Parti social démocratique du Québec
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.
|Founded||1939(as Fédération du Commonwealth Coopératif)|
|Preceded by||Parti ouvrier|
|Succeeded by||New Democratic Party of Quebec and Parti socialiste du Québec|
|National affiliation||Co-operative Commonwealth Federation|
|International affiliation||Socialist International|
|Colours||Green and Yellow|
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.
General election results
|General election||Leader||# of candidates||# of seats won||% of popular vote|
|1944 (FCC)||Romuald-Joseph Lamoureux||26/91||1||2.89%|
|1952 (FCC)||Thérèse Casgrain||23/92||0||0.96%|
|1960 (PSD)||Michel Chartrand||1/95||0||0.01%|
- A candidate ran as "CCF candidate" in the 1936 Quebec general election, although the Quebec section of the party had not been founded yet.
- Toronto Star, "NDP will run in future Quebec elections, Mulcair says", Andy Blatchford, 17 August 2012