M2002.131.99 | We will accompany, rather than lead, Monique Simard as she reflects on...

 
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We will accompany, rather than lead, Monique Simard as she reflects on...
Serge Chapleau
1997, 20th century
Graphite on paper
43.2 x 35.5 cm
Gift of M. Serge Chapleau
M2002.131.99
© McCord Museum
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""We will accompany, rather than lead, Monique Simard as she reflects on..." The PQ likes this kind of talk..."

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  • What

    Monique Simard travelled a bumpy road in her political career. Defeated in the riding of Bertrand by Liberal candidate Robert Therrien during the general election of 1994, she fought back in a campaign that got much media coverage. After bringing to light Therrien's fraudulent electoral practices, the latter was forced to resign. Then, when she was finally elected to the National Assembly in 1996 as the MNA for La Prairie, Simard quickly found herself under attack. She was accused of having voted illegally in the 1995 municipal election in Outremont, a charge that prompted her to quit politics for good in 1998.

  • Where

    Parti québécois MNA Monique Simard represented the voters of La Prairie in the National Assembly for only a short time. The riding of La Prairie is north of Montreal.

  • When

    Monique Simard's career in politics was about to end in November 1997. Her reputation was tarnished when a charge of a voting irregularity was brought against her.

  • Who

    Monique Simard, former vice-president of the Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN), and Parti québécois MNA in the National Assembly from 1996 to 1998.