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DISTRICT: Abitibi-Baie-James-Nunavik-Eeyou
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Yvon LévesqueBQ1392846.57% X
Armand CaouetteLIB670022.4%
Gilles GagnonCON626120.93%
Dominique VaillancourtNDP18106.05%
Pierre M. DenisGRN12104.05%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 169 of 169 polls reporting

Ridings

033 Abitibi-Baie-James-Nunavik-Eeyou

2006 Candidates:
BQ:Yvon Lévesque (Incumbent)
CON:Gilles Gagnon
GRN:Pierre Denis
LIB:Armand Caouette
NDP:Dominique Vaillancourt


RIDING PROFILE

 Riding Map
This riding covers all of northern Quebec. It begins just south of the town of Val d'Or and runs north along the west bank of James Bay and Hudson Bay. Ungava Bay forms part of its northern border and Labrador forms part of its border in the east. The riding contains the regional county municipality of Vallée-de-l'Or and the territories of Jamésie and Kativik. It includes Lac-Simon Indian Reserve, the Indian Settlement of Grand-Lac Victoria, the Cree villages and reserved lands of Chisasibi, Eastmain, Mistissini, Nemiscau, Waskaganish, Waswanipi and Wemindji, the Cree village and reserved land of Whapmagoostui, the village municipalities of Akulivik, Aupaluk, Inukjuak, Ivujivik, Kangiqsualujjuaq, Kangiqsujuaq, Kangirsuk, Kuujjuaq, Kuujjuarapik, Puvirnituq, Quaqtaq, Salluit, Tasiujaq and Umiujaq, the Naskapi village of Kawawachikamach and the Indian Settlement of Oujé-Bougoumou. Population centres in the south include Val d'Or, Malartic, Amos and Senneterre.

The industries in this riding include the service sector, manufacturing, mining, forestry, farming and retail trade. The riding is also home to the James Bay hydro project. The average family income is $54,027 and unemployment is 14.3 per cent.

According to the 2001 census, the aboriginal population is over 26 per cent, the sixth-highest in Canada. The total immigrant population is just over one per cent. More than 15 per cent of the population has less than a Grade 9 education. Almost 69 per cent of the population speaks French as a mother tongue, while less than three per cent speak English.

In 2004, Nunavik-Eeyou was created from 74 per cent of Abitibi-Baie James-Nunavik and 15 per cent of Roberval. Abitibi-Baie James-Nunavik riding was created in 1966 from Chapleau, Saguenay and Villeneuve. In the 1996 redistribution, a small part of Manicouagan was added.

Population: 80,052

Political History
In 2004, Bloc Québécois candidate Yvon Lévesque earned his first term as MP, defeating Liberal Guy St. Julien by just 572 votes. St. Julien was first elected as a Progressive Conservative in 1984 and 1988. He was defeated by the BQ's Bernard Deshaies in 1993, then won again, running as a Liberal, in 1997 and 2000.

The Social Credit's Gérard Laprise won in Chapleau in 1962, 1963 and 1965 and in Abitibi in 1968, 1972 and 1974. Créditiste Armand Caouette won in 1979, but was defeated in 1980 by Liberal René Gingras who served one term only.

1968-1979 inclusive - SC
1980 - LIB
1984, 1988 - PC
1993 - BQ
1997, 2000 - LIB
2004 - BQ




CANDIDATE PROFILES

Yvon Lévesque

Party: Bloc Québécois

Education: UQAT: Certificate in industrial relations and administration. Training in health and safety, CCQ Montr�al (1978-1979) Courses in electricity, �cole des m�tiers d'Amos (1954-1956).

Career Background: Director-General, Comité d'aide au développement des collectivités, Senneterre (1993-1994). Superintendent, Melhorn Co., Noranda (1975-1977). Foreman, L.D. Pilon, Val d'Or (1974-1975). Foreman, Melhorn Co., Noranda (1972-1974). Foreman, Hydro-Ontario Kenora (1970-1972). Political and Community Involvement: Fédération québécoise de camping caravaning: President (since 2002); Treasurer 1999-2002); Secretary (1998-1999). Director, CRDAT (1987-1992); C.F.P. (1979-1989). VP, Conseil consultatif de la C.F.P. (1978-1989).

Community Activities: FQCC (Quebec Federation of Camping and Caravaning): President (since 2002); Treasurer (1999-2002); Secretary (1998-1999). Social Legislation Specialist Trainer (1984-1992). Instruction, Social Legislation (1984-1992). Board member, Abitibi-Témiscamingue Regional Development. Council (1987-1992). Board member, Commission de formation professionnelle de la main-d'oeuvre (Manpower Vocational Training Commission) (1979-1989).

Political History
Party: Volunteer, Parti Québécois (since 1976); Treasurer, Parti Québécois Association in Abitibi-Est (since 2001).
Federal: Elected in Abitibi-Baie-James-Nunavik-Eeyou in 2004.

Campaign Office:
405-888 ave 3rd
Val d'Or, Quebec
(819) 824-2942

Ottawa Address:
Room 318 Confederation Building
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ont.
(613) 992-3030




Gilles Gagnon

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Education: Has studied computer science, office systems technology and computer programming.

Career Background: Has owned and managed a number of different businesses. Is the owner of Jumelage Marchands-Clients, which promotes points-bonus.com, as well as Santé Nature Sélect, which specializes in the sale of natural products.

Campaign Office:
(819) 825-9401
gilles.gagnon24@tlb.sympatico.ca



Pierre Denis

Party: The Green Party of Canada

Campaign Office:
1 (866) 868-3447
pierredenis@partivert.ca









Armand Caouette

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birthplace: Rouyn

Profession: business person

Career Background: Worked as an insurance sales representative and a sales representative in the air conditioning industry.

Political History
Municipal: Served a city councillor for Val d'Or from 1986 to 1992.
Federal: SC MP for Abitibi from 1974 to 1980. Defeated in Abitibi as PC in 1997.

Campaign Office:
Armand.Caouette@plcq.org
caouette.plcq.ca



Dominique Vaillancourt

Party: New Democratic Party

Campaign Office:
dominique.vaillancourt@npd.qc.ca












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ELECTION RESULTSDetails>
1241035129
Total Elected and Leading
CON124036.27%
LIB103030.23%
BQ51010.48%
NDP29017.48%
IND10.52%
OTH005.02%

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