This is the most easterly Quebec City riding. It consists of that part of Quebec City east of the boundary of the former City of Charlesbourg, Autoroute 40 and Autoroute Laurentienne.
Tourism, the service sector and manufacturing are all important to the
economy of the area. The average family income is $50,722, with an unemployment
rate of 8.9 per cent.
According to the 2001 census, rented dwellings exceed owned, 60 per cent to 40 per cent. Almost 94 per cent of the population cited French as their mother tongue, while less than one per cent spoke English. The total immigrant population is less than three per cent.
In 2004, the riding was named Beauport and created from 54 per cent of Beauport-Montmorency-Orléans riding, 37 per cent of Quebec riding and six per cent of Quebec East. Montmorency riding existed from 1867 to 1914 and was recreated in 1966. The riding name changed to Beauport-Montmorency-Orléans in 1990 and to Beauport-Montmorency-C�te-de-Beaupré-Ile-d'Orléans in 1998.
The Bloc Québécois has held this riding since 1993. Christian
Simard won it handily in 2004. Before that, the BQ's Michel Guimond
was elected three times in Beauport-Montmorency-Orléans, in 1993, 1997
This region voted Liberal from 1935 to 1957 inclusive, Progressive Conservative in 1958 and Social Credit in 1962 and 1963. Liberal Ovide Laflamme won in 1965, and went on to win two terms in newly created Montmorency riding. He had previously served two terms in Bellechasse riding in 1955 and 1957. He was succeeded as MP by Liberal Louis Duclos who won in 1974, 1979 and 1980, but was defeated in 1984. PC Anne Blouin won in 1984 and PC Charles DeBlois won in 1988.
1968-80 inclusive - LIB
1984, 1988 - PC
1993, 1997, 2000, 2004 - BQ
Party: Bloc Québécois
Birth date: Dec. 22, 1954
Birthplace: Chicoutimi, Que.
Education: BA political science, Laval University (1975-1977) and UQAM (1981-1982). Studies in communications, UQAM (1982-1984)
Career background: Director-general, Fédération des co-opératives d'habitation Québec, Chaudière-Appalaches and director-general of Groupe de ressources techniques GRT SOSACO (since 1998). Interim director-general, Conf�d�ration québécoise des coopératives d'habitation (2000-2001). Assistant to president, Fondation de la faune du Québec, 1997-1998. Adviser to the Minister of Environment (1996). Director-general, l'Union québécoise pour la conservation de la faune (1990-1996). Co-ordinator of "Stratégie Saint-Laurent" (1989-1993). Project manager, Société linnéenne du Qu�bec (1984-1988). Director/co-ordinator, Groupe de ressources techniques Action-Habitation (1977-1980)
Community activities: President, Fonds Réunid, funds for alternative housing, since 2001; founding member of Rivière vivante (1997); director: Vivre en ville (since 2000); Régie régionale de la santé et des services sociaux de Québec (1999-00); Caisse d'économie Desjardins des travailleuses et travailleurs (1999-03)
Federal: Elected in Beauport in 2004
Committee: Member: Environment and sustainable development
Caucus: Social Development (Housing) critic
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House of Commons
Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Education: Studied gerontology, office systems technology, literature and information technology.
Profession: Marketing and sales
Children: Two - M�lynda and Marie-Catherine
Party: The Green Party of Canada
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Education: Holds a BA in political science and a law degree from Laval University
Career background: In addition to his work in the legal profession, he is the past president of the Employment Insurance Board of Referees for the Quebec regional division (Sainte-Foy district), an investment adviser and an associate professor of labour law at Laval University
Community activities: Sits on a number of organizing committees and boards of directors. He is the vice-president of the Canada Day committee for the City of Quebec, which he has sat on since 1996. He has been a member of the Quebec Bar Association's committee on illegal activities, the Officers Mess of the Quebec Citadel and the Rotary Club of Quebec-Charlesbourg. In addition, he has worked on several committees for the movement Desjardins, is a member of the board of directors for la Maison de Job and a founding member of committee to help bereaved persons for the Quebec division of the Canadian Red Cross.
Party: Vice-president of Charlesbourg-Jacques-Cartier Federal Riding Association. Served as a legal adviser for various elections at the federal and municipal levels. Very involved in NON camp in 1995 referendum
Party: Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada
Party: New Democratic Party
Education: Studying towards a PhD in literature at Universit� Laval.
Career Background: Hosted the radio show, "Salut l'Am�rique" (1999-2000, 2001-2004). Bookseller for the Librairie G�n�rale Fran�aise (1996-2001). Bookseller for the Librairie Pantoute (2001-2004). Consultant with the Association G�n�rale des �tudiantes et �tudiants du C�gep Limoilou.