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DISTRICT: Châteauguay-Saint-Constant
CandidatePartyVote CountVote ShareElected
Carole FreemanBQ2827451.38% X
Rosaire TurcotCON1121920.39%
Charles GhorayebLIB1029518.71%
Ehsan MohammadianNDP28655.21%
Alain RiouxGRN23754.32%
December 14, 2:04:38 PM EST 209 of 209 polls reporting

Ridings

048 Châteauguay-St-Constant

2006 Candidates:
BQ:Carole Freeman
CON:Rosaire Turcot
GRN:Alain Rioux
LIB:Charles Ghorayeb
NDP:Ehsan Mohammadian


RIDING PROFILE

 Riding Map
This riding lies on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River across from Montreal. It is a mixed urban and rural riding and the majority of residents live in Châteauguay. The riding includes St-Constant, Léry, Ste-Catherine, Delson and the Mohawk reserve of Kahnawake.

Primary employment sectors are manufacturing and retail trade. The average family income is $62,073 with an unemployment rate of 5.5 per cent.

According to the 2001 census, almost 14 per cent of the population lists English as their mother tongue. The total immigrant population is almost five per cent.

In the redistribution of 2004, Châteauguay-St-Constant was created from 90 per cent of Châteauguay riding, with a southern portion moving into Beauharnois-Salaberry riding. A riding called Châteauguay was created in 1867, but was abolished in 1914. In 1976, Châteauguay was re-established from 74 per cent of Laprairie, 21 per cent of St-Jean and four per cent of Beauharnois-Salaberry. In 1996, the riding added another portion of Beauharnois-Salaberry.

Population: 102,709

Political History
Bloc Québécois candidate Denise Poirier-Rivard won her first term in 2004, easily keeping the seat for her party. In 2000, Robert Lanctôt defeated Liberal Carole Marcil by 3,312 votes in Châteauguay riding. Châteauguay-Huntingdon-Laprairie, and its successor, Châteauguay, voted Liberal from 1949 to 1974 inclusive, except for a Progressive Conservative win in 1958. In 1979, Liberal Ian Watson, who was elected in LaPrairie from 1963-1974, ran and won here. He was re-elected in 1980 and defeated in 1984. PC Ricardo Lopez won in 1984 and 1988. In 1993, he lost to BQ Maurice Godin, who served two terms.

1979, 1980 - LIB
1984, 1988 - PC
1993, 1997, 2000, 2004 - BQ




CANDIDATE PROFILES

Carole Freeman

Party: Bloc Québécois













Rosaire Turcot

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Year of Birth: 1947
Birthplace: St. Isidore

Education: B.Ed. (with a major in teaching of high school biology), Université de Montréal; specialized bachelor's degree in remedial education, several certificates

Marital Status: Married
Children: Two

Career Background: Retired teacher. Worked as a remedial teacher with the C.S.D.M. Elementary school/high school teacher since 1969. Has filled various teaching related positions, including being in charge of remedial teaching, supervision and student life. Former school principal. Involved in all facets of school life, including school committees and parent committees

Political History
Federal: Defeated in Châteauguay-Saint-Constant in 2004



Alan Rioux

Party: The Green Party of Canada

Education: Studying at university for an Anthropology major and a History minor

Career Background: Worked for 16 years in the retail business

Campaign Office:
(514) 712-3351
arioux@partivert.ca


Charles Ghorayeb

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

Education: Student in the Faculty of Law at the University of Quebec at Montreal

Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Céline Shakesby
Children: Two - Michael and Christiane

Career Background: Businessman in Châteauguay. In 1996, he founded Les Emballages Châteauguay Inc., which he still runs. Company's clients are among Quebec's and Canada's major retailers. Member of many charitable, social and recreational agencies in Châteauguay, Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa, including the Châteauguay Minor Soccer Association, the Forum du Cèdre, the Maronite Council of Canada, the National Council on Canada-Arab Relations, the Lebanese Syrian Canadian Association, and the Châteauguay Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Former board member for all these agencies, and has held a variety of executive positions

Campaign Office:
Charles.Ghorayeb@plcq.org
ghorayeb.plcq.ca



Ehsan Mohammadian

Party: New Democratic Party

Birth Date: 1981
Birthplace: Iran

Education: Studied at Dawson College

Campaign Office:
ehsan.mohammadian@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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