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 DISTRICT: Glengarry-Prescott-Russell
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Don Boudria LIB 23921 47.86% X
Alain Lalonde CON 18729 37.47%
Martin Cauvier NDP 4238 8.48%
Roy Fjarlie GRN 2634 5.27%
Tim Bloedow CHP 464 0.93%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:24 AM EDT 200 of 200 polls reporting


132 Glengarry-Prescott-Russell

2004 Candidates

CHP: Tim Bloedow
LIB: Don Boudria (Incumbent)
NDP: Martin Cauvier
GRN: Roy Fjarlie
CON: Alain Lalonde

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This rural riding is Ontario's most eastern constituency and has a large francophone and bilingual population. According to a 2001 census, 60 per cent have French as their mother tongue.

The riding stretches along the Ottawa River and the Quebec border. It includes part of the city of Ottawa lying east of Cardinal Creek, Wall Road, Mer Bleue Road and Boundary Road. The towns of Casselman, Alfred, Plantagenet, Hawkesbury, Clarence-Rockland and Russell fall within the riding.

Manufacturing, retail trade, the service sector, government services and agriculture are key players in the economy. The average household income is $66,774 and the unemployment rate is 4.1 per cent.

In 2004, a portion of the riding extending southeast to the St. Lawrence River was moved into Stormont riding. Glengarry-Prescott was created in the 1952 redistribution from Glengarry and Prescott ridings. The name was changed to Glengarry-Prescott-Russell in 1970. In 1996 there were only minor changes.

Population: 97,660

Political History

1953: LIB
1957, 1958: PC

In 2000, Liberal Don Boudria defeated Alliance candidate Sebastian Anders by a wide margin. Boudria has held the seat since 1984. He held several portfolios in the Chrétien government, including minister responsible for the Francophonie, minister of public works and government house leader. This riding has voted Liberal since 1962 and has been held by Franco-Ontarians since 1953.

Candidate Profiles

Don Boudria

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: Aug. 30, 1949
Age: 54
Birthplace: Hull, Que.

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in history from University of Waterloo in 1999 (done by correspondence, mostly while in federal cabinet).
Profession: Public servant
Career Background: Federal public servant (1966-1981).
Chief purchasing agent for the House of Commons (1976-1981).
He served as a member of the Cumberland township recreational committee.
Founding vice-president of the Sarsfield Optimist Club.
Founding member of the Sarsfield Knights of Columbus.
Founding president of the Cumberland township.
Founding president of the Non-profit Housing Corporation.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Mary Ann
Children: Daniel and Julie

Political History
Municipal: Cumberland township councillor (1976-1981).
Provincial: Elected in Prescott-Russell (1981).
Federal: Elected in Glengarry-Prescott-Russell (1984, 1988, 1993, 1997 and 2000).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Cabinet: Minister of international co-operation (1996).
Minister responsible for la Francophonie (1996).
Minister of state and leader of the government in the House of Commons (1997).
Minister of public works and government services (2002).
Minister of state and leader of government in the House of Commons (2002 - 2003).
Consumer and Corporate Affairs, Government Operations, Board of Internal Economy, special joint committee on code of conduct.
Former vice-chair of Special committee on the modernization and improvement of the procedures of the House of Commons; Sub-committee on the sittings of the House of the standing committee on procedure and House affairs.
Member of Canadian Heritage; Human Resources, Skills Development, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.
Chair of the standing committee on Official Languages.
Caucus: Former critic for agriculture; supply and services; public works; and Canada Post.
Deputy chair of Ontario caucus (1984-85).
Chair of Ontario caucus (1985-87).
Deputy whip (1989-91).
Assistant Liberal House leader (1990-93).
Chair of the caucus committee on government operations (1991-93).
Appointed deputy government whip (1993).
Appointed chief government whip (1994).
Office Address: 200-1468 Laurier St., Rockland, Ont., 613-446-6310.
Capital Address: House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont., 613-996-2907.

Alain Lalonde

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birthplace: Plantagenet, Ont.

University Degree: Yes
Education: Business administration, University of Ottawa.
Business administration, Algonquin College.
Professional auctioneer, World Wide College of Auctioneering.
Profession: More than 30 years experience as businessman and entrepreneur.
Career Background: Family owned and operated the International Harvester dealership (farm machinery, trucks and industrial equipment) for more than three generations.
President of Alain Lalone Autoworld Ltd, which specializes in import and export of vehicles to and from U.S. on wholesale level (1983-1996).
Chief of staff to Noble Villeneuve, Ontario minister of agriculture and minister responsible for Francophone affairs (1997-1999).
Executive consultant with "The Strategies Group" (1999-present).
Elected to executive committee of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (1996).
Member of board of Montfort Hospital Foundation (2002-present).
Auctioneer for charitable and non-profit organizations for their fundraising efforts.
Marital Status: Married
Children: Two

Political History
Municipal: Reeve of the village of Plantagenet, Ont. (1994-97).
Elected warden for united counties of Prescott-Russell (1996).
Provincial: Defeated in Glengarry-Prescott-Russell (1999).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Office Address: 759 Main St., Cassellman, Ont., 613-764-2626.

Martin Cauvier

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada

Roy Fjarlie

Party: The Green Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes/No
Career Background: Retired as an assistant general manager at the executive office of a major Canadian financial institution, following 30 years in the banking industry.
Grows organic grains on a farm in Maxville, Ont.
Also does custom work for organic farmers in the area.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Nancy
Children: Two

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Office Address: 613-527-5679.

Tim Bloedow

Party: The Chrisitian Heritage Party of Canada

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 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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