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DISTRICT: Bourassa
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Denis CoderreLIB1870543.41% X
Apraham NiziblianBQ1377731.97%
Liberato MartelliCON683015.85%
Stefano SaykalyNDP22375.19%
François BoucherGRN13703.18%
Geneviève RoyerML1730.4%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 192 of 192 polls reporting


043 Bourassa

2006 Candidates:
BQ:Apraham Niziblian
CON:Liberato Martelli
GRN:François Boucher
LIB:Denis Coderre (Incumbent)
MLP:Geneviève Royer
NDP:Stefano Saykaly


 Riding Map
This riding, on Rivière-des-Prairies, is in the north part of the Island of Montreal. The riding is bounded by Rivière-des-Prairies in the west, Avenue Bruchési in the south, Boulevard Industriel and the CN line in the east and Avenue Fernand-Gauthier in the north.

The key industries include manufacturing, the service sector and the retail trade.The average family income is $44,494 and unemployment is 11.2 per cent.

This riding has a significant non-francophone population, with 15 per cent of Italian origin, the fifth highest in Canada. There are also Spanish and Arabic communities. According to the 2001 census, almost 30 per cent of the population have a mother tongue that is neither English or French. About 70 per cent are living in rented dwellings.

In 2004, the riding has added a small area from Anjou-Rivière-des-Prairies and six per cent from Ahuntsic, with the border moving further south to Avenue Bruchési. Bourassa riding was established in 1966, and the name was changed to Montreal-Bourassa in 1971 and back to Bourassa in 1976. In 1996, a part of Anjou-Rivière-des-Prairies was added.

Population: 99,944

Political History
In 2004, Liberal Denis Coderre defeated Bloc Québécois candidate Doris Provencher to win a third term. He was named secretary of state for amateur sport in 1999 and minister of citizenship and immigration in 2002. In 2003, he was appointed the president of the Privy Council, minister responsible for the Francophonie, minister responsible for Indian residential schools resolution and federal interlocutor for Métis and non-status Indians. He was dropped from cabinet in July 2004. Coderre lost the 1993 election by 53 votes to the BQ's Osvaldo Nunez.

Liberal Jacques Trudel was elected in 1968, 1972 and 1974. Liberal Carlo Rossi won three terms, beginning in 1979. He was defeated in 1988 by PC Marie Gibeau. She came third in 1993.

1968-84 inclusive - LIB
1988 - PC
1993 - BQ
1997, 2000, 2004 - LIB


Apraham Niziblian

Party: Bloc Québécois

Career Background: Was political attaché in office of Vice-Premier and Minister of Finance Bernard Landry and for Minister of Public Security Serge Ménard. Represented the national Armenian committee in Washington for almost three years. Currently a consultant who offers his services to institutional clientele

Liberato Martelli

Party: Conservative Party of Canada

Career background: He has more than 25 years of experience in the automotive and heavy vehicle industry. He worked for many companies specialized in that field, and his expertise and his professionalism are well known. He currently works for Canadian Tire.

Campaign Office:
(514) 321-9276

François Boucher

Party: The Green Party of Canada

Career Background: Coordinator and instructor for the city of Brossard.

Community Activities: Volunteer for Epilepsie Montreal. Volunteer for the Tour to L'ile de Montreal bike race and the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day Parade.

Campaign Office:
(514) 745-3952

Denis Coderre

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Birth date: July 25, 1963
Age: 42
Birthplace: Joliette, Que.

Education: Holds a BA in political science (1986) from the University of Montreal

Marital status: Married
Name of spouse: Chantal Renaud
Children: Genevi�ve and Alexandre

Career background: From 1990 to 1993, he hosted public affairs program on CKVL radio in Verdun. Is a consultant and researcher in international development. Was an assistant to Marcel Massé, minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, minister responsible for Public Service Renewal and president of the Privy Council. Prior to election: Vice-president, Public Affairs, Groupe Polygone éditeurs, an organization involved in hunting and fishing in Quebec

Community activities: Past president of the Speaking Contest of the Optimist Club; member of the Montreal-Nord Chamber of Commerce; member of the Saint-Michel Optimist Club; member of the Knights of Columbus; past president of the board of the Montreal-Nord Philharmonic

Political History
Party: Past president, Quebec Young Liberals. assistant general manager LPC(Q). Organizer in Quebec wing of Liberal party.
Federal: Defeated in Joliette in 1988. Defeated in Laurier-Ste-Marie in 1990 by election. Bourassa: Defeated in 1993, elected in 1997, 2000 and 2004

Political History
Cabinet: In 1999, was secretary of state (Amateur Sport). In 2002, was minister of Citizenship & Immigration. From 2003 to 2004, was president of the Privy Council, minister responsible for la Francophonie, minister responsible for Office of Indian Residential Schools Resolution and federal interlocutor for M�tis and non-status Indians.
Committee: Former vice-chair: joint committee on Official Languages. Former member: Agriculture and Agri-Food; Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities; subcommittee on the study of sport in Canada; member, cabinet committees: Treasury Board; Global Affairs; Expenditure Review. Member: Industry, Natural Resources, Science and Technology
Caucus: Former Chair of Quebec caucus.

Riding Address:
4975 Charleroi
Montreal North
(514) 323-1212

Ottawa Address:
Room 656-D Centre Block
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ont.
(613) 995-6108

Geneviève Royer

Party: Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada

Stefano Saykaly

Party: New Democratic Party

Riding Address:
Bourassa NDP Association
C/O NDP Qu�bec
100-4384, boul. St-Laurent,\
Montreal, Que.
H2W 1Z5

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