Listed over the years as an accountant, a researcher or a TV announcer,  she ran in at least 25 elections from 1972 to 2001. Most of the time, she would not get a score superior to 2.5% of the vote.
Apparently though, she has not come even close to breaking the record for the most elections contested, established by once political rival John C. Turmel from Ottawa. Both Turmel and Métivier contested the same election in the district of Frontenac in 1980.
Information on what was said or written by Métivier in the past is very scarce. 
|Date||Level||Office||Party ||Share of the Vote||Rank|
|1.||October 30, 1972||Federal||Member of Saint-Jacques||Social Credit||10.8%||3rd|
|2.||July 8, 1974||Federal||Member of Labelle||Independent||0.4%||7th|
|3.||November 10, 1974||Municipal||Mayor of Montreal||Independent||1.1%||4th|
|4.||May 22, 1979||Federal||Member of Saint-Jacques||Independent||0.5%||8th|
|5.||February 18, 1980||Federal||Member of Saint-Jacques||Independent||0.2%||10th|
|6.||March 24, 1980||Federal (postponed election)||Member of Frontenac||Independent||0.3%||7th |
|7.||November 17, 1980||Provincial by-election ||Member of Outremont||Independent||0.2%||6th|
|8.||April 13, 1981||Provincial||Member of Westmount||Independent||0.4%||6th|
|9.||April 5, 1982||Provincial by-election||Member of Louis-Hébert||Independent||1.7%||3rd|
|10.||November 14, 1982||Municipal||Mayor of Montreal||Independent||0.3%||5th|
|11.||June 20, 1983||Provincial by-election||Member of Saint-Jacques||Independent||0.3%||10th|
|12.||December 5, 1983||Provincial by-election||Member of Mégantic-Compton||Independent||0.8%||4th|
|13.||June 18, 1984||Provincial by-election||Member of Marie-Victorin||Independent||2.4%||3rd|
|14.||November 26, 1984||Provincial by-election||Member of Saint-Jacques||Independent||1.0%||5th|
|15.||June 3, 1985||Provincial by-election||Member of Bertrand (Montérégie)||Independent||0.5%||7th|
|16.||December 2, 1985||Provincial||Member of Westmount||Independent||0.4%||5th|
|17.||January 20, 1986||Provincial by-election||Member of Saint-Laurent||Independent||0.3%||9th|
|18.||November 9, 1986||Municipal||City Councillor of Loyola||Democratic Alliance||1.9%||3rd|
|19.||November 21, 1988||Federal||Member of Saint-Hubert||Green Party||1.4%||5th|
|20.||April 9, 1989||Municipal by-election||City Councillor of Sault-au-Récollet||Democratic Alliance||0%||4th|
|21.||November 4, 1990||Municipal||Mayor of Montreal||Independent||0.9%||7th|
|22.||November 1, 1992||Municipal by-election||City Councillor of Saint-Jacques||Independent||0.9%||11th|
|23.||November 6, 1994||Municipal||Mayor of Montreal||Independent||0.2%||9th|
|24.||November 1, 1998||Municipal||Mayor of Montreal||Independent||0.7%||6th|
|25.||November 4, 2001||Municipal||Mayor of Montreal||Independent||0.3%||6th|
- ↑ History of the Federal Electoral Ridings since 1867, Parliament of Canada
- ↑ The author of this article could not verify whether or not Métivier ran for school board elections.
- ↑ In this article, the label Independent includes non-affiliated.
- ↑ Among the candidates for that election was John C. Turmel. Turmel finished a distant 6th, just ahead of Métivier who finished 7th.
- ↑ Élections partielles depuis 1867, Québec-Politique.com