from New Brunswick
|Assumed office |
December 12, 2002
|Nominated by||Jean Chrétien|
|Appointed by||Adrienne Clarkson|
|Member of Parliament|
October 25, 1993 – April 27, 1997
|Preceded by||Bernard Valcourt|
|Succeeded by||riding abolished|
|Member of the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly|
for Madawaska South
October 13, 1987 – October 25, 1993
|Preceded by||Percy Mockler|
|Succeeded by||Percy Mockler|
|Born||December 31, 1955|
Edmundston, New Brunswick
|Political party||Independent Senators Group (since 2016)|
|Liberal (until 2014)|
Pierrette Ringuette (born December 31, 1955), also formerly known as Pierrette Ringuette-Maltais, is a Canadian Senator.
Ringuette, a businesswoman and professor, was the first francophone woman to be elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick. She sat in the body as a member of the New Brunswick Liberal Party beginning in 1987, and resigned her seat once she was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP). She was succeeded by her predecessor, Percy Mockler, in a provincial by-election in 1993.
After her electoral defeat, she joined Canada Post Corporation in a senior position as manager of the international trade development unit.
On January 29, 2014, Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau announced all Liberal Senators, including Ringuette, were removed from the Liberal caucus, and would continue sitting as Independents. The Senators referred to themselves as the Senate Liberal Caucus even though they are no longer members of the parliamentary Liberal caucus.
Ringuette announced, on February 2, 2016 that she was leaving the Senate Liberal caucus to sit as an Independent saying, in a statement, that "Canadians have been clear in their desire for a non-partisan Senate. The status quo is not acceptable."
|1997 Canadian federal election: Tobique—Mactaquac|
|Progressive Conservative||Gilles Bernier||12,125||35.9|
|New Democratic||Leslie Ann Ferguson||2,093||6.2|
|Progressive Conservative||Bernard Valcourt||15,045||45.7||-2.5|
|New Democratic Party||Parise Martin||844||2.6||-5.4|
|1991 New Brunswick general election|
|Progressive Conservative||Théo Poitras||1,715||35.98||-9.46|
|New Democratic||Julien Tardif||209||4.38||+1.76|
|Total valid votes||4,767||100.0|
|1987 New Brunswick general election|
|Progressive Conservative||Percy P. Mockler||2,272||45.44||-8.41|
|New Democratic||Jean-Claude Bosse||131||2.62||+0.79|
|Total valid votes||5,000||100.0|
|Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative||Swing||+8.02|
- "Election Results for November 29, 1993". The Legislative Library of New Brunswick. Retrieved 7 December 2021.
- "Liberal leader says senators not welcome in caucus". Cbc.ca. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
- "Trudeau's expulsion catches Liberal senators by surprise". Globe and Mail. January 29, 2014. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
- "Photo GalleriesCBC SecureDrop Irving Gerstein retires from Senate, Pierrette Ringuette to sit as Independent". CBC News. 2 February 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2016.