Gabriel Ste-Marie

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Gabriel Ste-Marie
MP
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Joliette
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded by Francine Raynault
Personal details
Political party Bloc Québécois
Other political
affiliations
Québec debout (2018)
Residence Joliette, Quebec, Canada
Profession Economist, Teacher

Gabriel Ste-Marie MP is a Canadian politician and academic. Ste-Marie was elected to represent the riding Joliette in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 Canadian federal election. He teaches economics at Cégep régional de Lanaudière.

Ste-Marie served as the Bloc Québécois House Leader (and its parliamentary leader as the party leader did not have a seat in parliament) from 2017 until he resigned from the position on February 25, 2018 in a dispute with party leader Martine Ouellet.[1] He, along with six other Bloc MPs, resigned from the Bloc's caucus to sit as an independent MP on February 28, 2018 citing conflicts with the leadership style of Martine Ouellet.[2] He rejoined the Bloc Québécois caucus on September 17, 2018.[3]

He is also a researcher at the Contemporary Economics Research Institute and lecturer at Université du Québec à Montréal.[4]

Electoral record

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Gabriel Ste-Marie 18,875 33.3 +0.29
Liberal Michel Bourgeois 15,995 28.2 +21.81
New Democratic Danielle Landreville 14,566 25.7 -21.22
Conservative Soheil Eid 5,705 10.1 +0.41
Green Mathieu Morin 1,335 2.4 -1.59
Strength in Democracy Robert D. Morais 213 0.4
Total valid votes/Expense limit 56,689 100.0     $232,599.74
Total rejected ballots 1,109 1.20 -0.36
Turnout 57,798 67.22 +3.7
Eligible voters 85,981
Bloc Québécois gain from New Democratic Swing +10.8
Source: Elections Canada[5][6]

References

  1. ^ http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/differences-with-martine-ouellet-led-bloc-mp-to-resign-as-house-leader
  2. ^ Allard, Clement (February 28, 2018). "Seven of 10 Bloc Quebecois MPs quit over Martine Ouellet's leadership". The Globe and Mail. The Canadian Press. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  3. ^ "5 Bloc Québécois MPs who quit party returning to the fold". CBC News. September 17, 2018. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  4. ^ "" C'est maintenant que le vrai travail commence " - Gabriel Ste-Marie" (in French). Retrieved 21 October 2015.
  5. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Joliette, 30 September 2015
  6. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived August 15, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.


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