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Serge Marcil

The Hon.
Serge Marcil
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Beauharnois—Salaberry
In office
Preceded byDaniel Turp
Succeeded byAlain Boire
MNA for Salaberry-Soulanges
In office
Succeeded bySerge Deslières
MNA for Beauharnois
In office
Preceded byLaurent Lavigne
Succeeded bySerge Deslières
Personal details
Born(1944-01-20)January 20, 1944
Valleyfield, Quebec
DiedJanuary 12, 2010(2010-01-12) (aged 65)
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Political partyLiberal
Other political
Quebec Liberal Party
Minister of Employment (1994)
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment with special emphasis on Parks (2003–2004)
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry (2002–2003)

Serge Marcil PC (January 20, 1944 – January 12, 2010) was an educator, administrator and politician in Quebec, Canada.

After studying to be a teacher in Montreal, Marcil obtained work at various secondary schools as an administrator. He also served on his local city council in the early 1980s before entering the Quebec National Assembly as a Liberal Member of the National Assembly (MNA) in the 1985 Quebec provincial election in the riding of Beauharnois. He was re-elected in 1989, and became parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Labour in the Bourassa government. In 1994, he joined the provincial cabinet of Daniel Johnson as Minister of Employment, but both he and the Liberal government were defeated in the 1994 provincial election.

Marcil entered federal politics by defeating Bloc Québécois (BQ) Member of Parliament (MP) Daniel Turp in the riding of Beauharnois—Salaberry in the 2000 federal election. The Liberal MP became parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Industry in 2002. When Paul Martin succeeded Jean Chrétien as Prime Minister of Canada in 2003, he appointed Marcil to the position of parliamentary secretary to the Minister of the Environment with special emphasis on parks. He was also appointed to the Queen's Privy Council for Canada when Martin decided that parliamentary secretaries should be members of that body.

Marcil ran for re-election in the 2004 general election but was defeated by Alain Boire of the BQ.

Marcil was killed in the earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010 (8 days shy of his 66th birthday). He had just arrived in Port-au-Prince on a business trip for his current employer, the Montreal engineering firm Groupe SM International. On January 23, his wife confirmed that Marcil's body had been found in the rubble of the Hôtel Montana.[1] He had died instantly, on the fifth floor of the hotel.[2]

Marcil's funeral was held on January 29 at Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec.[3]

Electoral record (partial)

2004 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Bloc Québécois Alain Boire 26,775 50.7 +8.3 $40,737
Liberal Serge Marcil 18,293 34.6 -13.6 $66,136
Conservative Dominique Bellemare 4,864 9.2 +1.3 $56,391
Green Rémi Pelletier 1,415 2.7 $30
New Democratic Ligy Alakkattussery 1,018 1.9 +0.5 $252
Marijuana Félix Malboeuf 480 0.9
Total valid votes/Expense limit 52,845 100.0 $81,152

2000 Canadian federal election: Beauharnois—Salaberry
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Serge Marcil 23,834 48.26 $61,548
Bloc Québécois Daniel Turp 20,938 42.39 $63,832
Progressive Conservative Roma Myre 2,133 4.32 $3,768
Alliance Stephane Renaud 1,782 3.61 $538
New Democratic Elizabeth Clark 703 1.42 none listed
Total valid votes 49,390 100.00
Total rejected ballots 1,390
Turnout 50,780 70.44
Electors on the lists 72,089
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.


  1. ^ "The body of former MP Serge Marcil is found". The Canadian Press, January 23, 2010.
  2. ^ CTV National News, 24 January 2010
  3. ^ Toronto Sun, "Former MP killed in Haiti mourned", Charles Paquette, 30 January 2010 (accessed 31 January 2010)
  • "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
  • Serge Marcil – Parliament of Canada biography
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