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DISTRICT: Alfred-Pellan
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Robert CarrierBQ2319342.97% X
Jean-Claude GobéLIB1489527.59%
Rosane RaymondCON1021018.92%
Martin LeducNDP38387.11%
Christian LajoieGRN18423.41%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 219 of 219 polls reporting


036 Alfred-Pellan

2006 Candidates:
BQ:Robert Carrier (Incumbent)
CON:Rosane Raymond
GRN:Christian Lajoie
LIB:Jean-Claude Gobé
NDP:Martin Leduc


 Riding Map
This riding includes the eastern part of the city of Laval, where several companies have their head offices. It stretches north from Rivière-des-Prairies to Rivière-des-Milles Iles, east to the top of Ile Jésus and west to des Laurentides Boulevard and Rue Riopelle.

The workforce depends on manufacturing and the service industry. The average family income is $66,683 with an unemployment rate of 5.4 per cent.

According to the 2001 census, 77 per cent have French as a mother tongue and more than eight per cent have Italian as a mother tongue. The total immigrant population is more than 11 per cent. Over 10 per cent of the population have less than a Grade 9 education, but more than 11 per cent have a university degree.

In 2004, the riding's name was changed from Laval East to Alfred-Pellan. The previous western boundary was the CP Rail line and Boulevard des Laurentides. The riding was established in 1966 as Duvernay. The name was changed from Duvernay to Laval East in 1990. There was no change in the 1996 redistribution.

Population: 99,856

Political History
The Bloc currently holds this riding, won by Robert Carrier in 2004. Carrier ousted incumbent Liberal Carole-Marie Allard, who served one term.

In 1968 in Duvernay, Liberal Eric Kierans won by 2,476 votes. He was appointed minister of revenue and minister of health in 1966, postmaster general in 1968 and minister of communications in 1969. He resigned from cabinet in 1971 and did not run in 1972.

Liberal Yves Demers won four terms from 1972 to 1980, but was defeated in 1984. PC Vincent Della Noce won in 1984 and 1988. But Della Noce came third in 1993, when the BQ's Maud Debien won decisively, 15,221 votes ahead of Liberal Raymonde Folco. Debien won a second term in 1997, defeating Liberal Nathalie Paradis.

1968-80 inclusive - LIB
1984, 1988 - PC
1993, 1997 - BQ
2000 - LIB
2004 - BQ


Robert Carrier

Party: Bloc Québécois

Birth date: June 3, 1941
Age: 64
Birthplace: Montreal, Que.

Education: Holds a diploma in administration from École des hautes études commerciales (1975). Also holds a bachelor's degree in applied sciences and civil engineering from École polytechnique de Montréal (1964)

Career background: Was project manager for Société immobilière du Québec (Quebec Lands Corporation) from 1984 to 2004. Was project manager for the Ministry of Public Works and Supply from 1980 to 1984. Was policy adviser for the Quebec Ministry of Transportation from 1978 to 1979. Was project manager for Carmel, Fyen, Jacques Consulting Engineers from 1965 to 1978

Community activities: Served as president of the Laval Regional Gymnastics Association from 1985 to 1987. Was a member of the board of directors of Cité de la Santé de Laval from 1981 to 1986. Was president of the Laval United Way in 1978

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Party: Served as treasurer of Bloc Québécois in Laval-East from 2001 to 2004. Was adviser for Mille-îles PQ from 1975 to 1990 and from 2002 to 2003. Served as vice-president of Mille-îles PQ from 1990 to 1991. Was president of Mille-îles PQ between 1980 and 1981
Federal: Elected in Alfred-Pellan in 2004

Political History
Committee: Member: Transport
Caucus: Deputy transport critic

Campaign Office:
304-3131 de la Concorde
East Boulevard
Laval, Que.
(450) 661-4117

Capital Office:
Room 212 Confed Bldg
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ont.
(613) 992-0611

Rosane Raymond

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Marital status: Married
Children: Two

Career background: Works in education and specializes in the teaching of religion. She has also worked as an executive secretary.

Electoral History
Federal: Defeated as Canadian Alliance in Laval East in 2000. Defeated in Alfred-Pellan in 2004

Christian Lajoie

Party: The Green Party of Canada

Age: 25

Education: Diploma in language. Two diplomas in the Haitian language and culture. Studying administration and accounting.
Profession: Freelance recycler, bike repairer, translator, Green Party's national press secretary

Campaign Office:
(514) 222-2004

Jean-Claude Gobé

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Birth date: April 11, 1949
Age: 56
Birthplace: Charleville, France

Education: Holds a college diploma from Sainte-Jeanne d'Arc College in Orleans, France (1967)

Children: Three - Frédérique, Julian and Victoria.

Career Background: Has been vice-president for business development with Manufacturier de bas Iris since 2003. Worked as a marketing agent and customer relations officer for Renault Canada, Ltd. from 1972 to 1976. Worked as Eastern Quebec Manager for Ademco Ltd. from 1976 to 1978. Served as director of external and government markets for Contem Ltée. from 1978 to 1980. Was general manager and administrator of Housing Noma Inc. from 1980 to 1985. Also trained in the military from 1967 to 1971, with the 7th Infantry Marine Regiment in Fréjus, France.

Electoral History
Provincial: Elected in LaFontaine in 1985, 1989, 1994 and 1998. Did not run in 2003 - was asked to step aside.
Federal: Defeated in La Pointe-de-l'Ile in 2004.

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Parliamentary secretary: Worked for the Ministry of Culture and Communications, minister responsible for La Francophonie.
Committee: Quebec: Former member: Committee on budget and administration; labour and the economy; committee on education; committee on institutions. Former substitute committee chair and member, committee on culture. Former member: Committee on transport and the environment
Caucus: Quebec: Former chair, East Montreal caucus. Former labour critic; tourism critic; critic for Metropolitan Transport

Martin Leduc

Party: New Democratic Party

Campaign Office:

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