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.
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
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
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.
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.
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth date: July 25, 1963
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
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
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.
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House of Commons
Party: Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada
Party: New Democratic Party
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