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 DISTRICT: Brome-Missisquoi
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Denis Paradis LIB 18609 42.09% X
Christian Ouellet BQ 17537 39.67%
Peter Stastny CON 4888 11.05%
Louise Martineau GRN 2001 4.52%
Piper Huggins NDP 1177 2.66%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:24 AM EDT 177 of 177 polls reporting


042 Brome-Missisquoi

2004 Candidates

NDP: Piper Huggins
GRN: Louise Martineau
BQ: Christian Ouellet
LIB: Denis Paradis (Incumbent)
CON: Peter Stastny

Riding Profile
 Riding Map
This urban-rural riding is located in the heart of Quebec's eastern townships, with the Canada-U.S. border as its southern boundary. It contains the regional county municipality of Brome-Missisquoi, part of Le Haut-Richelieu, La Haute-Yamaska and Memphrémagog. The communities of St-Sébastien, Henryville, Noyan, St-Georges-de-Clarenceville and Venise-en-Québec and the City of Bromont fall in the riding.

Manufacturing is the major industry in this riding, followed by other services and retail trade. The average family income is $54,668 and unemployment is 6.8 per cent.

According to the 2001 census, 17 per cent of the population listed English as their mother tongue. The total immigrant population was over four per cent.

In 2004, a small area from Compton-Stanstead has been added. This riding was established in 1924 as Brome-Missisquoi. It existed as Missisquoi from 1966 to 1970 and 1976 to 1983. In 1986, a small part of Shefford was added. There was no change in 1996.

Population: 88,204

Political History
In 2000, Liberal Denis Paradis defeated Bloc Québécois candidate André Leroux by 8,182 votes. Paradis first won in a byelection here in 1994, following the death of BQ incumbent Gaston Peloquin. Paradis was appointed Secretary of State for Latin America and Africa and the Francophonie in 2002 and appointed Minister of State for Financial Institutions in 2003.

Progressive Conservative Heward Grafftey held the seat from 1958 until he was defeated in the 1968 election. Grafftey was re-elected in 1972, 1974 and 1979, but was defeated in 1980 by Liberal André Bachand. Grafftey was named Minister of Science and Technology and Minister of State for Social Programs in 1979. He ran for the PCs again in 2000, after 20 years out of office. The riding swung back to the PCs in 1984 and 1988, electing Gabrielle Bertrand. In 1993, the BQ's Peloquin defeated Liberal Joan Kouri but died in 1994.

1925, 1926 - LIB
1930 - CONS
1935-1957 incl - LIB
1958-1965 incl - PC
1968 - LIB
1972, 1974, 1979 - PC
1980 - LIB
1984, 1988 - PC
1993 - BQ
1995 BY-EL, 1997, 2000 - LIB


Candidate Profiles

Denis Paradis

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: April 1, 1949
Age: 55
Birthplace: St-Jean-sur-Richelieu

University Degree: Yes
Education: University of Ottawa - B.Comm, 1970; LL.L., 1975
Career Background:
Admitted to Quebec bar, 1976. Partner, Paradis-Poulin. 1978-82 — Taught agricultural law for the Quebec Bar. 1983 — President, Association of lawyers outside major urban centres. 1992 — Vice-president of the Quebec bar; 1993 — president of the Quebec bar. Co-author: Règles de procédure devant les tribunaux administratifs, 1985.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Viviane Crevier
Children: One — Marie-Florence

Political History
Party: Former President, federal Liberal Association of Brome-Missisquoi
Federal: Elected in Brome-Missisquoi in Feb. 13, 1995 byelection, 1997 and in 2000

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Parliamentary Secretary:
Jan. 26, 1999 — to Minister of International Co-operation and Minister responsible for the Francophonie. Sept. 1, 1999 to Sept. 12, 2001 — to Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Former vice-chair: Public Accounts; Health; Standing Joint Committee on Official Languages; Special Joint Committee to amend Section 93 of the Constitution Act (1867) concerning the Quebec School System Justice and Human Rights; Former member: Agriculture and Agri-Food; Foreign Affairs and International Trade; Subcommittee on Human Rights and International Development of Foreign Affairs and International Trade; Special Joint Committee on Child Custody and Access
Cabinet: Jan. 15, 2002 to Dec. 12, 2003 — Secretary of State (Latin America and Africa) (Francophonie). Dec. 12, 2003 — Minister of State (Financial Institutions).
Caucus: Former chair of the Quebec Liberal caucus. Was a member of caucus committee on the banks.
Office Address:
104 Sud Street
Suite 100-B
Cowansville, Que.
Tel:(450) 266-6062
Capital Address:
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ont.
Tel: (613) 947-8185

Christian Ouellet

Party: Bloc Québécois

University Degree: Yes
Education: M.Sc. (Building), University of Manchester, England (1972-75) Member, l'Ordre des architectes du Québec (since 1969)
Career Background:
— Architect, Montreal and Lac-Brome (1982-2004)
— Professor, University of Montreal School of Architecture (1973-1981)
— Lecturer, University of Quebec in Montreal, design 3D (1976-1981)
— Architect and head designer, various employers (1969-1972)
Political and Community Involvement:
— Chair of the Executive, l'OMH, Lac-Brome (2004)
— President of the Solar Energy Society of Canada (1989-1993)
— Co-Founder, Qu´┐Żbec Solaire (1981)
— Member of the National Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development (2002-2004); President (since October 2003)
— Member of the Executive, Lac Brome PQ.
— President of the Executive, Brome-Missisquoi BQ (2003-2004)
— Environmental Adviser, PQ Regional Executive (2000-2004)
— Member of the campaign team for the Brome-Missisquoi BQ (2000); Brome-Missisquoi PQ (2003).

Peter Stastny

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Age: 50

Education: Bishop's University in Lennoxville - Diploma in Business Administration, 1974.
Career Background:
Before settling in Sutton, he owned and operated many car agencies in Quebec and Ontario. For two years, he managed the ski station of Mont Glen, in Bolton West. Managed, with his wife, the Emporium in Sutton and Knowlton.
Community Involvement:
Founding president of the Forestry Agency of the Montérégie; president of the Corporation of Economic Development of Sutton; president of the Chamber of Commerce of Lac Brome. He is chair of the Committee of Employability and Community Economic Development of the Eastern Townships. Was active in the Lac Brome Theatre, the Optimist Club of Sutton, the Board of the School of Sutton, and Sutton Park.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Roxanne
Children: Two — Margaux and Matthew

Political History
Municipal: 1993-97 — Mayor of township of Sutton. Was director of the MRC of Brome-Missisquoi for four years; member of its executive committee for two years.

Piper Huggins

Party: New Democratic Party of Canada

Louise Martineau

Party: Green Party of Canada


# #
 Overall Election Results (2004)
Party Elected Leading Total Vote Share
LIB 135 0 135 36.71%
CON 99 0 99 29.61%
BQ 54 0 54 12.40%
NDP 19 0 19 15.69%
NA 1 0 1 .13%
OTH 0 0 0 5.47%
 Last Update June 29, 5:39:26 AM EDT


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