Home About Chat Users Issues Party Candidates Polling Firms Media News Polls Calendar Key Races United States President Senate House Governors International

New User Account
"A historical political resource." 
Email: Password:

  Action démocratique du Québec
ContributorUser 13
Last EditedIndyGeorgia - September 11, 2019 05:56pm
DescriptionThe Action démocratique du Québec (ADQ) is a provincial, and fiscally right-of-center political party in Quebec, Canada. Its official registered name is Action démocratique du Québec/Équipe Mario Dumont. While some journalists have translated the name into English as Democratic Action of Quebec, it has no official English name, and is normally referred to by its French name in the English-language media.

The ADQ is the most conservative of the three major provincial parties in Quebec. Its members are referred to as adéquistes, a name derived from the French pronunciation of the initials 'ADQ'.

Perceived as the one-man party of its young leader Mario Dumont, the ADQ has never had more than five Members of the National Assembly (MNAs) at once and has been under pressure from the media to merge with either of the two major parties, the Liberal Party of Québec and the Parti Québécois. The ADQ has also never gained official party status in the provincial parliament, as the rules require at least 12 members to be granted such a right.

It has had limited electoral success in predominantly French-speaking rural and small-town Quebec, achieving its best score in Chaudière-Appalaches, the most conservative region of Quebec. Chaudière-Appalaches has elected politicians from conservative parties such as Union Nationale and Ralliement des Créditistes, at times when the majority of Quebec voters rather supported more centrist or left-wing members.

The ADQ has difficulty breaking through in the most districts of the Montreal area, especially in the predominantly English-speaking ones.

Title Purchase Contributor

Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

Date Category Headline Article Contributor
May 03, 2004 01:00am News Conservative Party seeks ADQ's help in Quebec  Article Monsieur 



12/05/2011 QC National Assembly - Bonaventure - By-Election Georges Painchaud Lost 2.29% (-47.17%)
11/29/2010 QC National Assembly - Kamouraska-Témiscouata - By-Election Gérald Beaulieu Lost 23.03% (-13.81%)
09/13/2010 QC National Assembly - Saint-Laurent - By-election Jose Fiorilo Lost 8.36% (-55.65%)
07/05/2010 QC National Assembly - Vachon - By-election Alain Dépatie Lost 6.61% (-52.54%)
11/19/2009 Leadership Race - Action démocratique du Québec Gérard Deltell Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
10/18/2009 Leadership Race - Action démocratique du Québec Christian Lévesque Lost 15.36% (-26.98%)
10/18/2009 Leadership Race - Action démocratique du Québec Gilles Taillon Won 42.34% (+0.04%)
10/18/2009 Leadership Race - Action démocratique du Québec Éric Caire Lost 42.30% (-0.04%)
10/18/2009 Leadership Race - Action démocratique du Québec Jean-François Plante Lost 0.00% (-42.34%)
09/21/2009 QC National Assembly - Rousseau - By-election Jean-Pierre Parrot Lost 4.68% (-52.35%)
06/22/2009 QC National Assembly - Marguerite-Bourgeoys - By-election Diane Charbonneau Lost 3.59% (-68.82%)
06/22/2009 QC National Assembly - Rivière-du-Loup - By-Election Gilberte Côté Lost 14.73% (-32.76%)
02/27/2009 Leadership Race - Action démocratique du Québec Sylvie Roy Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
12/08/2008 QC Premier Mario Dumont Lost 5.60% (-47.20%)
12/08/2008 QC National Assembly - Argenteuil Michael Perzow Lost 11.24% (-38.35%)
12/08/2008 QC National Assembly - Îles-de-la-Madeleine Patrick Leblanc Lost 1.72% (-48.13%)
12/08/2008 QC National Assembly - Dubuc Robert Émond Lost 12.31% (-30.47%)
12/08/2008 QC National Assembly - Jean-Talon Martin Briand Lost 9.14% (-40.58%)
12/08/2008 QC National Assembly - Laurier-Dorion Oliver Manceau Lost 4.14% (-38.76%)
12/08/2008 QC National Assembly - Matapédia Cindy Rousseau Lost 11.45% (-40.44%)