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 DISTRICT: Saint-Laurent-Cartierville
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
St�phane Dion LIB 28107 66.82% X
William Fayad BQ 7261 17.26%
Zaid Mahayni NDP 2630 6.25%
Marc Rahm� CON 2606 6.2%
Almaz Aladass GRN 875 2.08%
Alex Neron MP 298 0.71%
Fernand Deschamps ML 125 0.3%
Ken Fernandez CAP 84 0.2%
Nilda Vargas COM 78 0.19%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:24 AM EDT 202 of 202 polls reporting


98 Saint-Laurent-Cartierville

2004 Candidates
GRN: Almaz Aladass
MLP: Fernand Deschamps
LIB: Stéphane Dion (Incumbent)
BQ: William Fayad
CAP: Ken Fernandez
NDP: Zaid Mahayni
MP: Alex Neron
CON: Marc Rahmé
COM: Nilda Vargas

Riding Profile

 Riding Map
This riding is located at the west end of Montreal on the south shore of Rivière-des-Prairies. Most of the riding is made up of the former city of St-Laurent. The riding is bounded by Autoroute des Laurentides in the north, Autoroute Métropolitaine, Boulevard Cavendish, the CN line, Highway 13 and Boulevard de la Côte-Vertu in the east, the limit of the former city of St-Laurent and the limit between Montréal and Pierrefonds in the south and Rivière-des Prairies in the west.

The riding is highly industrialized and is home to part of Dorval Airport, Bombardier's Canadair division and CAE Electronics. The main industry is manufacturing, followed by retail trade. Almost 19 per cent of the population has a university degree. The average family income is $61,355 and unemployment is 10.1 per cent.

According to the 2001 census, the immigrant population is over 46 per cent. Chinese, Italian, Greek and East Indian communities contribute to the ethnic makeup of the riding. According to the 2001 census, only 33 per cent have French as mother tongue and 46 per cent list a language other than French or English. Rentals outnumber homeowners in the riding by 60 per cent.

There was no change in the 2004 redistribution. In the 1986 redistribution, the riding of St-Laurent was created from 51 per cent of Dollard, 22 per cent of Laval-des-Rapides and 12 per cent of St-Denis. The riding name was changed to St-Laurent-Cartierville in 1989. The 1996 redistribution kept all of the existing riding.

Population: 100,747

Political History
In 1997, Liberal Stéphane Dion defeated the Bloc Québécois's Yves Beauregard. He has been MP since a 1996 byelection. Dion was appointed president of Privy Council and and minister of federal-provincial relations in 1996 and reappointed to those posts until 2003. From 2001 to 2003, Dion was appointed co-ordinator of issues related to official languages.

In 1988 in St-Laurent, Liberal Shirley Maheu was elected, serving a second term in the renamed St-Laurent-Cartierville. She resigned and was appointed to the Senate in 1996.

1988, 1993, 1996 byelection, 1997, 2000: LIB


Candidate Profiles

Stéphane Dion

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: Oct. 28, 1955
Age: 48
Birthplace: Quebec City

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA and MA in political science from Laval University. PhD from Political Institute of Paris.
Profession: Professor
Career Background: Is a specialist in public administration, organization analysis and theory and has published a number of books and articles. More than 20 years experience as an instructor and professor of political science.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Janine Krieber
Children: One

Political History
Federal: Elected in Saint-Laurent-Cartierville in 1996, 1997 and 2000.

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Cabinet: President of Privy Council, minister of federal-provincial relations (1996-2003). Co-ordinator of issues related to official languages (2001-03).
Committee: Member of Environment and Sustainable Development.
Office Address: 750 Marcel Laurin Blvd., Suite 440, St-Laurent, Que., 514-335-6655.
Capital Address: House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont., 613-996-5789.

William Fayad

Party: Bloc Québécois

University Degree: Yes
Education: Mathematics from University of Montreal.
Profession: Teacher
Career Background: Member of founding council of La Voie Secondary School. Former union delegate for l'École secondaire Dunton. Currently teaches secondary school.

Political History
Party: Involved with PQ riding association since 2001.

Marc Rahmé

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: PhD in pharmacology from University of Montreal.
Profession: Medical researcher
Career Background: Is a former clinical director.
Community: Member of several churches, as well as cultural communities and educational organizations.

Zaid Mahayni

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada

Almaz Aladass

Party: The Green Party of Canada

Fernand Deschamps

Party: The Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada

Political History
Provincial: Defeated as an independent in Don Valley East in 1999. Defeated in Saint-Laurent in 2003.
Federal: Defeated in Trinity-Spadina in 1993. Defeated in St. Paul's in 1997. Defeated in Don Valley West in 2000.

Alex Neron

Party: The Marijuana Party of Canada

Political History
Provincial: Defeated in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve in 2003. Defeated in Waverly-Fall River-Beaver Bank in 2003.
Federal: Defeated in Kings-Hants in 2000. Defeated in Hochelage-Maisonneuve in 2000.

Nilda Vargas

Party: The Communist Party of Canada

Ken Fernandez

Party: Canadian Action Party

Political History
Federal: Defeated in Saint-Laurent-Cartierville in 2000

# #
 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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