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.
The Bloc currently holds this riding, won by Robert Carrier in 2004.
Carrier ousted incumbent Liberal Carole-Marie Allard, who served
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
1968-80 inclusive - LIB
1984, 1988 - PC
1993, 1997 - BQ
2000 - LIB
2004 - BQ
Party: Bloc Québécois
Birth date: June 3, 1941
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
Committee: Member: Transport
Caucus: Deputy transport critic
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Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Marital status: Married
Career background: Works in education and specializes in the teaching of religion. She has also worked as an executive secretary.
Federal: Defeated as Canadian Alliance in Laval East in 2000. Defeated in Alfred-Pellan in 2004
Party: The Green Party of Canada
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
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth date: April 11, 1949
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.
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
Party: New Democratic Party