- 40th Quebec general election
40th Quebec general election 2008 ←
40th → 41st 125 seats in the National Assembly of Quebec
63 seats are needed for a majority
Opinion polls Leader Jean Charest Pauline Marois Gérard Deltell Party Liberal Parti Québécois ADQ Leader since April 30, 1998 June 26, 2007 November 19, 2009 Leader's seat Sherbrooke Charlevoix Chauveau Last election 66 seats, 42.08% 51 seats, 35.17% 7 seats, 16.37% Current seats 64 46 4 ON Leader Amir Khadir Jean-Martin Aussant François Legault Party Québec Solidaire Option nationale CAQ Leader since February 4, 2006 October 31, 2011 November 4, 2011 Leader's seat Mercier Nicolet-Yamaska TBA Last election 1 seat, 3.78% pre-creation pre-creation Current seats 1 1 0
The 40th Quebec general election will be held in the Canadian province of Quebec, after the National Assembly is dissolved.
In accordance with Section Four of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, no assembly may continue for longer than five years from the return of the writs, which would have been in the days following the December 8, 2008, election, making an election probable for 2013. Upon the expiration of the National Assembly in December 2013, the Lieutenant Governor is not required to call an election, but Section Five of the 1982 charter requires an assembly to sit once every twelve months. In practice, a failure to call an election is not likely.
- December 8 - 39th Quebec general election
- December 15 - Pauline Marois becomes the leader of the Official Opposition.
- December 18 - Swearing in of the Cabinet members
- January 13 - Yvon Vallières is elected President of the National Assembly.
- January 14 - An economic statement is pronounced by Monique Jérôme-Forget.
- March 6 - Resignation of Mario Dumont as MNA of Rivière-du-Loup
- March 10 - The opening speech of the 39th National Assembly of Quebec is pronounced by Premier Jean Charest.
- April 8 - Resignation of Monique Jérôme-Forget as MNA of Marguerite-Bourgeoys
- June 22 - In two by-elections, Jean D'Amour and Clément Gignac are elected MNAs of Rivière-du-Loup and Marguerite-Bourgeoys respectively.
- June 25 - Resignation of François Legault as MNA of Rousseau
- September 21 - In a by-election, Nicolas Marceau is elected MNA of Rousseau with 57% of the vote.
- October 18 - Gilles Taillon is elected as leader of the Action démocratique du Québec.
- November 6 - Éric Caire and Marc Picard leave the ADQ to sit as independents.
- November 10 - Gilles Taillon resigns his post as ADQ leader amid Caire and Picard's defections. Taillon also called for a police investigation into the " “troubling” funding practices in the party." 
- November 19 - Gérard Deltell replaces Taillon as leader of ADQ 
- January 6 - Resignation of Camil Bouchard as MNA of Vachon
- May 6 - Tony Tomassi is kicked out of the Liberal cabinet and caucus after it is revealed he was given a gasoline credit card by a private security firm.
- July 5 - In a by-election, Martine Ouellet is elected MNA of Vachon with 59% of the vote.
- August 9 - Resignation of Jacques Dupuis as MNA of Saint-Laurent
- September 7 - Resignation of Claude Béchard as MNA of Kamouraska-Témiscouata, he dies from cancer later that day
- September 13 - In a by-election, Jean-Marc Fournier is elected MNA of Saint-Laurent with 64% of the vote.
- November 29 - In a by-election, André Simard is elected MNA of Kamouraska-Témiscouata with 37% of the vote.
- June 6 - Louise Beaudoin, Pierre Curzi, and Lisette Lapointe leave the Parti Québécois to sit as independents. 
- June 7 - Jean-Martin Aussant leaves the Parti Québécois to sit as an independent. 
- June 21 - Benoît Charette leaves the Parti Québécois to sit as an independent and René Gauvreau is asked to leave the Parti Québécois pending an investigation of his former aide. 
- September 6 - Resignation of Nathalie Normandeau as MNA of Bonaventure
- September 19 - Jean-Martin Aussant announces his intention to register a new sovereigntist political party, Option nationale. 
- November 4 - Coalition for the Future of Quebec, a new party led by François Legault, is officially registered. 
National Assembly of Quebec election resultsSummary of the Party Party leader Candi-
Seats Popular vote 2008 Now 40th Change % # % Change Liberal Jean Charest 66 64 Parti Québécois Pauline Marois 51 46 Action démocratique du Québec Gérard Deltell 7 4 Québec solidaire Françoise David
1 1 Option nationale Jean-Martin Aussant * 1 Green Claude Sabourin - Parti indépendantiste Éric Tremblay - Marxist-Leninist Pierre Chénier - AffiliationQuebec Allen E. Nutik * Bloc pot Hugô St-Onge * Christian Democracy Paul Biron * Coalition for the Future of Quebec François Legault * Communist André Parizeau * Conservative Serge Fontaine * Equality Keith Henderson * Equity Movement Mostafa Ben Kirane * New Quebec-Canada Alliance Denis Couture * Parti nul Renaud Blais * Quebec - Democratic Revolution Robert Genesse * Independents - 8 Vacant 1 Total 125 125 125 Notes:
- "Change" refers to change from previous election.
- † The party designates David and Khadir as co-leaders; the de jure leader recognized by the Directeur général des éléctions is Régent Séguin.
- * Party did not nominate candidates in the previous election.
Polling firm Last date of polling Link QLP PQ ADQ QS GPQ Other CROP October 17, 2011 28 25 20 13 5 9 Léger Marketing October 12, 2011 26 25 18 11 6 14 CROP September 19, 2011 28 28 18 11 7 9 Léger Marketing September 15, 2011 31 26 16 9 5 13 CROP August 22, 2011 33 27 16 11 5 9 Léger Marketing August 20, 2011 34 24 14 12 5 11 CROP June 20, 2011 35 29 17 7 7 5 Léger Marketing June 8, 2011 30 30 17 11 6 6 CROP June 7, 2011 HTML 27 26 15 17 9 7 CROP May 16, 2011 23 34 16 12 11 5 Léger Marketing May 11, 2011 30 34 18 9 4 5 Léger Marketing April 14, 2011 31 38 14 9 5 3 Léger Marketing March 10, 2011 27 37 13 11 5 7 Léger Marketing February 10, 2011 28 34 15 9 7 7 CROP September 27, 2010 HTML 31 40 13 9 7 Angus Reid Public Opinion September 26, 2010 26 40 11 10 8 5 Léger Marketing September 16, 2010 32 40 10 11 6 2 Léger Marketing August 19, 2010 31 41 9 9 7 3 Angus Reid Public Opinion August 12, 2010 31 39 12 8 8 3 Léger Marketing June 11, 2010 30 41 13 8 5 2 Léger Marketing May 6, 2010 31 40 12 8 7 1 Angus Reid Public Opinion April 14, 2010 23 41 13 9 10 5 Léger Marketing April 8, 2010 30 40 10 9 8 2 Léger Marketing March, 12, 2010 32 38 10 10 7 Léger Marketing February 11, 2010 37 40 9 6 6 CROP January 24, 2010 HTML 40 38 6 8 8 Léger Marketing January 15, 2010 39 41 6 7 5 Léger Marketing November 30, 2009 37 41 8 7 7 CROP October 28, 2009 HTML 39 40 8 6 6 Léger Marketing September 9, 2009 41 37 10 6 5 Environics June, 2009 HTML 45 38 11 4 1 Léger Marketing May 25, 2009 40 40 8 5 5 1 Environics April, 2009 HTML 34 50 13 2 1 Environics December, 2008 HTML 36 40 14 8 1 Last election December 8, 2008 42.1% 35.2% 16.3% 3.8% 2.2% 0.4%
List of candidates
Bas-Saint-Laurent and Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Electoral district Candidates Incumbent Liberal PQ ADQ QS Green Other Bonaventure Vacant Gaspé Georges Mamelonet Îles-de-la-Madeleine Germain Chevarie Kamouraska-Témiscouata André Simard Matane Pascal Bérubé Matapédia Danielle Doyer Rimouski Irvin Pelletier Rivière-du-Loup Jean D'Amour
Côte-Nord and Saguenay—Lac-Saint-Jean
Electoral district Candidates Incumbent Liberal PQ ADQ QS Green Other Chicoutimi Stéphane Bédard Dubuc Serge Simard Duplessis Lorraine Richard Jonquière Sylvain Gaudreault Lac-Saint-Jean Alexandre Cloutier René-Lévesque Marjolain Dufour Roberval Denis Trottier
Electoral district Candidates Incumbent Liberal PQ ADQ QS Green Other Charlesbourg Michel Pigeon Charlevoix Pauline Marois Chauveau Gérard Deltell Jean-Lesage André Drolet Jean-Talon Yves Bolduc La Peltrie Éric Caire Louis-Hébert Sam Hamad Montmorency Raymond Bernier Portneuf Michel Matte Taschereau Agnès Maltais Vanier Patrick Huot
Electoral district Candidates Incumbent Liberal PQ ADQ QS Green Other Champlain Noëlla Champagne Laviolette Julie Boulet Maskinongé Jean-Paul Diamond Saint-Maurice Claude Pinard Trois-Rivières Danielle St-Amand
Chaudière-Appalaches and Centre-du-Québec
Electoral district Candidates Incumbent Liberal PQ ADQ QS Green Other Arthabaska Claude Bachand Beauce-Nord Janvier Grondin Beauce-Sud Robert Dutil Bellechasse Dominique Vien Chutes-de-la-Chaudière Marc Picard Drummond Yves-François Blanchet Frontenac Laurent Lessard Lévis Gilles Lehouillier Lotbinière Sylvie Roy Montmagny-L'Islet Norbert Morin Nicolet-Yamaska Jean-Martin Aussant
Estrie (Eastern Townships)
Electoral district Candidates Incumbent Liberal PQ ADQ QS Green Other Johnson Étienne-Alexis Boucher Mégantic-Compton Johanne Gonthier Orford Pierre Reid Richmond Yvon Vallières Saint-François Monique Gagnon-Tremblay Sherbrooke Jean Charest
Electoral district Candidates Incumbent Liberal PQ ADQ QS Green Other Borduas Pierre Curzi Brome-Missisquoi Pierre Paradis Chambly Bertrand St-Arnaud Iberville Marie Bouillé Richelieu Sylvain Simard Saint-Hyacinthe Émilien Pelletier Saint-Jean Dave Turcotte Shefford François Bonnardel Verchères Stéphane Bergeron
Electoral district Candidates Incumbent Liberal PQ ADQ QS Green Other Beauharnois Guy Leclair Châteauguay Pierre Moreau Huntingdon Stéphane Billette La Pinière Fatima Houda-Pepin Laporte Nicole Ménard La Prairie François Rebello Marguerite-D'Youville Monique Richard Marie-Victorin Bernard Drainville Soulanges Lucie Charlebois Taillon Marie Malavoy Vachon Martine Ouellet Vaudreuil Yvon Marcoux
Electoral district Candidates Incumbent Liberal PQ ADQ QS Green Other Anjou Lise Thériault Bourassa-Sauvé Line Beauchamp Bourget Maka Kotto Crémazie Lisette Lapointe Gouin Nicolas Girard Hochelaga-Maisonneuve Carole Poirier Jeanne-Mance—Viger Filomena Rotiroti LaFontaine Tony Tomassi Laurier-Dorion Gerry Sklavounos Mercier Amir Khadir Pointe-aux-Trembles Nicole Léger Rosemont Louise Beaudoin Sainte-Marie—Saint-Jacques Martin Lemay Viau Emmanuel Dubourg
Electoral district Candidates Incumbent Liberal PQ ADQ QS Green Other Acadie Christine St-Pierre D'Arcy-McGee Lawrence S. Bergman Jacques-Cartier Geoffrey Kelley Marguerite-Bourgeoys Clément Gignac Marquette François Ouimet Mont-Royal Pierre Arcand Nelligan Yolande James Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Kathleen Weil Outremont Raymond Bachand Robert-Baldwin Pierre Marsan Saint-Henri—Sainte-Anne Marguerite Blais Saint-Laurent Jean-Marc Fournier Verdun Henri-François Gautrin Westmount—Saint-Louis Jacques Chagnon
Electoral district Candidates Incumbent Liberal PQ ADQ QS Green Other Chomedey Guy Ouellette Fabre Michelle Courchesne Laval-des-Rapides Alain Paquet Mille-Îles Francine Charbonneau Vimont Vincent Auclair
Electoral district Candidates Incumbent Liberal PQ ADQ QS Green Other Berthier André Villeneuve Joliette Véronique Hivon L'Assomption Scott McKay Masson Guillaume Tremblay Rousseau Nicolas Marceau Terrebonne Mathieu Traversy
Electoral district Candidates Incumbent Liberal PQ ADQ QS Green Other Argenteuil David Whissell Bertrand Claude Cousineau Blainville Daniel Ratthé Deux-Montagnes Benoit Charette Groulx René Gauvreau Labelle Sylvain Pagé Mirabel Denise Beaudoin Prévost Gilles Robert
Electoral district Candidates Incumbent Liberal PQ ADQ QS Green Other Chapleau Marc Carrière Gatineau Stéphanie Vallée Hull Maryse Gaudreault Papineau Norman MacMillan Pontiac Charlotte L'Écuyer
Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Nord-du-Québec
Electoral district Candidates Incumbent Liberal PQ ADQ QS Green Other Abitibi-Est Pierre Corbeil Abitibi-Ouest François Gendron Rouyn-Noranda—Témiscamingue Daniel Bernard Ungava Luc Ferland
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- ^ Gyulai, Linda (April 4, 2011). "Vision Montreal remains optimistic despite rising debt, fears for future". The Gazette. montrealgazette.com. http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Vision+Montreal+optimistic+despite+debt+fears+future/4558251/story.html. Retrieved April 15, 2011. "...that the party will be around to fight the 2013 election"
- ^ http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/beleaguered-adq-chief-wants-out/article1358090/ ADQ Leader quits less than a month after taking helm - The Globe and Mail
- ^ http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2009/11/19/quebec-adq-leadership.html CBC News: Deltell crowned ADQ leader
- ^ Parti Québécois heavyweights quit over Marois’s leadership style The Globe and Mail
- ^ Fourth defector blasts Marois as Parti Québécois revolt escalates The Globe and Mail
- ^ 2 more MNAs leave Parti Québécois CBC News
- ^ Former PQ MNA files papers to start sovereignist party The Gazette
- ^ Coalition pour l'avenir du Québec - Le Directeur général des élections du Québec (DGEQ)
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