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DISTRICT: Berthier-Maskinongé
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Guy AndréBQ2619148.5% X
Marie-Claude GodueCON1695831.4%
Serge LafrenièreLIB560510.38%
Anne-Marie AubertNDP33196.15%
Nathalie GrattonGRN19253.56%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 231 of 231 polls reporting

Ridings

042 Berthier-Maskinongé

2006 Candidates:
BQ:Guy André (Incumbent)
CON:Marie-Claude Godue
GRN:Nathalie Gratton
LIB:Serge Lafrenière
NDP:Anne-Marie Aubert


RIDING PROFILE

 Riding Map
This rural riding located north of Montreal has the St. Lawrence River as its southern boundary and the St. Maurice River as part of the eastern boundary. Trois-Rivières is in the southeast corner. The riding contains the regional county municipalities of D'Autray and Maskinongé, the former Pointe-du-Lac and the former city of Trois-Rivières-Ouest.

Manufacturing and the service sector are two of the main employers, followed by retail trade. The average family income is $51,684 and unemployment is 7.2 per cent.

Almost 96 per cent of the population cited French as their mother tongue, while less than one per cent cited English. The total immigrant population is 1.45 per cent.

The riding of Berthier-Maskinongé was created in the 2004 redistribution from 49 per cent of Trois-Rivières riding, 30 per cent of Berthier-Montcalm and 26 per cent of St-Maurice.

Population: 103,516

Political History
In 2004, the newly created riding went to the Bloc Québécois by more than 18,000 votes. In 2000, in Trois-Rivières, Bloc candidate Yves Rocheleau was elected, defeating Liberal Denis Normandin. It was his third term as MP. In a 2002 byelection, in Berthier-Montcalm, Bloc Québécois candidate Roger Gaudet was elected, defeating Liberal Richard Giroux. St-Maurice is former prime minister Jean Chrétien's old riding.

2004 - BQ




CANDIDATE PROFILES

Guy André

Party: Bloc Québécois

Birth date: Nov. 17, 1959
Age: 46
Birthplace: Montreal, Que.

Education: Certificate in community action (1985). Certificate in Psychosocial Intervention (1988). Bachelor's in social work, UQAM (1990). Master's in social work, Laval University (1996)

Career background: Community organizer, Maskinong� MRC Health Centre, 1996-2004. Political assistant, Office of MNA Rémy Désilet, (2002-2003); social work teacher, Cégep de Trois-Rivières (2002-2003); family mediator (part time) (1997-2004); co-ordinator, youth centre Le tout à coup de Louiseville (1984-1996); co-ordinator of a halfway house for homeless people, Le hamac La Prairie, in Montreal (1983-1984)

Community activities: Community organizer, Centre de santé de la MRC de Maskinongé president: Clé en éducation populaire, literacy group; Centre jeunesse le Tout-é-coup, youth home; public sector United Way campaign; working group for the Jeunesse du Bassin de Maskinongé; Comité consultatif du personnel clinique du CLSC Valentine-Lupien; founding president of l'Accord Mauricie; community sector representative on Montérégie administrative commission. Member, board of directors: CLSC Valentine-Lupien; l'Association des aidants naturels; Carrefour jeunesse emploi; Au bout du monde youth home; l'Association des personnes handicapées.

Electoral History
Federal: Elected in Berthier-Maskinongé in 2004.

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Committee: Member: Standing committee on Official Languages.
Caucus: Critic for Foreign Affairs (International Francophonie).

Riding Address:
343 St Laurent St.
Louiseville, Que.
(819) 228-1210

Ottawa Address:
Room 313 Confed Bldg.
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ont.
(613) 992-5681



Marie-Claude Godue

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Education: Degree in social science with a major in recreaology from the University of Ottawa

Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Serge Dubeau
Children: One - Alix

Career Background:

Community Activities: Member of the Regroupement des femmes de carrières de la Mauricie



Nathalie Gratton

Party: The Green Party of Canada

Campaign Office:
(819) 535-2150
ngratton@partivert.ca









Serge Lafrenière

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Birthplace: Louiseville, Que.

Education: Holds a diploma in administration (option marketing) from l'Institut de tourisme et d'hôtellerie du Québec and a certificate in financial planning from Laval University

Career Background: Has worked as a financial planner for 13 years. He is also the former owner of the Miss Louiseville Restaurant.



Anne-Marie Aubert

Party: New Democratic Party

Campaign Office:
(800) 843-8598
annemarie.aubert@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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