-l'Île
Party Candidate Votes%±%Expenditures
Bloc QuébécoisFrancine Lalonde30,71366.47+13.35$58,592
LiberalJean-Claude Gobé10,59322.93−9.79$62,081
ConservativeChristian Prévost1,9614.24−3.11$5,476
New DemocraticAndré Langevin1,7513.79+2.69none listed
GreenAndré Levert1,1862.57none listed
Total valid votes 46,204 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,075
Turnout 47,279 59.18
Electors on the lists 79,894
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.
2000 Canadian federal election: Mercier
Party Candidate Votes%±%Expenditures
Bloc QuébécoisFrancine Lalonde24,75552.87+1.81$59,075
LiberalNormand Biron15,41632.93+3.81$66,350
GreenRichard Savignac1,8133.87$3,116
AllianceJ. Marc-Antoine Delsoin1,6843.60$365
     Progressive Conservative Martin Gelgoot 1,629 3.48 −14.13 none listed
MarijuanaEric Duquette9372.00none listed
New DemocraticNicholas Vikander4801.03−0.57none listed
Marxist–LeninistGeneviève Royer1040.22−0.40$10
Total valid votes 46,818 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,543
Turnout 48,361 63.27 −8.50
Electors on the lists 76,437
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.
1997 Canadian federal election: Mercier
Party Candidate Votes%±%Expenditures
Bloc QuébécoisFrancine Lalonde24,64951.06$54,212
LiberalRené Bourgeault14,06129.12$43,179
     Progressive Conservative Eric Champagne 8,500 17.61 $2,830
New DemocraticCathy Milner7721.60$0
Marxist–LeninistHélène Héroux2970.62$0
Total valid votes 48,279 100.00
Total rejected ballots 2,487
Turnout 50,766 71.77
Electors on the lists 70,737
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and official contributions and expenses submitted by the candidates, provided by Elections Canada.
1993 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Bloc QuébécoisFrancine Lalonde34,139
LiberalMagda Tadros11,700
IndependentCarole Jacques8,992
Progressive ConservativeGérald Lacoste2,720
New DemocraticGuy D'Amours,789
AbolitionistWilliam-John Apostol207
Commonwealth of CanadaPierre Aylwin128
1989 Quebec general election: Saint-Henri
Party Candidate Votes%
LiberalNicole Loiselle10,76547.07
Parti QuébécoisFrancine Lalonde10,28644.97
GreenPerceval Shaun9784.28
  New Democratic Party Jean-Pierre Fafard 530 2.32
     Workers Serge Turmel 180 0.79
Marxist–LeninistStéphane Chénier660.29
CommunistJoan Doiron660.29
Total valid votes 22,871 100.00
Rejected and declined votes 662
Turnout 23,533 70.56
Electors on the lists 33,350
Source: Official Results, Le Directeur général des élections du Québec.
Quebec provincial by-election, June 3, 1985: Bertrand
Party Candidate Votes%
LiberalRobert Bourassa15,49057.97
Parti QuébécoisFrancine Lalonde10,21738.23
IndependentJoseph Arthur Laurent Alie4081.53
United Social CreditJoseph Ranger1820.68
Commonwealth of CanadaPaul Rochon1620.61
Non-AffiliatedCarolle Caron1350.51
Non-AffiliatedPatricia Métivier1290.48
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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